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The Importance Of High-Quality Equipment In Athletic Performance

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Golf clubs and balls including irons and 56 degree wedge

Even if you don’t go pro at the time everyone says you should, there’s still plenty of fun and fulfillment to be had in playing and improving your athletic ability. And that’s why it’s worth investing in high-quality equipment. You don’t have to sign a professional contract to appreciate the effect it can have on your performance.

More Comfort

High-quality athletic equipment is more comfortable to play with. The good stuff has more padding and higher quality materials, so you can wear it or hold it for longer without getting blisters, skin irritation, or other injuries. Low-quality equipment is made with harsher materials.

Consider Pickleball paddles, for instance, for America’s fastest-growing sport. If you’re going to be gripping and swinging the handle for long periods of time, you want to be sure it’s properly cushioned. A cheap paddle with a plastic handle will cause blistering and soreness, which can distract you from playing your best game. But a well-made paddle can help maximize your time on the court.

See More, Do More

Low-quality athletic equipment hampers your play, which makes it difficult to see how and where you’re improving. But with high-quality gear, you can see and understand much more about how you’re doing. With targeted knowledge of your performance, you can focus on the areas that need more work.

You can even see the changes visually with good tracking equipment, like a radar or a GoPro helmet chin mount. The more data you have to review, the better you’ll know of the areas that need improvement. 

Greater Safety

If you’re standing behind home plate and have fastballs of up to 100 MPH flying at you, what kind of protective baseball umpire gear do you want? Cheap, flimsy equipment that’s barely thicker than a piece of cardboard? Or substantial, high-quality chest protectors and face masks that can prevent you from getting bruised or worse?

There are few people who wouldn’t prefer the latter in that situation. High-quality equipment is safer overall and it’s certainly worth the investment. It’s designed with the user’s needs in mind, and that always includes not getting injured when it comes to sports.

Higher Accuracy

In any sport where accuracy is crucial, performance improves drastically with good athletic equipment. You’ll never hit a single target with low-quality paintball supplies. If the barrel and aim of the marker aren’t precise, paintball pellets will fly everywhere except where they’re intended to go. But perfectly aligned markers will make winning significantly easier.

Of course, great quality equipment doesn’t take the place of practice and skill. Even the best supplies won’t turn a bad shot into a good one. But they do ensure that a good shot stays good and that your skill is accurately reflected in your results.

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Do More With Less

There is so much bad athletic equipment out there that you can buy equipment to cover the shortfalls of the original equipment. Gear can get expensive, especially if it wears out and you have to regularly replace it. High-quality equipment can save you money since you only have to buy it once, and then you can focus on the pieces you really need.

Part of baseball’s enduring popularity is its low barrier to entry. With just a good bat, helmet, and some balls, you and all your friends can play. And the more you play, the better you get. If you get a bad bat that shatters, though, the game is over no matter what inning it is.

Better Atlethic Performance

There are some sports, like auto racing, that rely entirely on having the best equipment. No matter how good a racecar driver you are, if you have a slow car, you’re not going to win. That’s why Formula 1, IndyCar, and NASCAR engineers work so tirelessly to make sure they have the fastest possible engine. It’s a sport where equipment is everything.

Of course, skill is also an important factor in auto racing. It allows the driver to have the second or third fastest vehicle and still win a race. And most sports enthusiasts are not driving Formula 1 cars. But the fact still remains that if you have better equipment, your overall athletic performance will improve.

Equipment should never hold someone back from participating in a sport that they love, and everybody has to start somewhere. On the flip side, it can feel overwhelming to invest hundreds of dollars into gear for a sport you just want to try. But if you’re looking to bring your athletic performance to the next level, getting the best quality equipment is a well-proven way to do it.

Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and world of fitness.

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