Technical Specifications

The now patented Shockstrip® was first prototyped in 2010 by Dr. Steven D. Novicky for the purpose of reducing impacts from helmet-to-helmet collisions.


Shockstrips have also been shown to decrease the stress forces on the cervical spine and also dampen the helmet-to-helmet “cracking”.


Shockstrips primary functions are absorption, deflection and sound deadening. The material can withstand extreme temperatures (hot or cold), is anti-microbial, does not "bottom out", and does not discolor.

Shockstrips are adhered to the helmet utilizing an impact absorbent adhesive (supplied) because it withstands extreme temperatures (hot or cold) and extreme impact, and has been thoroughly tested with our product on helmets.


Shockstrips have been independently drop tested and revealed up to a 58% decrease in severity index (SI) upon impact.



  • 74% of the testing revealed a decrease in impact from helmet-to-helmet collisions.

  • 40% of the testing revealed a SUBSTANTIAL decrease in impact from helmet-to-helmet collisions.

  • Testing revealed a decrease in the stress forces on the cervical spine. 

  • Tested to withstand up to 10,000 impacts before signs of wear and tear. 

  • Both State and Federal Laws DO NOT prohibit the use of additional padding on the helmet.

Product Testing


  • Football helmets with Shockstrips perform significantly better than helmets without Shockstrips.

  • In all tests, helmets with Shockstrips showed a significant decrease in impact, the Severity Index (SI) and Head Injury Criteria (HIC), the standard measurements in helmet certification.

  • Linear testing on helmets using Shockstrips showed a decrease in the probability of impact, with 40% of all tests showing a significant decrease in impact.

  • Testing also showed a decrease in loading to the cervical spine.

  • Shockstrip® does not damage the surface or shorten the life-span of the helmet.

  • There is no significant change in the friction coefficient between standard helmets 
    and those fitted with Shockstrip® helmet pads.


DISCLAIMER: Shockstrip does not represent that the use of our external helmet strips will eliminate all risk from serious head, brain or neck injuries a player might receive while participating in any sport. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether conditions are safe for physical exertion and to avoid helmet-to-helmet collisions and other serious blows to the head. Shockstrip®, Inc., assumes no responsibility for any injury suffered while using our products. 

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.

3) No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.