Sports equipment is constantly on the move, whether it's being transported from the locker room to the sidelines or to another city for an away game. With the natural stress that leads up to a game day, teams shouldn’t have to worry about putting crew members at risk handling the equipment or the chance that equipment may have been damaged in transit. And with custom sports equipment cases, they won’t have to.
Let’s take a closer look at why custom is the right way to go with sports equipment cases.
It Makes the Jobs of Equipment Managers Easier
When an individual steps into the role of an athletic equipment manager, they take on a lot of responsibilities. Along with making sure teams always have the gear they need and that it is properly maintained, equipment managers are also tasked with laying out equipment on practice and game days and then collecting and putting everything away afterward. That’s a lot of back and forth that can be made far more difficult with sports equipment cases that lack mobility.
The benefits of a custom sports equipment case are two-fold. On one hand, the dimensions of the case are fitted precisely to the specifications of the items stored inside, so there’s no excess weight to be concerned about. Further, customization capabilities allow casters to be added to a case so equipment managers can simply wheel gear across the field versus trying to pick it up.
It’s also worth mentioning that sports equipment cases can be customized to match a sport team’s colors. While this provides a cohesive look on the field, court or rink, it can also be used for organizational purposes so equipment managers can more easily locate certain items — and thus be more productive.
It Preserves the Quality of the Sports Equipment
While all sports equipment requires some degree of protection, some items require an extra degree of sensitivity. Consider poppable balls as an example. If there’s too much room in a sports equipment case, the balls have more room to expand and contract amid pressure. Additionally, without the proper padding in place, other equipment in the case (if sharp enough) can puncture the balls and cause them to pop.
The last thing an equipment manager wants to find when they arrive at a sporting event is that equipment has been damaged — whether it’s a soccer ball that’s popped, a hockey puck that’s dented or a baseball bat that has snapped in two. Aside from the inconvenience it causes in the immediate moment, the costs to replace these items is unexpected, and thus has the equipment managers tapping into funds outside their existing budget.
The customization of sports cases delivers protection for cases from the inside out. Combined with the choice of materials on the exterior and interior of the case and foam inserts to cushion items, a precisely fitted design ensures that even the most sensitive of sports equipment is able to safely survive daily wear-and-tear — no matter what the weather conditions are.
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