Advanced materials for sports equipment: how advanced materials help optimize sporting performance and make sport safer
Practically all sports have benefited in some crucial way by the introduction of synthetic materials. Advanced Materials in Sports Equipment is a readable introduction to these new materials. The book examines the role played by advanced materials in the design, performance, appearance and safety aspects of various equipment and indicates likely future developments.
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