40. Advanced Materials in Sports Equipment

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. F. H. Froes

Published Online: 8 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch40

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection

How to Cite

Froes, F. H. (2002) Advanced Materials in Sports Equipment, in Handbook of Materials Selection (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. doi: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch40

Editor Information

  1. Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., Albany, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP), University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471359241

Online ISBN: 9780470172551



  • technological momentum;
  • carbon composite sockets;
  • Kevlar fibers;
  • hydroelastic tailoring;
  • acceptable performance standards


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characteristics of Materials of Importance in Sports Equipment Design

  • The Impact of Advanced Materials on Sports Performance

  • Ethical Considerations

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References