The Riddell Speedflex football helmet flexes to absorb hits and reduce the risk of serious head injuries to football players. With football season now underway amid a growing awareness of the short-term and long-term impact of head hits, this kind of technology may well serve to make the game safer.
The Speedflex football helmet has a hinged rubber-padded panel located on the front near the top. The panel has a 6 millimeter give, enabling it to absorb the impact of head-on collisions. Additionally, it has a stainless steel face mask that takes up some of the force. The mask attaches to the helmet at four points on either side of the pace rather than at just one point, distributing the force of impact evenly throughout the helmet.
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