NFL Bans 10 Helmets Starting In 2018 || Vicis Zero1 Ranks #1

NFL Bans 10 Helmets Starting In 2018 || Vicis Zero1 Ranks #1


[Jay] Welcome back, I’m Jay we’ve got Steve behind the camera and this is the heads up show. We’ve got the 2018 NFL / NFLPA helmet rankings and they just got released. [Steve] Yeah, there’s some good info in here man. [Jay] So, we’re here to talk about it. [Jay] There’s some new things on this. This test is for NFL players. So they’ve simulated…the scientists have simulated, in the lab a test for NFL conditions. [Steve] Toughest environment essentially. [Jay] You’ve gotta be very clear here that this test is not recommending one helmet over another helmet. But I have a feeling there are lot of people out there who are watching this who have helmets that may not even be allowed in the NFL anymore [Steve] Yeah, so for the first time the NFL has banned certain helmets. [Jay] First time helmets are gonna be banned for 2018 and we’re gonna get into Which helmets those are and when they apply to this rule later on in the video But first let’s talk about some of the good things that have come out on this list. The top performing helmets for 2018, number one… Not only is it number one Steve, it has basically widened the gap between Vicis the competition [Steve] They did a tremendous job of improving over last year’s first-place helmet. [Jay] Yes, so last year they were ranked number one on this test and this year they’re ranked #1 and #2 so this helmet here was ranked #2 and then their new one for 2018, which basically looks exactly the same. It’s a little bit lighter, new face masks are on it, and they’ve tweaked some things on the inside of the helmet. You know vices, Steve, I think that they’ve already got over 400 high schools and over a hundred colleges that are going to be wearing these helmets in 2018. plus I would not be surprised if you see somebody on Just about all if not all NFL teams wearing them a lot of NFL teams were wearing had players wearing them last year yeah And you’re gonna see even more players wearing them this year well [Steve] Well, they’ve come down in price by a third, that’s HUGE. [Jay] They used to be $1500 now, they’re down to $950. You can go to their website and we’ll put links to Schutt, Riddell, Vicis below. So you can go check out all of these and we’ll put the link to These results so you can go take a look at them You know big congrats to Vicis for getting the #1 and #2 slots in this test. You know the other mover and shaker in this list is going to be the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Fit. [Steve} Yeah, we knew that was going to do well. [Jay] And what’s interesting with the SpeedFlex helmet, is it’s got the 3rd best score ranking on this chart, but it ranks 18th and it’s actually the first helmet in the second tier or the second half of the the ranking and It’s the same helmet except for one is a Precision Fit, and the Precision fit is designed to basically Fit and mold to your head better. Yeah, or perfectly right? Versus one that’s basically stock and it’s out of the box. You know so when I look at that that tells me a lot And we’ve been saying for years that when people ask us. Hey, what’s the best helmet? What should I buy you know? What’s gonna protect my myself or my son or my daughter the best and We kind of always say the same thing go try on as many as you possibly can The fit is more important than the helmet in my opinion. [Steve] Well, it’s not even just in your opinion. This kind of proves your opinion so what you’re saying is even though, they’re both SpeedFlexes, one scored #3 one scored 17 Maybe just because of how precise it fits on your head making that big of a difference. [Jay] So, that Precision Fit helmet based on the way That I’m reading the details of the report was Basically designed to fit the head form of the test Whereas the other one is just probably a large helmet out of the box? Right so with a lot of these. It was almost blows all of these helmets you can buy different Thicknesses of pads and there’s multiple pads inside the helmet so if it’s a little loose for you in the forehead You can get a bigger forehead pad if it’s tight you know in the jaw area You can get a looser or a thinner jaw pad You can really dial these things in if you just buy the helmet off the shelf throw it on and off you run It could not only could it be the wrong size to start with but You may need to tweak those pads a little bit to really get that dialed in right fit Let’s get to the helmets that don’t perform well. [Steve] Yeah, not only it don’t perform well, but that