Today, RockTape Inc., a leader in sports medicine products and education, is introducing the ultimate weapon for workouts at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® in Carson, Calif. The new knee sleeves, dubbed Assassins, help athletes of every level reduce discomfort* and improve performance during weightlifting, high-intensity interval training, obstacle course racing and more.
Assassins are an evolution of RockTape’s wildly popular KneeCaps®, fine-tuned through three years of feedback from RockTape customers and professional athletes, like Ashley Horner, Marcus Filly, Neal Maddox and 2008 CrossFit Games Champion Jason Khalipa, to provide the ultimate knee supports.
“Assassins are truly a manifestation of our dedication to keeping athletes going stronger, longer,” says Cullen Maroney, Head of Product Development at RockTape. “Top powerlifters, Olympic lifters, CrossFit® athletes, and weekend warriors depend on our sleeves to deliver support, warmth and durability—and with Assassins, we’ve unquestionably built the best knee sleeves on the market.”
As a leader in functional fitness, RockTape has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to protective gear for athletes. Assassins are designed to be extra tall, and were carefully constructed to support the knee and compress the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) at its insertion point above the patella—proven to help ensure proper stability and tracking. This extra-tall construction also prevents the sleeves from shifting or slipping during workouts, a common complaint about competing sleeves.
With an updated synthetic fabric shell bonded with unique SBR neoprene and secured via double-mauser stitching, Assassins are virtually indestructible. If any pair of Assassins fails to carry out its purpose, RockTape boasts the industry’s only one-year warranty against defects and premature failure.
“From our original KneeCaps to our new Assassins, we’ve been dedicated to the functionality behind fitness,” adds Stefano Scalia, Director of Marketing at RockTape. “Unlike sleeves from other companies, Assassins are designed with the unique needs of athletes in mind, and are much more than a repurposed medical support.”
Featuring aggressive new styles like Red Camo and Skull, along with RockTape’s signature Manifesto motif, Assassins make a statement while delivering uncompromising performance. Assassins are are available in sizes extra small through extra large, with two thickness options: 5mm for moderate and 7mm for maximum support.