We made a better Tire Liner, but even we were
surprised how much better!
In 2009 we started testing plastics used in the
building industry to achieve a tougher liner. A tire
liner needs to have only one function: to prevent
puncture flats while adding as little weight as
After some experimenting, we ran our first batch for
testing. Using an apparatus that allowed the slow
addition of weight behind a round toothpick
(actually pretty tough little things). We were
astonished at the results.
The three competing brands we tested allowed
penetration at weights between 4 and 8 lbs. (The "4"
being a recently introduced lightweight offering.)
We kept adding weight until at 25lbs. the toothpick
snapped! We re-ran the test several times on
different samples, but the results were mostly