eluded alluded to on Twitter the rumors are true, the Illinois helmet maker Schutt has released a new helmet. The company is very excited about its newest entry in the football helmet world. Below is the final version of the, revised 1/11/12 press release;
San Antonio, Texas – Monday, January 9, 2012 – NFL and college-level football players will soon have the opportunity to face their foes head-on with Vengeance – the newest and most technologically-advanced helmet released by Schutt Sports. Schutt announced it will debut the helmet, which includes four new impact-absorbing features, for the first time at the American Football Association Conference (AFCA) this Sunday, Jan. 8.
The Vengeance helmet will feature the fourth generation of Schutt’s patented TPU Cushioning: Dual Density TPU, which the company explains will improve absorption on high-level impacts, as well as low-level impacts. There will be two distinct types of TPU within each helmet – each type designed to perform against their types of impacts and hits.
“TPU Cushioning is already proven to absorb more high-level impact in game-like conditions than traditional foam padding,” Glenn Beckmann, director of marketing communications for Schutt Sports, said. “Our new Dual Density TPU is designed to also meet and better absorb those lower level impacts, which have been shown to potentially have a cumulative, negative effect on the brain, leading to progressive degenerative diseases.”
The Vengeance will be the first football helmet released with Schutt’s patented back-shelf design – a shelf built into the back of the helmet intended to increase the strength and protective properties of the helmet.
“This is a great improvement for the many times players fall backwards and hit their heads on the ground,” Beckmann said.
The Vengeance also will include a re-designed air liner that, for the first time, is made from TPU and adds another layer of impact absorption to the helmet’s performance.
Finally, the Vengeance will feature a completely re-designed set of faceguards, made exclusively for the new helmet. These new faceguards are made to increase impact absorption of the helmet on direct frontal impacts.
“There is nothing like this helmet on the market,” Beckmann explained. “Between the new Dual Density TPU, back-shelf design, air liner and faceguards, the Vengeance will be the best helmet we’ve ever made to address both high-level and low-level impacts and hits.”
It is always exciting to see new improvements in technology that could, stress could, make a difference. If anything else the newest model will help with further advancements.