have been flat-out banned. I find this super interesting that the NFL finally grew a pair and flat-out banned some the same way NASCAR banned certain helmets and certain tires. I guess Jay it’s gotten to that point where these perform so poorly It’s time to let them go. [Jay] And I think what it is is you have players whether it’s superstition or they’re just comfortable Tom Brady, you know Tom Brady’s the big one But you’ve got multiple players wearing say you know one of the worst helmets on this list Well the worst helmet on the list is the original shut air XP yeah And the Riddell VSR4 for those helmets came out like in the 80s and 90s Steve [Steve] Which were great back then well [Jay] Well, that was the best of what you the technology had available. Again back Then the concern wasn’t concussions the concern was how do we protect the skull from breaking, right? and they did a great job at that yeah, but you’ve got players like Tom Brady Who are still wearing the VSR4 for helmet, and it could be partly because of superstition and can you really blame the guy And it’s because he’s what he’s known been what he’s known for his whole career He’s tried out other helmets, and he always goes back to it. He’s just more comfortable with the way that it fits it fits his head And I would make the argument that even though that helmet is gonna be banned moving forward if it fits him perfectly It might be a lot safer for him than other helmets that he’s gonna try on that maybe don’t fit him perfectly. I would personally say well just get the other helmets to fit you perfectly and now you’re in a better situation. Yeah for real [Steve] But these ten when do they actually so they’re not prohibited this year correct. This is like a last year? Yes and no, Steve Okay, so the ten helmets so we’ve got four helmets from Rawlings. Rawlings stopped making football helmets several years ago They’re just not supported anymore, so I think it’s a combination between didn’t score well plus. They’re not supported So you can’t you can’t wear any more of the Rawlings helmets period okay So whether you wore a helmet, a Rawlings helmet last year or not you’re not allowed to wear Rawlings helmets and anymore in the NFL Interesting okay the other helmets on the list you’ve got a couple of the SG helmets You’ve got some Schutt helmets, you’ve got the Riddell VSR4 for helmet. If you wore the helmet in 2017, you are allowed to wear it in 2018 From my understanding the way I read this will be the last year that those helmets all allowed to be worn in the NFL And that’s it so you basically giving the players one year to find a new helmet It’s it’s so much of it Steve is about fit fitment gets the right fit and if you’re are if you aren’t in a situation where you have a You know high level equipment manager that you can go to Or a coach that you can go to or they might not seem like they know what they’re doing You know go and search out somebody who does I’ll tell you what right now if you just go to you’re a regular mom-and-pop You know a sporting goods dealer [Steve] They’re going to sell you what they have. [Jay] They’re gonna sell you what they have and they may not know how to fit them I think they know how to fit but they may not know how to fit I would assume not as well as the Equipment managers that do it full-time for their in their business and in their career And they’ve been doing it for 10, 15, 30, 40 years at the NFL and college level I would say wherever you are in the country go call up your local college and Ask say can I come by just when I got a helmet? I just want to make sure I got it fit right. You know don’t call them on a Friday before they’re playing, Alabama Right, but in the middle of the summer You know that you’d be surprised how he’s a lot of great guys out there And if they can make time for you make you it makes helps you be a little bit safer. Yeah, or call the manufacturer You know Schutt and Riddell and Vicis and Xenith they all have reps that are experts at fitting They might be able to set something up with yours school Or your team where they come by and they just make sure everybody’s fit properly true true listen We really want to hear your feedback below. What kind of helmet. Do you use now? We’ll come in a helmet? Do you want if it was a perfect world what helmet could you or would you wear? And let us know what do you think the safest helmet is what are you some of your experience? That’s true? I hope you guys find this interesting like subscribe all that good stuff We’ll have more videos like this coming soon and until next time cheers Cheers

