Breaking News! Shockstrips Improve the Performance of Football Helmets According to New Testing!

Traditional 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. All of the best helmets have been linear impact tested and provide some protection* against that specific type of linear impact acceleration.

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 degree, 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, helmets alone can do little to stop rotational forces.

THE BIG NEWS IS THAT HELMETS WITH SHOCKSTRIPS CAN!
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 used for the test, 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 used for the test, 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 Shockstrip, and yet more proof of how Shockstrip is working to create a more positive, healthy future for athletes of all ages!

* Click here to read a standard helmet warranty.

*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.



NFHS Continues
to Permit Use of Shockstrips! 

Despite the NOCSAE statement made July 16, 2013 regarding helmet add-ons decertifying the helmets, the NFHS stance on the subject “remains the same as last year” meaning – Shockstrips are still a legal piece of equipment! Read the letters from NFSH verifying the news as well as the original letter from the National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Review Committee which determined Shockstrips ARE permitted for use. (Click image to view)

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  play football
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– Micah Marra,
   High School Senior

Teams & Players Now Using Shockstrips:

ARKANSAS:
National Family Pharmacy Youth

OHIO:
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

IOWA:
Jesup High School

INDIANA:
Centerville Bulldogs Youth

MASSACHUSETTS:
Newburyport Youth Hockey
Worcester Tech High School

NEW YORK:
New York Finest Semi Pro Team

PENNSYLVANIA:
Butler High School

TEXAS:
Marcus Marauders High School
Vikings Youth

VIRGINIA:
Marion High School

WASHINGTON:
Capital High School

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