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.

 

LINEAR IMPACT TESTING RESULTS

  • 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

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RESULTS SUMMARY:

  • 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.