The X8 Knee Brace is the most protective, comfortable brace on the market, utilizing innovative patent pending technology which incorporates the CCRS (Continuous Cable Routing System) to form an unparalleled system of support and protection. The forged CNC machined dial makes fit adjustments on the fly and through pants easy. Fully lined with plush EVA foam, a comfortable, impact-absorbing surrounding is created. Includes one pair of braces and two extra sets of patellar shell pads for a precise fit.
Measure from the center point of the kneecap to 6 inches up the thigh. Measure the circumference of your thigh at that point. With this measurement, follow the size chart below.
• If you fall between two sizes, choose the smaller size.
• If the #2 Tendon Back Plate contacts the shells and will not tighten any further, the brace is too large for you. Using an X8 that is too large for you will not function as designed and will not protect you properly. It may also cause premature wear of the device and may void the warranty.
|SIZING||THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE||KNEE WIDTH|
|S||17”-19” (43-48cm)||3.4”-4.4” (8.6-11.2cm)|
|M||19”-21” (48-53cm)||3.4”-4.4” (8.6-11.2cm)|
|L||21”-23” (53-58cm)||3.4”-4.4” (8.6-11.2cm)|
|XL||23”-25” (58-63cm)||4.2”-5.0” (10.7-12.7cm)|
1. Injection Molded Shells
20% Glass Filled Nylon shells are designed to be flexible in places to allow the shells to conform to the users leg for better fit, comfort and stability, and designed to be rigid where necessary to resist excessive movement and provide impact resistance.
2. Forged Aluminum Parts
The Dial, Dial Fastener, Extension Stop, and Hinges are made of CNC Forged 6061 T-6 aluminum for maximum strength.
3. UHMWPE Cable
The cable is made with an Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber. This material is being used in many advanced applications such as the aerospace industry and the military. It is the latest replacement material for Kevlar. It is known for its high tensile, bending and abrasion strength.
4. Tendon Back Plate
The Tendon Back Plate is uniquely designed to route the cable around the users leg in strategic locations to reinforce the main ligaments of the knee. The Tendon Back Plate is made from a special flexible Kraton material designed to grip the users leg and prevent migration.
5. Foam Padding
The Foam Padding is made from closed cell ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. The EVA foam pads are designed to conform to the users unique leg shape providing maximum comfort and control while gripping the users leg and preventing migration. Closed cell EVA Foam won’t absorb moisture (sweat), so they are odorless and easy to clean..
The velcro straps are designed to be comfortable and fully adjustable. Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR) Pull Tabs are durable to make the straps easy to use and are numbered to prompt the user to tighten the straps in the correct order to ensure proper fit.
7. Extension Stops
The braces come with optional degrees of extension stops to limit full extension if desired. The extension stop installed on the brace is at 0 degrees, and included are 4, 8 and 12 degree stops.