The new 2013 Atlas Tyke is our little pride and joy, and we couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out. Extreme sports require agility and mobility, even if you're 5 years old... so we created the Atlas Tyke. This is no down sized adult brace, this is a custom built product that was specifically engineered to conform to the proportions of small children that are just starting out. The Atlas Tyke fits a small child just like an adult brace fits a full size adult, and even though the product is miniature it still perserves the innovative features of its bigger counterparts to create unmatched performance for your little tyke.
Click features to expand
The Atlas Tyke brace is designed to fit a smaller rider, while performing the same as its bigger counterpart. For the first time, young kids can finally have safety equipment that will fit properly, and more importantly, function properly. The newly introduced Atlas Tyke weighs in at a miniature 490g.
Re-engineered Entry and Exit System
The entry and exit system used on the Tyke also doubles as the Emergency Release System. With the push of a button, a user can enter, or exit the brace very easily, with no loose parts to fall away. This quick release system can be performed in a matter of seconds by people of nearly any age.
Unique Frame Design
We went to great lengths to create a perfect fit for smaller riders, and simply modifying an existing part wasn't up to our standards. Instead, we decided to start from scratch. The Atlas Tyke brace uses its own unique frame design, specifically engineered to truly fit very young riders properly, while allowing them the range of motion they need to perform extreme sports.
Re-designed Back Supports
Designed with full size features, the Atlas Tyke back supports are nearly exact replicas of their bigger counterparts. Miniaturized dual pivoting back supports with dual flex-tip features are a new standard created by Atlas, and we just had to offer these to even the smallest of little athletes.
Reversible CNC'd Rear Mount Inserts
In addition to new back supports, our new reversible rear mount inserts offer adjustment without the need for an additional set of mounts. Simply loosen the rear axles of the brace, rotate the red inserts 180 degrees, tighten, and an adjustment has been made. Two sizes built into one mount allows our amazingly simplistic design to be extremely user friendly.
Youth Chest Strap
With a completely redesigned brace comes a redesigned way to secure it. We created a new chest strap system with more adjustment, and simplified operation... and just like with our Original brace the chest strap is included with each brace at no charge.
Simplistic flexible design
The Atlas Brace™ family is the first non-rigid brace family on the market. By creating a simplified design, and allowing the frame to flex upward and downward in the rear, the Atlas brace™ maximizes comfort, minimizes bulk, and reduces the “trapped” feeling that other products can create.
Reversible rear mount inserts offer multiple offsets for chest size, and a custom fit for smaller individuals.
Dual pivoting back supports
By incorporating dual back supports into the design, the Atlas Brace™ provides greater surface area spread across the back, while transferring loads around the spine rather than directly into it. Increasing surface area helps disperse loads over a larger part of the body, aiming to reduce pressure points in critical areas of the body.
An open sternum area helps transfer the impact around the sternum on a greater surface area of the body, possibly reducing the risk of a fracture.
The Atlas Brace™ has unique, flexible, leaf spring design chest supports that allow the chest supports to aid in absorbing and slowing down Hyper-Flexion impacts. This promotes further rotation of the helmet, helping to keep the body in motion rather than the head coming to an abrupt stop on impact. This innovative suspension system can also help to reduce some forces transferred through the helmet, head, and chest by distributing them through the brace.
Custom energy absorbing padding
Unique material properties help to disperse energy from an impact before it reaches the body, further reducing smaller injuries such as bruising or muscle fatigue when compared to conventional EVA foams. All padding is water resistant to ensure no added weight, or wet padding during use.
6061-T6 Aluminum hardware
The hardware included on the Atlas Brace™ is fully custom designed, CNC machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum, and anodized to meet the requirements and specifications for this product. All hardware is mounted parallel with specific areas of the body to ensure no bolts are mounted in a way that could puncture the body in a catastrophic crash scenario. Every aspect of the Atlas Brace™ was carefully engineered, that is why simple, cheap hardware from a catalog was not considered as an option.
The Atlas Brace™ can be configured in various ways. Some options include:
- Stand alone brace with no straps
- Full 3 piece chest strap (included)
- Stand alone brace with chest protector
- Chest protector mounted to brace (see user manual for instructions on mounting)
Two Color Options
The Atlas Tyke exists in White or black.
In The Box
Each Atlas Tyke Brace is packaged with a chest strap system, 1 draw string brace bag, and a multi-language user manual.
The Atlas Brace™ sizing is based on chest circumference (distance around the chest, measured high on the chest, just under the arms). The sizing is as follows:
- Tyke Brace: 24” - 28” (61cm - 71 cm)
- Prodigy Brace: 29” - 33” (74cm - 84 cm)
- Small Brace: 33” - 36” (84cm - 92 cm)
- Medium Brace: 37” - 41” (94cm - 104 cm)
- Large Brace: 42+ (106 cm+)
To easily measure your chest, please see our printable tape measure at www.atlasbrace.com/sizing
Optimal brace fitment is achieved by selecting the correct rear mount offset, and opting to use (or not use) the optional shoulder padding for height adjustment that suits your body and range-of-motion of your head/neck, as described in the Atlas Brace™ user manual.
While fitting a brace, there are 2 key steps to follow for length and height adjustment:
1 - While standing straight up, the brace should fit snug on your chest and back, and the shoulder padding should be resting on your body. If the shoulder padding does not rest flush on the body, there will be a gap between the shoulder padding and the body. This shows the brace is too tight on the chest and the rear mounts supplied on the brace should be reversed to change the offset, this will add length to the brace to create a better fit, allowing the shoulder padding to rest on the body as it should.
2 - Once the brace is properly fitted for your chest size, determine which height setting is right for your individual body type and neck length so that you will have proper range-of-motion before starting activity. Put on a helmet to determine which setting is right for you, and if you do not feel your range-of-motion is sufficient, remove the optional shoulder padding from your Atlas Brace™ by pulling down on the outer edge of the bottom shoulder pad. The padding will simply “pop” out of the top shoulder pad. Repeat for the opposite side. Make sure the brace still fits snug on the body, and the shoulder padding is resting on your shoulders.
Please head over to our testing page by clicking HERE for more info.
Please head over to our FAQ page by clicking HERE for more info.