100 comments on this post

    Max Mulvihill

    I have a crappy Schutt and want a speedflex

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    Elmer Hansson

    why is z10 in the low 10?

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    max fiori

    I use a revolution but next year I’ll either have a speed or a speed flex

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    Taylor Chizer

    I wear a 2018 speed but the speed flex is the one I've wanted for the last 2 years but now I really want the vicis

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    grayson Hesser

    I use the Ridell speed flex it’s my favorite helmet ever!

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    Jacob

    my first and only helmet was the one Brady wears. the old school Riddell

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    Cody Poston

    I currently play semi pro, I wear a Riddell Speed Flex and I absolutely love it. But out of curiosity, what happened to the 360s. Those started to gain some traction then suddenly dropped off the face of the earth it seems like.

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    Colin Wilkinson

    I want a speed flex

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    Wyatt Sharman

    I wear a xenith x2e but I want either a vicis or a Schutt f7

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    baffour asiedu

    If only speedflex was lighter

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    trv xan

    im in high school wearing a rawlings helmet lmaooo its so shitty

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    Joey Garsone

    I’ve always liked the Riddell Revolution! I currently use a speed and love it!

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    VR S

    I have a riddell victor but i wnt a riddell speedflex presicion or a riddell rvo speed

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    HAMBURGER GAMING

    I'll take any helmet with a shredder mask

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    Mike Ike

    Removes all the pads, put some flags around their waist now, thats where its going anyways.

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    JWD Racing Network

    2018 is my first season using the speed flex, the last few years I’ve been using a school issued schutt helmet. Even after just two months of practicing and playing in my new helmet I would recommend it to all football players. It is the most comfortable, and best fitting helmet I have ever put on my head. 20/10

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    Long Live Rhodesia

    Fuck it I still use schutt air advantage that Terrell owens wore in his rookie year and in still Gucci and getting 200 yards a game without concussions

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    Brooklin Funkproject

    1. Which players in the league are still wearing each of the helmets that are on the ban list?
    2. Why are these helmets banned specifically? Show examples of what improvements have been made by comparing new units to those on the list.
    3, Show an example each of the helmets that are banned on your video. It is a video after all, not a podcast.
    4. Which of the helmets should be banned that are still on the okay list if any? And why
    5. Which helmets have been banned in the past and at what period. Nobody's playing in leather anymore, so it can't be the first time!

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    Patrick J

    Why wouldnt you just always wear #1 if youre a NFL Player???? Id wear the Vicis & then the next year wear whatever was #1

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    Simon Lupori

    our high school uses speeds ands flex’s

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    Acinoralas

    I actually think it's a great plan. Guys wouldn't hit with there damn heads

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    TerryBollea1

    So THATS why they took my fav helmets out of Madden. Thanks! I liked the Tachyon.

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    Matt Murphy

    Speed flex

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    Landon Rice

    I want a speed flex or vicious (I butchered that)😂

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    NY GIANTS Lover

    when I read the title I thought it said the NFL bans helmets like no more helmets.

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    Mighty Storm1820

    I believe schutt helmets are the best but then again i might be biased because i have a schutt

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    Grady Bourm

    My entire team has the worst helmet on the list. It’s the only one the school provides

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    ProfoundedYeet

    Am I allowed to wear a kicker facemask if I’m a running back in the nfl

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    Jibey

    I wear a Xenith epic as a Dlineman and I love it. Never have headaches like I used to with a riddell speed

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    Mackenzie Cutshaw

    I think if the nfl makes a helmet that’s like a nascar type helmet that connects to the shoulder pads so there won’t be moment to the head when you are coming down from the hit something like that as nascar helmets seem to prevent a lot of concussions more then the nfl

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    Callsign Reaper38

    My school gives us Schutt Recruit Hybrids and I’m in middle school but next year when I start high school I’m gonna do a SpeedFlex build

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    Randall Koide

    What’s ur thoughts on the schutt F7 vtd ? Thanks

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    Anthony Smith

    Brady and Brees both switched to the riddell speedflex

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    Scyther

    i wear a riddell revolution speed but i want a riddell speed flex

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    Greg Gerst

    My Football team uses riddel and schutt but I bought my own and it is vicis and its really good

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    Zyair Toledo

    I wear a speed flex my high school team, it’s very comfortable but when you first wear it, it feels like a lot of your head but it gets comfortable as you go. But I prefer the speed flex

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    jojorofo

    Gotta throw Golden Tate's Lions helm up on that wall!

