New Helmet to Debut

May 16, 2017

In an effort to reduce concussions, several NFL teams will begin using a new helmet. Touted as delivering a breakthrough in safety, the ZERO1 helmet features a soft outer shell backed by supporting columns underneath to slow down impacts.

According to an article from CBS Sports, 25 teams in the NFL have bought the ZERO1 and will begin using the helmet this spring. Although it is designed to look like a traditional helmet, the ZERO1’s soft outer shell provides a cushion for collisions. Inside, each helmet has a patch that can be customized.

“What we heard when we were doing our research was a lot of people describing themselves as modern gladiators,” Ben Collette, Artefact’s lead designer, told Inc.com. “And the last thing you see before going on the field is the inside of your helmet.”

Along with aesthetics, the helmet’s design draws upon the physics formula for force—which is the product of mass and acceleration. By expanding an impact’s amount of time, the helmet allows acceleration to decrease.

The results added up. In a lab test on 33 helmets, the ZERO1 came out on top.  

 

SEARCH for Products
SEARCH for Vendors

Lockers That Work

Looking for lockers for your team rooms? All-Star sport lockers from List Industries have raised the bar with their quality, functionality, and durability. All-Star locker feature List’s exclusive Hollow-T framing system that has ½” 13-gauge flattened expanded metal sides for maximum ventilation, safety, and rigidity. Plus, interlocking body components create a sturdy sports locker that … CLICK TO READ MORE...

Moving Up to the Pros

After years of success serving the college athletic market, G2L Window Systems got the call up to the pros. A G2L system was installed in one of the suites at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. G2L Window Systems feature frameless, open-air design that allows fans to enjoy the sounds and smells of … CLICK TO READ MORE...

Record Boards Suited for the Diamond

Baseball and softball season is just around the corner, so this a perfect time to think about the best way celebrate the accomplishments of these teams. Austin Plastics & Supply offers a large variety of record display boards designed specifically for baseball and softball. Most focus on individual season and career records for pitching and … CLICK TO READ MORE...

MSSU’s Design Continues to Inspire

To this day, Samson Equipment’s completed project at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) remains one of the company’s favorite state-of-the-art weight training facility remodels of all time. Now, the layout serves as inspiration for other athletic departments that wish to fully customize their weight and conditioning facilities and become #SamsonStrong. In the video below, see … CLICK TO READ MORE...

Kansas City Chiefs Show Commitment to Safety

For over 35 years, Allen Wright, Director of Equipment for the Kansas City Chiefs, has watched the sport of football evolve as one of the hardest-hitting sports in the world. With that comes his constant concern over whether he is providing his team with the best possible gear, especially when it comes to helmets. That’s … CLICK TO READ MORE...

VIEW MORE ARTICLES