Shockstrip Has Arrived to the Semi-Pros
Canfield, OH – April 10, 2013: Shockstrip®, Inc., specialized exterior helmet pads will host the NYPD Finest Football Team versus the Cleveland Warriors Football Team on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Warren G. Harding High School’s Mollenkopf Stadium in Warren OH. Both the Finest and the Warriors are member teams of the National Public Safety Football League. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at Novicky Chiropractic Inc. 4247 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505 (330) 759-9912 or the day of the game at the gate. Kick-off is 1:00PM. “Shockstrip® is very excited that two teams of this caliber are bringing their talents to our home town,” said Dr. Steven Novicky creator of Shockstrip®.
Shockstrip® is a supporter of the NYPD Football Team, the first semi professional team in the US to wear Shockstrip’s bumper-like device. Finest Football’s lineup of 72 college and former professional players, all active duty patrol cops, detectives and supervisors, will use Shockstrips on their helmets during the team’s 2013 football season beginning this April. “The Finest”, one of the nation’s top semi-Pro teams, holds seven NPSFL National Championship titles. "We are thankful that Shockstrip® has made player safety their number one priority and look forward to showing Warren, Ohio just how well Shockstrip® works at the Semi-Pro level," said Tony Hernandez GM of NYPD Finest Football.
Shockstrip®, launched in 2010 by Ohio native Dr. Steven Novicky, increases an athlete’s level of protection by decreasing the force of impact in helmet-to-helmet contact. Made of the proprietary AkTON® Xi75 polymer, a medical grade material with the primary function of absorption, deflection and sound deadening from helmet collisions, Shockstrips are similar to the concept of an automobile bumper absorbing impact. Shockstrips can be affixed to the outside of virtually any helmet for extra protection against impact.
Finest Becomes First Semi-Professional Team to Wear New Safety Device
Canfield, OH – March 7, 2013: Shockstrip®, Inc., specialized exterior helmet pads designed to give helmets an added layer of cushion to reduce forces associated with the impact of helmet-to-helmet contact, will be used this season by NYPD Finest Football, the New York Police Department’s semi-professional football team, the company announced today. Previously, high school athletes across the country on 28 teams in 13 states have utilized the safety pads, which are affixed to the outside of the football helmet. NYPD Finest Football, comprised of former NFL and NCAA athletes, is the first semi-pro team to use the bumper-like device.
Shockstrip®, launched in 2010 by Dr. Steven Novicky, was created as a tool designed to cushion the forces of helmet-to-helmet impacts by decreasing the rate of head acceleration. Made of the proprietary AKTON® Xi75 polymer, a medical grade material with the primary function of absorption, deflection and sound deadening from helmet collisions, Shockstrips are similar to auto bumpers providing added safety to passengers in a car. Shockstrips can be affixed to the outside of virtually any helmet for extra protection.
“We are thrilled that the NYPD Finest Football Team is taking a leadership role for player safety by using Shockstrips,” said Dr. Novicky, founder and CEO of Shockstrip®, Inc. “High school coaches and teams across the country have used Shockstrips for the past two years and now the New York’s Finest Football team can stand as an example of the importance of proper protection and safety measures, especially for children learning the game of football.”