ApplicationNo. 06/648748 filed on 09/10/1984
US Classes:2/461, Both shoulders2/16, Hand or arm2/20, Hand pads2/24, Knee pads or rests2/44, Shoulder and back2/467, Back protector2/908, GUARD OR PROTECTOR HAVING A HOOK-LOOP TYPE FASTENER2/910, Hand or wrist protector2/911Leg protector
ExaminersPrimary: Schroeder, Werner H.
Assistant: Olds, J. L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA41D 13/08 (20060101)
A41D 13/05 (20060101)
A63B 71/08 (20060101)
A63B 71/12 (20060101)
AbstractThe present invention relates to apparel which can be worn during breakdancing as an aid to the dancer in performing the breakdance movements and for distributing impact and torsional loads encountered by the dancer during the breakdance. The breakdance apparel of the present invention in its simplest form is apparel in which those portions of the apparel which contact the support structure have a relatively low coefficient of friction. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention the apparel is provided with resilient regions having an external surface with a relatively low coefficient of friction. In one embodiment the breakdance apparel of the present invention may be in the form of a jacket, jump suit or vest which has been provided with elements having a relatively low coefficient of friction. In another embodiment of the present invention the breakdance apparel is in the form of an accessory designed for placement over those portions of the skeletal frame which may be subject to impact and torsional loads.