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    bob jill

    some of my team mates just got the new xenith's and the screws got loose

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    Atlanta Kid

    Speed icon

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    uncle shou

    Why is the vicis zero1 so dang expensive???

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    DDS029

    Surprised the SG didn't rate so well. Knowing the reputation of the company in the racing industry. They always surpass the SFI requirements.
    I think the NFL and the testing lab are looking at it wrong because of the different technology.

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    PeaPod.exe_ _

    What kind of helmet facemask combo do you think could be the safest option for centers with maximum visibility

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    Ty Haight

    I play In grantsville,ut and we use Riddell speed helmets and I would like speed flex precision fit but I would also like to be able to have better padding In the helmet cause the original padding is'ent that comfortable and it takes a while for the pads to soften up and when we get the helmet the pads are pretty hard

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    Dlt215

    I like shutt tpu better as riddell still use foam.

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    Christian Uva

    Right now I wear a Riddell Speed, because that's what my high school program gave me, but if I had a say in it I would get either a Vicis, a SpeedFlex, or a Vengeance Z10.

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    Mitchell Sorrells

    My son wears the Riddell Speedflex precision and has for two seasons. He was electronically fitted by a Riddell rep and the helmets awesome. He’s younger and growing, so the vicis price is a little steep for our budget. Im telling you the Riddell is amazing!!! Several times in hard helmet to helmet hits he had no issued with pain or any signs of injury, when the other kid had clear pain and one actually had to sit out due to a headache. My boy was checked and showed no signs as the other kids. The helmet is great!!! If can afford one get it. The top three helmets are better than nothing.

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    Cooper Lovelace

    I use speed flex but I want to to go to the shutt F7

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    TheDOJO gang

    My mom said I can get a speed flex in highschool

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    Trent Eichen

    #schutt F7

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    Denier Gaming

    I don’t play football yet but I think I want to get the speed flex. Position fit

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    Tyler Lowe

    I want the new vivis helmet after watching this Vidio

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    Tysonsiebe

    I’ve used a speed for a while and it’s pretty cool but next year I think I’m switching to a SpeedFlex

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    Tdshhegehe Dhhdhdhdhdh

    I got a speed flex that thing comfortable and it take my hits well ima rb

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    Jack Coleman

    Great…I have the worst helmet on the list that is 8 years old. (It is the Schutt air xp)

    I need to get a speed flex or a vicis helmet next season so my noggin is all protected

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    abcdef ghijkl

    I currently wear a riddell speed but next season I will be wearing a speedflex

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    TwinBrod

    What are egg heads really called? I call them egg heads I’m not sure if anyone else does. It’s the one that Antonio Brown and Tom Brady used to wear.

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    Kevin James

    Make a berlin Rebels chrome helmet

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    DJ Kosloski

    When I played in high school I had a Riddell VSR4 until my junior year of high school when I switched to the riddell revolution helmet…I've gotta tell you the difference between 6 holes is amazing…especially during two a days…

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    Jim Hogan

    Oh my God, $950???

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    Up Dog

    My helmet is so old it’s not even mentioned

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    AuRa_PulseXx

    Rawlings inpulse

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    Jake Mathley

    I got my son a xenith x2e but want to get him a vicis zero1

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    Andre Davis

    NFL players are wearing z10 still

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    Phillip Tita

    I have a vicis and I think it is great

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    _sxas bandz209

    My whole team has speed flexes

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    QB1

    I'd wear a Vicis Zero1.

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    Lance Isaacs

    Speed flex Virginia tech build

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    J_mickey 56

    I’ve got the riddell foundation/ classic. It’s so much better than the revo speed cause it doesn’t have the cloth pads that smell.

