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 an American football helmet that is the first of its kind.
When the team at SG set out to create a new football helmet, they started completely from scratch. They threw out materials other football 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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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.
Most football helmets redirect impact, so impact is spread across the surface area of the helmet. This does little to protect the players.
Most brands of football helmet weigh 5 to 6 pounds, causing players to strain their neck. Heavy helmets exhaust players and can cause neck injuries.
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 -
SG was tired of seeing the same old materials used in football helmets. SG football 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.
Reconditioning often has hidden fees all over the place. For $45, SG does it ALL. Your helmet will come back looking better than new, inside and out.