Douglas Pads Football Womens Zena DZ "Ms. D" Shoulder Pads. The Zena DZ is still the pad of choice for offensive and defensive line as well as tight-ends, defensive ends, centers, and snappers. Its low profile, streamlined design allows greater range of motion and increased vision, allowing the athlete not to be restricted.
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Ideal for Tight Ends, Defensive Ends, Centers, and Snappers
The Zena DZ is still the pad of choice for offensive and defensive line as well as tight-ends, defensive ends, centers, and snappers. Its low profile, streamlined design allows greater range of motion and increased vision, allowing the athlete not to be restricted.
After 5 years of use and feedback from players around the world who have worn Zena pads, Douglas has redesigned the series. The cushions have been streamlined to fit closer to the shell, reducing the bulk and weight. The "QB" series has been eliminated and replaced with the versatile "25" series, introducing a true multi-position style pad. The belt and buckles have been removed, and now offers a cantilever pad in the Zena series.
This patent pending invention from Pam McQueer, former owner of the first women's professional football team in Michigan, is now reality! After conferring with "people in the know" about the football equipment business, Mrs. McQueer turned to Douglas, to have the idea become reality. After learning that Douglas outfits over 85% of the Div. 1 College and Universities as well as 13 Heisman Trophy Winners, several NFL teams, such as the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans, she felt Douglas would be the perfect fit.
Mrs. McQueer: "As the owner of a women's football team, it was very obvious to me that due to the physical attributes of my/all players, safety was an issue, due to the improper fit of the men's pads on a female frame. Not only was safety a factor, but also comfort. We were out promoting semi-pro football and we looked like a bunch of misfits. The looks projected what I believe to be an unprofessional setting. Accessibility was another issue. As by the time distributors supplied the Pro teams, and College teams, then following up with High schools, there were little or no pads available. The things that needed to be created for the women were a few "key" design changes. First, a "cupped" frontal plate for the breasts. Second, a longer shell design with a lower anchor point to hold the pads down form "riding up." And third, a low-profile, lower riding pad with a wider neck opening for mobility. Safety, fit, comfort, and availability were my goals. All these design changes are part of the "ZENA" series pads, and I am proud to say that you have never worn anything like it before! Give it a try and play to your best capabilities with safety and comfort."
The protective padding (cushion) of the shoulder pad is made of open cell foam. Within the foam are thousands of tiny air cells. By adhering the outer fabric to the foam, a sealed environment is created, trapping the air inside of the cushion. When an outside force is exerted on to the shoulder pad shell (load spreader), the force causes the shell to push on the cushion, forcing the air to move within the cells of the foam out of 360 degrees, thereby lessening the blow from being felt straight in to the point of impact. There is a much wider area of dispersion, resulting in less trauma to the body.
About Douglas Pads:
Douglas Pads & Sports, Inc. has now been in the business of building and supplying football shoulder pads and accessories to the football industry for over 25 years.
Douglas has a hard-hitting strategy for pad performance and player confidence. Hard-hitting action is as old as football, but the equipment has changed dramatically.
You practice hard to be the best - so why not get the pad that will help you play your best?
Douglas Pads are designed specifically to enhance a player's performance through superior protection, non-restricted mobility, and comfort. Each piece of Douglas equipment goes through a series of continuous quality control checks before being shipped.
Through research and personal service, Douglas has worked to build the finest Air Management pads available on the market. Their system uses 100% urethane open cell foam covered by a lightweight nylon to make the pads lighter, while giving players and extra cushion of protection.
WM - WXL with "A" or "B" Breast Plates
Women's Size Chart
|Size||Band (inches)||Breast Plate "A"||Breast Plate "B"|
|WM||17-18||Fits A/B Cup||Fits C and Up|
|WL||18-19||Fits A/B Cup||Fits C and Up|
|WXL||19-20||Fits A/B Cup||Fits C and Up|
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K. ZIEGLER (Saskatchewan) on August 31, 2013
Great pads will purchase agAin