First Time Ever NFHS Permits Use of External Helmet Device

AUGUST 28, 2012: YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Shockstrip, Inc. is proud to announce the NFHS (National Federation of High School Associations) has determined permissive use of the Shockstrip® (external enhancement device) is NOT a violation of NFHS Football Rules. This is the first time ever the NFHS has deemed an external helmet device for use in sanctioned games and did not consider a device an illegal piece of equipment.

Shockstrips®, which adhere to the exterior shell of a helmet, help absorb and deflect the violent vibration produced by helmet-to-helmet impact.

During the 2011 season, 110 players wore the device with outstanding results. All players were from Ohio. Now that the NFHS has retendered their decision, all high schools across the country can wear the Shockstrips.

“I could play games. It was the biggest relief of my life…”
— Mica Marra, Western Reserve High School

“This device really changed the way I play… My season has been great …”
— Braxton Koup, Struthers High School

Since August 23, 2012, the date of the NFHS decision, several school districts have already ordered Shockstrips, and individual on-line orders are increasing greatly as well.

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.

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