We are probably not the first thing you notice once the game has started – BUT the innovative tribo-tape from Spraino keeps handball players safely on-court all around the world. This makes us an active contributor to that crazy underarm shot you dream of accomplishing during your next game! We ensure that you can go a 100% on goal or pass of that awesome tv-save wearing SplitOut on your heels.
Several years of research in ankle injury prevention led us to the development of the innovative Tribo-tape* “Spraino”. This is the most discrete and simple, yet effective, way of preventing ankle injuries in handball. Spraino is in fact just a set of adhesive tribological patches that easily attaches to the outside of your handball shoes. The effect of Spraino has been tested clinically with an up to 60% reduction of severe ankle sprains during a season of handball play.
*’Tribo’ is an abbreviation of tribology; the science of friction between interacting surfaces.
Spraino prevents both contact and non-contact injuries!
Ankle injuries in handball incur through both contact (i.e. stepping onto the foot of an opponent) as well as non-contact mechanisms. In both injury cases, the lateral outside of the shoe sole makes contact with (and sticks too) the floor, thus creating an anchor around which the injury takes place. This typically results in an almost unavoidable ankle sprain injury.
Spraino minimizes friction on the lateral edge of your shoe and will alleviate more than 90% of the injuring force in a typical injury situation. This allows your foot to return to its natural position, and in this way helps you avoid the otherwise unavoidable.
Spraino is unnoticeable during regular play since it only covers the absolute edge of the shoe.
Don’t waste your time sitting behind the bench not helping your team. Use Spraino and make sure you keep doing what you love – playing handball!
Nicolai Nygaard (Ribe-Esbjerg HH)
The “Ribe-Esbjerg rocket-arm”, was recently out injured with his ankle. Nicolai does not want his injury history to repeat itself and will not play a game without having Spraino on his shoes.
Click the video and listen to Nicolai explaining what it is like playing with Spraino, why he does it, and what having this extra level of security means to him.
Line Jørgensen (Esbjerg Handball)
Line is one of the absolute profiles in the Danish handball league. She is renown for her excellent defensive play and her fearsome 9-meter shots from the left-back position. Line has won the Danish championship, Rumanian championship, She’s a national trophy champion, EHF-Cup winner, Champions League winner. Line is the former team-captain of the Danish National Team and has represented her country on 147 occasions – on the highest level.
Line was prone to suffer from ankle injuries but now uses Spraino to mitigate the risk.
Increase the speed of your split and avoid annoying injuries
SplitOut is an all-new specially developed Tribo-tape that eases the goalkeeper’s splitting motion through its unique low-friction properties. SplitOut easily attaches to the heel of your goalkeeping shoes (instead of i.e. sports tape) and thus minimizes the friction between shoe and floor.
SplitOut ensures a smooth and even slide, allowing for you to coordinate your arms freely, on your way down into the split. SplitOut even slides across the hand-glue-residues that tends to contaminate the goalkeeping area, and thus helps reducing unnecessary shocks and loads to your knee joint. In fact, multiple SplitOut users have reported that their heel and ankle pain has been alleviated since switching to SplitOut during practice and games.
SplitOut is a result of the existing research in friction and contact mechanics we have conducted in collaboration with Aalborg University, the Technolocal University of Denmark (DTU) and the Danish Handball Federation.