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    A private donation has made possible the use of safer helmets by Griffon football. Missouri Western will be the largest D2 partner of VICIS ZERO1 helmets.

    https://gogriffons.com/news/2019/1/2...l-helmets.aspx

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    Man, that's great. I hope more colleges can find the funds to provide the safest helmets available. Maybe someday this quality of helmet will find its way into the high school ranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanghai Mule View Post
    Maybe someday this quality of helmet will find its way into the high school ranks.
    Maryville Mo is getting them... 7th-12th Grade. Thanks to the MHS Boosters, private donations, and Nodaway Valley Bank....

    http://www.maryvilleforum.com/featur...3434db519.html

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    Is Vicis a new equipment manufacturer? Ridell and Schutt seemed to have the market cornered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Is Vicis a new equipment manufacturer? Ridell and Schutt seemed to have the market cornered.
    I would say google it and you will see why people are going to them. They are expensive, but from what I can tell are a much better helmet for the safety of the athlete.

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    They are great helmets. I absolutely believe in them.

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    I read up on them when NW started using them, and am pretty sold on the technology.

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    you would think that nike or reebok or under armour would buy VICIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallst View Post
    you would think that nike or reebok or under armour would buy VICIS.
    Great product, but no company that's publicly traded is going to touch football helmets. The potential risk far outweighs the big picture small amount of profit to be gained.

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    I believe the Bearcats had them for the 2018 season.

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    While I'm happy to see technology improve the safety of contact sports like football, the ultimate safety of athletes resides in using proper technique and the enforcement of rules.
    Last edited by CatFan88; 02-12-2019 at 06:43 PM.

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    I think if we take away the helmet concussions would go down. Athletes wouldn’t lead with it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aging Bearcat Fan View Post
    I believe the Bearcats had them for the 2018 season.
    Yes, that is why they only wore the white helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    They are great helmets. I absolutely believe in them.
    Why....do you wear one around...

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    As long as we are talking about player safety- check out the Kato Collar, used to reduce concussions and neck injuries.

    https://guardianathletics.com/kato-collar/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GorillaTeacher View Post
    I think if we take away the helmet concussions would go down. Athletes wouldn’t lead with it so much.
    My dad played FB during the leather helmet/no face mask era. He said head and neck injuries were rare but getting a broken nose/tooth knocked out wasn’t so rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFanatic View Post
    My dad played FB during the leather helmet/no face mask era. He said head and neck injuries were rare but getting a broken nose/tooth knocked out wasn’t so rare.
    Back in those days the NFL had team dentists.

    The first week of college football the mouth guards hadn't come in yet. Coach told us that they would get there soon. But one of our tackles broke two teeth before they did. Not a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenwoodBearcat View Post
    Why....do you wear one around...
    I'm a target. Have to take precautions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    As long as we are talking about player safety- check out the Kato Collar, used to reduce concussions and neck injuries.

    https://guardianathletics.com/kato-collar/
    This looks like a pretty simple, yet effective device. Lather it up with Vaseline and you might be able to eliminate horse collar tackles as well. ;)

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    Someone must have a big checkbook at $750 each plus parts those are nice helmets for sure. The best way to prevent concussions is to be well hydrated. All of the studies show your risk of concussions for down almost 80% in a well hydrated brain. Also as much as I like the VT testing and the NFLPA testing the facts are that if you use the NFL data you will find that the Riddell Flex actually had a lower concussion rate than the VICIS according to the stats of game injuries. And NFL stats dont always work on college players results either. NFL teams have professionals that know how to fit, inspect and adjust helmets to provide the best protection. Some colleges do, some dont...at the HS level is is tragic to see how many kids have the wrong size or fit on their head. So drink lots of water, have the fit correct and write a very nice thank you note to that donor!! Good luck!

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