A Jockstrap is a protective undergarment worn by the baseball players to protect their testicles and penis from any kind of injury. Apart from baseball, this undergarment is worn by athletes from other sports fields that involve contact or physical activity. The Jockstrap is an elastic waistband which has a supporting pouch for the genitals and the option of placing the protective cup. It also has two that attaches the base of the pouch to the waistband from the left as well as the right sides. The Word Jockstrap is derived from two different words. The word ’Jock’ comes from an American slang term which means an athlete and the word ‘Strap’ is the design of the undergarment itself. The first use of this undergarment for the sports-related purpose was back in 1959.
History Of Jockstrap
The actual invention of this undergarment was in 1874. In those days the street of Boston was full of cobblestones creating problems for the bicycle jockeys. So C.F. Bennett of the famous Chicago Sports Company invented this undergarment to solve the plight and provide comfort and support to these bicycle jockeys. Then in 1897, a new company called Bike Web Company was formed by Bennett. With this new company, he took the patent right of the product and began mass manufacturing of Bike Jockey Strap. Until 2003, the company had its own production line but later in the same year, Russell Athletic took over the company and its trademark rights. Russell Athletic had been producing jockstrap until 2017 under the brand and logo of Bike. After 2017, the Bike brand was retired and Russell Athletic became a part of the Fruit-of-the-Loom subsidiary.
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These undergarments were quite popular in the 20th century with the discovery of Heidelberg Electric Belt. With the help of low voltage electricity powering this jockstrap, it became a source to cure various types of ailments. Until today, these undergarments are being used by athletes in various kinds of sporting events. They are also prescribed by doctors for certain injury and surgery-related conditions.
The Design Pattern
The Jockstrap of different brands is fairly similar to each other. The only point where they differ is the width of the waistband and the material used for manufacturing them. Some of these undergarments have a custom design to suit the need of a particular kind of sports. Special materials are also used to protect from cold conditions during winter sports. Protective Cups along with the jockstrap provide additional protection to the athletes. They are generally of either rubber or hard plastic for protection and have a soft lining for a comfortable fit. The Jockstrap is a must for all you play baseball.
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- The protective cups have soft rubber edges for a comfortable fit and flexible protection.
- Its superior moisture-management fabric quality provides proper cooling and ventilation.
- It is available in various sizes according to the size of the waist.
- Natural rubber latex is the main product.
- The quality of the product is the finest.