“Gate Slams Down” is a common opening for many race announcers. Why? Because the gate. SLAMS. down. The force of most gates hitting the ground is enough to jar the fillings from the molars of anyone standing in a 10-foot radius–just imagine what it’s doing to the welds and anchorages of your gate system. Some cut-in-half garden hose is not the “pro” way to play. A full set of Pro Gate Shock Stoppers takes baby-soft care of your gate drops. Your announcer will be stoked to find a new starting phrase.