About OBO

Our products

OBO equipment is designed and produced by a company which does nothing else than make hockey gear for goalies. If we don’t get it right, we don’t make a living so we think hard, test hard, and work hard to bring you gear that really works. OBO is the world market leader. We have achieved this by producing products that really work, last, and because we produce products other manufacturers are not capable of making.

Our approach

We involve goalkeepers in several countries to provide ideas on gear, and to test ideas as we develop equipment. Because goal keepers do the development work, our products are based on real need, and sound testing. We also use professional product designers to put the finishing touches to our products, so they not only work well, but look great as well.

Our design philosophy

Having looked carefully at modern playing trends, new rules, and what players need we have found that the goalkeepers need to be very mobile. Goalkeepers need to be agile, and as versatile as possible. In fact, the best goalkeepers will almost become an extra defender. More rebound, especially in kickers is also required.

Why we are unique

There are two reasons our product are unique: Firstly OBO foam is unique. It has a tighter cell structure. This means that OBO foam lasts a lot longer. Secondly OBO products are made using a unique thermo-bonding process. This enables us to make 3 dimensional products. This means our legguards are pre-moulded to fit the leg, and are shaped to reflect the way the body moves, meaning you can move more quickly. Our bonding process also means that we bond, not glue the various densities of foam together. This increases the strength and enables us to add higher density foam in areas where extra protection is required.

Our ability to make 3 dimensional products means OBO products fit the body better, and have performance and protection properties no other gear can hope to have. OBO products let you move quickly and naturally.

To learn more about OBO visit the official OBO New Zealand website!

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