On impact, most helmets will spread the force across the surface of the helmet. This means that the impact itself is spread across the surface of the player’s head, redistributing the energy instead of absorbing it.
Hits directly to the face mask are not absorbed at all with most football helmets on the market. If the football player holds his head at the wrong angle, a blow to the face mask could cause serious neck injury or concussion.
Air bladders and shock systems in standard helmets do not line the entire interior of the helmet. If an impact does not land precisely on an air bladder or a shock, the impact is more likely cause injury to the football player.
Weighty football helmets can cause players’ necks to fatigue. If a football player lowers their head during a tackle because their neck is fatigued, the force of impact on the helmet could cause serious head and/or neck injury, paralysis, or even death.
On impact, the SG football helmet absorbs force. Because of the strong outer shell and the absorbing interior foam lining, research has shown the SG helmet to be a safer alternative to other football helmets currently available on the market.
Hits directly to the face mask are cushioned because of SG’s innovative mask clips. The mask clips are equipped with a durable shock system that will absorb frontal impact and minimize the force of a blow directly to the face mask.
Because SG’s patented foam lines the entire interior of the football helmet, any impact from any direction has the same effect. This solid lining also allows for a more secure fit.
The SG helmet is half the weight of other football helmets on the market. The helmet is made from lighter and much stronger materials than the standard helmet. Since this helmet is so light, players will not have as much neck fatigue, and can more easily follow recommended tackling techniques.
SG'S FOAM LINER HELPS SG HELMETS ABSORB 58% MORE G-FORCES THAN RIDDELL HELMETS.
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One square inch of Kevlar® is strong enough to bear the weight of 520,000 pounds.
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Replacing steel parts with carbon fiber would reduce the weight of a car by 60%.
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Severity index (SI) is a unit of measure used as a standard to assess the performance of football helmets created by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). In order for a football helmet to be certified, it is required to per- form under a SI of 1200 when tested at certain velocities.
When tested at velocities similar to that which a player would experience during a football game, the SG helmet outperformed competitors by 48% for adult sizes.
For youth helmets, the SG football helmet outperformed Riddell by 50% in the severity index. This means that the SG helmet affords young players superior protection.
In addition to providing superior protection, the SG helmet is also half the weight. Standard football helmets are heavy, and can strain the necks of young players.
Notes: Testing conducted in October, 2012 on NOCSAE- approved equipment by a Purdue University Researcher. “Riddell”,”Riddell Revolution” and “Riddell 360” are registered trademarks of Ridmark, Inc. “Xenith” and “Xenith X1” are registered trademarks of Xenith, Inc. and Xenith, LLC “Schutt” and “Schutt Ion 4D” are registered trademarks of Schutt Sports, Inc.