Technology and Design
To address this unique challenge, Boombang dug into the materials science, working with international polymer and composite experts for guidance. The design criterion didn’t just include making a product that could ward off most line drives, the new protective caps had to be comfortable, protective, light, and attractive so that pitchers would voluntarily choose to wear them.
After several iterations and significant testing, we arrived at the optimal solution: an aggressively-styled carbon fiber composite shell lined with an advanced energy-absorbing impact layer, a conforming foam liner, and a breathable moisture-wicking cover.
The new "Half Cap" is further proof that MLB and the MLB Players Association are committed to player safety, and Boombang is here to help.