My only comment about the 3D helmet, is this statement:And low speed is less than 9 mph? You've got two guys running full speed at each other, that could be up to say 20-25 mph each for an impact speed of 40 mph or more.Quote:
they’re intended for single-impact use, even though their unique design could likely survive multiple low speed events
Unless they can develop these to withstand at least 50 impacts and still be effective, I don't think Virginia's going to be spending $700 bucks a helmet for each player on each play. Plus, you think TV timeouts are bad, wait till we have 22 players changing helmets every play.
But I agree, something needs to be done, and this helmet looks like a good start. It just has a long way to go to be useful.
I think they can go composite carbon fiber or some graphene polymer composite. The elephant in the room is that someday they will start plugging is to take away the contact like that away altogether. First they will mention the head trauma, then micro-trauma, then they will say how good it will be to keep leg and other injuries down to a minimum. It's one of those don't say it won't happen because it's already incrementally creeping.
Get your flags out, the next generation will be needing them.
Whatever the case ... Cutler should still think about wearing a Mark Kelso pro-cap ( double shelled ) helmet .... till his line is better .
Tice's "Cutler Protection Plan"
Webb is responsible to light it off and the only reason it is taking so long to get this going is that he doesn't always point it towards the right goal line.
Tice: JaMarcus -- what the hell are you doing? You have to blast him past THEIR goal line.
Webb: I know coach. Sorry I get confused. I've got so much to remember. I've almost got tying my shoes down and then I think I can work on the goal line thing better.
Tice: That's ok, It took me a while to get my shoes down too. Sometimes I still get it mixed up and tie them together. It's hard but it will come to you.