Xenith X1 Football Helmet Cushions Impacts With Air

 - Nov 14, 2009
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Xenith helmets hope to mitigate rising football-related head injuries with new X1 technology. The frequency, severity, and long-term effects of football-related head injuries is on the rise: A problem for players at all levels.

Xenith, founded by by Vincent Ferrara - a former Harvard quarterback, has redesigned its helmets by replacing the traditional foam with a "shock bonnet," an adjustable cap covering 18 hollow thermoplastic urethane hockey-puck-shaped shock absorbers with tiny holes that allow air to tide in and out, controlling the way force is handled on impact.