Start-up company claims it outperforms the competition
New football helmet manufacturer SG Helmets claims that recent laboratory impact testing indicates that its youth football helmet outperforms the leading industry competitor by a margin greater than 2 to 1. This is timely information since concussions are the leading concern in youth tackle football at the present time. SGH claims that its youth football helmet weighs slightly over one pound (leading competitor’s helmet weights over three pounds) and that its space age inner liner absorbs more shock. The technology used by SGH comes from its prior experience in manufacturing helmets for NASCAR. Test results are available on the SGH website.
These results are impressive, but additional field testing should be conducted. Should the results be confirmed in the field, this would be a huge positive to General Liability carriers that insure sports organizations.