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FD SORBO "Shock-Absorbing" 5mm Kote

  • $ 220.00 USD
  • Product Code: KBPK_012

    We at Aoi Budogu, are adding yet another quality Kendo Bogu to our already diverse lineup of Bogu offerings.
    We are ecstatic and pleased to offer our version of the "Sorbothane" Shock-Absorbing Kendo Bogu.
    For those that are not familiar with "Sorbothane", it is a synthetic viscoelastic urethane polymer used as a shock absorber and vibration dampener. The energy dissipating properties of Sorbothane are unmatched when compared to any other synthetic rubber or polymer.
    Sorbothane combines some of the properties of rubber, silicone and other elastic polymers and can be used in applications such as shoe insoles,sporting equipment, computer parts vibration dampening, and acoustic insulation. NASA has even used Sorbothane for the isolation mounts on the shuttle cameras.
    What does all of this mean and how will this perform in a Kendo Bogu you ask?
    Aside from the superior shock and vibration dampening, the sorbothane, in the Men and Kote’s will keep working to absorb the energy from shinai hits as it has great memory (millions of cycles) So it will not degrade its absorption rate over the lifespan of the bogu.

    Aoi Budogu’s Practice Kote’s are the perfect solution for those looking to replace an old set of worn out Kote’s or simply to have an extra pair to use in conjunction with your main pair.

    As with all of our bogu parts, they are built to last. These Kote’s are crafted from Fabric, Cowhide and also Deerskin in all of the critical areas to promote comfort and style. Crafted with 5mm stitch intervals, these Kote’s are a steal!

    KOBUSHI (FIST) Indigo Dyed Cow Leather
    PALM Smoked Deer Leather
    NAMAKO Single Namako
    FUTON REINFORCEMENT Indigo Dyed Cotton (Right Kote: Enclosed "SORBOTHANE®" shock absorber)

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