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Old 03 December 2014, 13:22   #1
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Shock mitigating flooring

I have search but cannot see this listed before.

I today was out reveiwing/testing Wolf Shock Mitigation Systems LTD | Products which a flooring system that can be easily laid and fitted aboard and also lifted if you change boats.

Having tried shock reduction seats and attended some shock mitigating seminars I was keen to look at this product produced locally to South Coast.

The issue for shock seating for me is the cost and the moving parts and also they should be adjusted to each passenger. Also when the going gets rough we regularly stand over jockey seats and use our legs to act as absorbers of the shock thereby eliminating the seats.

This flooring appears from our experiences today to be well thought out and does reduce flooring impacts at speed. We tried a 5.8 RIB today with the flooring removed to start with and then placed it in position to helm at 28-30knts into Solent chop and some ferry waves. I have no doubt it worked for us whilst standing and found sitting down harsh for the conditions. We ran a smaller boat as we wanted to see how it worked at speed

I have no connections with the company but am looking now to get some firm ideas of a fitment/measurements

I have placed some images on here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4063641&type=1

and also several 3-4 videos on my facebook page which dont do it justice as I was hanging on and trying to film https://www.facebook.com/pages/C2-RIB/226148124063641

Hope this helps others if they are looking at options.
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Old 03 December 2014, 14:13   #2
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How thick is it ? an inch ?
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I have Wolf Shock Mitigation Flooring on NEVER ENOUGH . It was used by the 999 RB Challenge Team. I can confirm it works . Good stuff.
It is made to measure so not to easy to move from rib to rib unless identical deck layout.
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I have Wolf Shock Mitigation Flooring on NEVER ENOUGH . It was used by the 999 RB Challenge Team. I can confirm it works . Good stuff.
Which type of shock is it best at dealing with - the big off the top of a wave hard landing that might cause a serious injury, or the continual bumping that leaves you fatigued after a long day? i.e. big G low frequency or low G relatively high frequency?
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How thick is it ? an inch ?
I would say a bit more never got to measuring the thickness
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Which type of shock is it best at dealing with - the big off the top of a wave hard landing that might cause a serious injury, or the continual bumping that leaves you fatigued after a long day? i.e. big G low frequency or low G relatively high frequency?
I have not tried it out in very extreme conditions but for sure would work for continual bumping.

The 999 RB Challenge had it only from Ramsgate to Southampton and comments were made on their FB page
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Sorry for being daft here, but what is made of? Is is sprung or more like high density foam?
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Its expensive, so its probably made of magic.
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We use Cannon EVA utility mats from ebay. Great stuff you can lock together like a jigsaw puzzle. Super light. Can be cut easily too! Good shock absorber & at only 1.99 for
a 2 ft square!!!!!
You could always double them up to make them softer?
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At 20kg per Sq metre it sounds quite substantial...
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