How i-Mask is tested.
The following Standards have been developed for the testing of high impact small ball sports, in particular Squash and Racquetball.
Safety Standards testing of ASNZS 4066 : 1992 and ASTM f803 - 94 is carried out by Unisearch Limited, School of Optometry, University of New South Wales, Australia.
The testing laboratory is registered as number 1923 with NATA, the governing body for Australian testing authorities.
The Australian ASNZS 4066 : 1992 is recognised worldwide. Canada, North America and the UK have their own Safety Standards, also internationally recognised.
The ASTM f803 - 94 is the North American Safety Standard.
To comply with World Squash Federation Approval, all eye wear MUST be clearly marked and labelled with all the relevant safety standards.
The projectile, fired from a high pressure air cannon in all tests, is a standard yellow dot squash ball propelled at 40 metres per second (150 kph/90 mph) from a distance of approximately 1 - 2 metres from the impact area of the head form.
The eye protectors must not fail any of the 8 impacts, at selected angles, on the lens or the frame.
Any dislodgment of the lenses from the frames, cracking of the frames or dislodgment of the frames from the head form results in a failed test.
Any contact with the eye, by any part of the lens or frame or ball, discontinues the testing, resulting in failure.
Frontal impacts only do not constitute a completed test.
Acceptance of i-Mask
Interesting fact: There are 142 squash playing nations.
Protective eyewear for squash players is now becoming mandatory in many countries throughout the world.
It is a growing trend that i-Mask eyewear has capitalised on by having the proper product qualifications and the best endorsements from a wide range of important bodies.
Approved and/or endorsed by
- World Squash Federation
- European Squash Federation
- Asian Squash Federation
- Swiss Squash Racquets Association
- Hong Kong Squash Racquets Association
- Malaysian Squash Federation
- Singapore Squash Federation
- New Zealand Squash
- Squash Australia
- Victorian Squash Federation
- NSW Squash
- Squash ACT
- Squash Tasmania
- Champion squash players
Currently, the product enjoys the support of many of the world's top players. It is used exclusively by many national teams and is their first choice whilst playing doubles. High profile and leading squash coaches recommend its use exclusively for training and competition. The product is widely distributed around the world to more than 42 countries.