Shockstrips Now Supplied With Faster, Easy-to-Use 3M Acrylic Foam Tape Adhesive!

Innovative 3M product enables 5-minute application, replacement or removal for reconditioning – with no residue

At Shockstrip®, Inc., we’re always looking for ways to improve our strips and make them even easier to use – that’s why we’re the leader in external helmet technology.

And, after collaborating with the 3M Company over this past year, we’re excited to announce that Shockstrips will now ship factory equipped with 3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5962 adhesive! It’s a fantastic and innovative addition to our Shockstrips! it's been thoroughly tested for strength and durability, and proven to NOT damage the helmet surface for ease of reconditioning.

Originally, our consumers needed to use a supplied tube of glue to affix Shockstrip to their helmets. Now, what used to take 45 minutes – to apply the glue to each strip, position them on a helmet and then wait for the glue to dry overnight before usage – takes only 5 minutes! Simply remove the adhesives' protective covering and apply each strip directly to the helmet!

“I'm really excited to be using this innovative 3M adhesive to replace the original glue. No more fumes, and no more mess! Now adding a layer of protection that can reduce the impact of helmet-to-helmet contact is fast and easy!", said Dr. Novicky, founder of Shockstrip®, Inc.

The new Shockstrips have successfully passed testing and are currently being worn by football teams in Ohio and Shockstrip consumers across the United States.

*PLEASE NOTE: 1) No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports; 2) Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions; and 3) No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.

DISCLAIMER: Shockstrip does not represent that the use of our external helmet strips will eliminate all risk from serious head, brain or neck injuries a player might receive while participating in any sport. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether conditions are safe for physical exertion and to avoid helmet-to-helmet collisions and other serious blows to the head. Shockstrip®, Inc., assumes no responsibility for any injury suffered while using our products. For more about Shockstrips, please see our impact and linear test results. Please also read Shockstrip’s complete disclaimer.

Testing Shows Shockstrips Improve Helmet Performance!

Traditional football helmets focus on providing protection against linear impacts – those hard-hitting clashes that happen when player’s heads (helmets) collide in a straight line as they’re running towards one another. The trouble is, in actual game situations, players aren't running at each other or falling to the ground in perfectly straight lines. They’re maneuvering around each other, dodging and weaving until the play stops or they are stopped.

When helmets strike each other or the ground at an angle less than 90°, the impact causes rotational force on the brain and strain to the neck. It’s called Angular Acceleration, and it’s the leading cause of rotational brain injuries. Unfortunately, football helmets alone can do little to stop rotational forces.


New impact tests were completed by an independent lab using top quality helmets (Riddell® Revolution Speed Classic).

With Shockstrips installed on ONE of the two helmets, results show:

  • A decrease of up to 10.5%
    of Angular Acceleration
  • A decrease of up to 21.9%
    of upper neck load stress

With Shockstrips installed on BOTH helmets, results show:

  • A decrease of up to 12.3%
    of Angular Acceleration
  • A decrease of up to 28.4%
    of upper neck load stress

It’s great news for players, and yet more proof of how Shockstrip is working to create a more positive, healthy future for athletes!

“I will never
  play football

– Micah Marra,
   High School Senior

Teams & Players Now Using Shockstrips:

National Family Pharmacy Youth

Cleveland Warriors Semi Pro
Western Reserve High School
Westside Patriots Youth
Hubbard High School
Springfield Local Middle School
East High School 2011
Struthers High School
Canfield High School 2011
Girard Little Indians Youth
East Liverpool High School
East Liverpool Middle School
Brookfield Middle School
Bay Rockets Youth
Harmor Hawks Youth
South Range Little Raiders Youth
Indian Creek High School
McComb Panthers Midgets
Nordonia Twinsburg Youth
Walsh Jesuit High School
Alliance Aviators Youth
Keystone High School
Jackson Milton High School
Lakewood Youth
Barberton Youth
Sheffield Village High School

Jesup High School

Centerville Bulldogs Youth

Newburyport Youth Hockey
Worcester Tech High School

New York Finest Semi Pro Team

Butler High School

Marcus Marauders High School
Vikings Youth

Marion High School

Capital High School