NOW INNOVATIONS IN THE AUTO RACING INDUSTRY ARE IMPACTING THE NATION’S GREATEST GAME
In the auto racing industry, safety is a serious concern. As the fastest sport, it has great potential to be deadly. For years, former race car driver Bill Simpson has been a pioneer of safety in the auto racing business. Simpson was familiar with finding innovative ways to absorb huge amounts of impact in the racing industry, and he realized similar technologies could be put to use in American football. Bill Simpson paired up with auto racing legend Chip Ganassi and together, they created American football helmets that are the first of its kind.
USING MATERIALS ENGINEERED TO STOP BULLETS, SURVIVE EXTREME CAR ACCIDENTS, AND PROTECT SPACE TRAVELLERS
When the team at SG set out to create a new football helmet, they started completely from scratch. They threw out materials other helmet companies are using, knowing that dense materials like plastic and heavy metals hinder performance and protection. What they created was an entirely new helmet, crafted from high-tech, light, ultra-strong materials.
SG is making moves to improve protection. It’s time to change the game for good.
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NEW SALES GIMMICKS APPLIED TO OLD TECHNOLOGY PRODUCE UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS
Air bladders and shock systems are dated. New uses of old technology won’t solve anything.
Many companies boast a new design or a hot new shock system. The problem is that most of these “new designs” use the same old materials: plastic and air.
Current helmet models redirect impact instead of absorbing it, actually spreading the impact.
Most football helmets redirect impact, so impact is spread across the surface area of the helmet. This does little to protect the players.
Heavy metal face masks and dense plastics contribute to a heavy helmet, which is bad for a player’s neck.
Most brands of football helmets weigh 5 to 6 pounds, causing players to strain their neck. Heavy helmets exhaust players and can cause neck injuries.
YEARS OF TRAUMA
Players are often using helmets that have suffered years of trauma without being reconditioned.
Many helmets go for years without being reconditioned. The average player experiences over 600 hits per season. For linemen, it can be up to 1,000.
15% of people with a mild traumatic brain injury (such as a concussion) have persistent symptoms such as fatigue and nausea that last one year or more.
– CDC –
When a football player has already sustained one concussion, this player is more than 300% more likely to experience a second concussion.
– Brain Injury Association of Virgina –
90% of deceased NFL players in a study had confirmed traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease caused by head trauma.
– University of Michigan –
There were 228 diagnosed concussions last year in the NFL. It is possible there were even more, because many brain injuries go undiagnosed.
– CNN –
“INSANITY: DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.”
– ALBERT EINSTEIN –
WE COME FROM AN INDUSTRY THAT IS ALL ABOUT PROTECTION AND SPEED.
SG was tired of seeing the same old materials used in football gear. SG Helmets use superior materials for superior protection and performance.
Players wearing SG say their game has improved and they walk off the field with fewer headaches. That’s because SG Helmets absorb impacts.
Heavy helmets are terrible for players’ necks. SG Helmets weigh little more than 2.5 pounds for better protection and superior performance.
Remanufacturing often has hidden fees all over the place. For $88, SG does it ALL. Your helmet will come back looking better than new, inside and out.