Guardian Innovations Brings Polyurethane Advances to the Playing Field
Athletes — from students to professionals — always want their equipment to perform at its best. At Atlanta-based Guardian Innovations, owners Erin and Lee Hanson are helping lacrosse balls to maintain their peak condition. The ball in a lacrosse game can be hurled at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Commonly used rubber balls were known to harden and grow slick over time which hinders performance.
Guardian created a ball made entirely of polyurethane, which resists grease and hardening. Certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), it has since been made the official ball of the sport. It even has been shown to last up to 10 times longer than traditional lacrosse balls.