Super Sound® Smart Bond
Super Sound combined with Smart Bond Makes for a winning combination.
The new Super Sound front shoe has been crossed with the Blue Bond Extra Sound, to create the all new Super Sound Smart Bond.
The special anti-concussion Blue Bond material was bonded to the Super Sound race plate onto the heel quarter of the shoe behind the fourth nail hole. This is the area where most of the concussion enters the hoof capsule and where the horses natural anti-concussion structures are located. The bonded area is slightly elevated above the rest of the shoe but as soon as the hoof is weight bearing the rubber compresses, maintaining a level foot surface and contact with the shoe while reducing concussion at the point of impact.
The benefit of the Smart Bond process is that, in the front half of the race plate, where the nail holes are located, the aluminum plate is in direct contact with the hoof. This ensures that the race plate does not move, which in the past has sometimes resulted in risen clenches.