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    corvettez06usa

    The VSR4 is so classic, the Revo and those aerodynamic styles with all the angles and vents just look corny to me. I'm from Cincinnati and the first thing I noticed when those helmets started popping up around maybe 2012 or so is they have less stripes. Safety is important of course, but looks wise that VSR4 is just so clean and iconic.

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    Vili Deim

    I have riddel speedflex and i want Vicis zero 1 im a DT and RB do you think that Vicis will be a good choice for me ??

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    J053PH 5W0L1N

    I wear a sped flex and I personally love them as they are very comfortable and I feel really safe in them as I’ve been hit in the head multiple times while wearing a speed flex and I haven’t been hurt and I feel much safer in them simply because they feel really sturdy and strong unlike the shutt helmets that my school has.

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    Juan Vlogs

    Rildel speedflex

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    BliggaDonn Cutz

    I wore the Riddell VSR4 when I was in school in the 90's. I've always liked that look. I didn't like the newer helmets too much, like the Schutt F7. But they are growing on me now. I'd rather have my son wear one of the safest helmets, no matter what! Love your videos guys!

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    Andrew Logan

    Schutt f7

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    Isaiah Valdovinos

    FeElS bAd MaN

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    Phoenix Graphics

    I just got a vicis for Christmas but i have to wait till April to get mine

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    Hayes Green

    Vicis and schutt are ugly. I would only wear Speed or Speedflex

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    bpm1606

    I'm watching this video as the charges and patriots play and noticed Tom Brady wore a speed flex the whole regular season now he is wearing a VSR4 helmet is this allowed?

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    Ryan Pak

    The way he said "Your daughter" lol XDXD

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    Babba Booey

    NFL sucks man

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    Zmoney 4881

    Use – Riddell Speed
    Want- Vicis

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    Sp1nks24

    What about Vicis?

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    prince siryon

    I have the xenith x2e

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    Dick Dastardly

    The real cause of Concusions and CTE and why so many former NFL players suffer from it isn't because the NFL helmets over the past 20 or so years haven't been safe, it's because "certain types" of players have been using their heads as weapons. All you need to do is pay closer attention when a player is being tackled and you'll always see someone on the defense (usually the same player doing all the time) come flying in leading with their head. Once you see these same players doing it over and over again watch and listen to them after the game in interviews or their Twitter posts and you'll see they don't have much upstairs to work with because they have thicker skulls especially in the forehead and top areas. When you have a 2"- 4" thick skull why not use it as a weapon for your advantage.

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    Lao 001

    Thermo Plastic Urithane (TPU) + Vicis Zero1 helmet = Extra Safe

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    Aizek Kemp

    I use a speed flex precision fot

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    MUMU-2700

    Speedflex vs schutt f7 vtd
    I had a speedflex but damnnnn schutt f7 vtd is Way better speedflex is not the Best compared to schutt f7 i didnt feel a thing when i get hit with schutt but when i get with speedflex it hurts

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    MUMU-2700

    Pless everybody dont but speedflex people only buy it bcuz of the front thing on the helmet and design buy a schutt f7 vtd it is so gooooood

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    Alex_ FN

    I have Xenith epic+

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    Seahawks Fan

    My football league uses the schutt air xp and they are all scratched and screwed up but they are getting forced to get new ones next year

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    cactus carti

    Xenith shadow

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    kalilova

    Like if you're here because of Antonio Brown.

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    Guy8t4

    Disliked video for not letting guy in the background speak , he had cool things to say and was cut off non stop …dislike

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    A Drunk Steelers Fan

    Who's here after AB being a cry baby?

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    5252

    Over 2 minutes and still rambling off topic

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    Jerome Simpson

    Lookin like jj watt

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    John Kappy

    I still don't know what the change is and why some helmets are banned. I don't really care about the ranking.

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    Tammy Wilson

    Go eagles

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    Taylor Watson

    Does Riddell still make the Original Revolution? You know, the “Peyton Manning Helmet” that he wore with the colts?

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    Fusion Optify

    i wear a riddel speedflex

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