PRLog - Oct. 14, 2011 - NEW YORK -- MISSION Athletecare®
Sweaty hands pose serious problems for athletes – not just in basketball, but in all sports that depend on an athlete’s ability to maintain a strong grip on a ball, stick or racket. With the launch of Power Grip, athletes will finally have the solution they need: applying only a few drops of Power Grip to their hands delivers instant and sustained dry grip. MISSION’s proprietary “liquid chalk technology” is designed to work immediately to give athletes a better grip and the confidence that comes with it – exactly what athletes need when playing to win.
“When your hands are wet, your grip is slippery – and that can lead to a ton of problems for your game,” said All-Star Forward, Carmelo Anthony. “Ask any athlete: sweaty hands can mean all the difference with a shot, a pass, a block and, most importantly, your confidence. Nothing else has worked in the past. The chalk is messy, and is really just for show, and wiping your wet hands on wet shorts doesn’t help either. Power Grip changes all that.”
“The data speaks for itself,” said Mark French, President of the MISSION Basketball division. “A Pace University survey of over 50 college and high school coaches showed that over 80% of coaches have players who are negatively impacted by lack of hand grip due to sweat accumulation on their hands. That’s a huge problem for teams and athletes at all levels of play, and Power Grip delivers the solution.”
MISSION’s proprietary formula was developed and tested with Carmelo over the last 6 months, honing the product’s ability to improve grip at the very highest levels of athletic performance. Powder, chalk and towels only offer temporary relief, and often create secondary problems: they leave dust and dirt on the floor that can lead to slips and injury. Power Grip allows athletes to avoid those challenges, and comes in a pocket-size applicator for easy-to-use portability and convenience.
“Carmelo is unequivocally one of the most dynamic and elite athletes in the world,” said Josh Shaw, Founder of MISSION. “If we can jointly engineer a product that meets his level of play, we know the product will work well for everyone.”
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