Food For Thought?

Food For Thought?

Food for thought?

NFL States:  While the tests were done to replicate impacts experienced in NFL games, it is important to remember that the testing was done in a laboratory, not on the field, and only involved a limited number and type of impacts.  It is important to emphasize that these results were based on testing intended to represent NFL impacts and thus, the conclusions on helmet performance cannot be extrapolated to collegiate, high school or youth football.

NFL States:  They know that there is a lot more work to be done and this study, while important, comprises only part of a broader research and education initiative.

NFL States:  When testing the helmets, the NFL states that the helmet size that best fit the 50th percentile Hybrid III crash test dummy head was a size large for all helmets except for the SG helmets (size medium) and VICIS Zero1 (size A).

NFL States:  Since no players wore the SG 2.0 or SG Varsity helmets in the 2017 season, those helmets are prohibited for all NFL players. (The only SG helmets tested were 2013-2014 models.)

NFL States:  That players are still safe if they don’t wear one of the top-performing helmets because all the helmets tested have been certified to the NOCSAE football helmet standard.

SG Fact:  All SG models are NOCSAE/SEI certified.

Virginia Tech has once again given SG a 5-STAR Rating, yet we are prohibited from use in the NFL.  Why are these such different testing procedures?



I understand that no helmet, practice apparatus, or helmet pad can completely prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Researchers have not reached an agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.  By entering this site, you acknowledge this statement.

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