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    Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    This pic from the Ames Tribune shows Farniok and Rohach wearing the new Riddell Speedflex helmets...interested to see how these helmets perform throughout the season.

    More on the helmet...with an ISU mention...

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...leviate-impact



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Let's get Aka in one so he doesn't miss anymore time with concussions



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    "But Riddell has quietly been making the SpeedFlex available to NFL teams and several top college football programs."

    heard it here first kids! We've made it to the top!


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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tri4Cy View Post
    "But Riddell has quietly been making the SpeedFlex available to NFL teams and several top college football programs."

    heard it hear first kids! We've made it to the top!
    Lol, when I read that I was like...wut?



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Speaking of helmets, our helmet has been displayed on SVP & Russillo twice within the last week. SIAP



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    That's actually pretty interesting



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    The flex panel looks okay on our helmets, but it really clashes with the longhorns on the Texas helmet.



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    I'm curious how they plan to change the laws of physics inside the helmet to help players' brains not hit their skulls at impact.



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    I'm curious how they plan to change the laws of physics inside the helmet to help players' brains not hit their skulls at impact.
    Longer contact = reduced force. I don't remember the exact laws behind it, but spreading the force over a longer period of time would reduce the force exerted on the object (brain). Something like that.


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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tri4Cy View Post
    Longer contact = reduced force. I don't remember the exact laws behind it, but spreading the force over a longer period of time would reduce the force exerted on the object (brain). Something like that.


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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tri4Cy View Post
    Longer contact = reduced force. I don't remember the exact laws behind it, but spreading the force over a longer period of time would reduce the force exerted on the object (brain). Something like that.
    I definitely understand the theory behind it, but I'm not sure that the .X(0)1 of a second is going to make any meaningful impact. Seems kind of like tapping your brakes just before hitting a telephone pole.


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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Flex is good, but I am skeptical of a panel you can move with thumb force.



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    I definitely understand the theory behind it, but I'm not sure that the .X(0)1 of a second is going to make any meaningful impact. Seems kind of like tapping your brakes just before hitting a telephone pole.
    Probably won't make a major impact in the amount of concussions, but if it can cut out a few concussions here and there during a season, the new technology is doing its job.



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    Re: Looks like Farniok and Rohach will be wearing Riddell's new helmet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tri4Cy View Post
    Longer contact = reduced force. I don't remember the exact laws behind it, but spreading the force over a longer period of time would reduce the force exerted on the object (brain). Something like that.
    Yeah which means a larger helmet. Unfortunately that probably would cause more torque transferred to the neck. Should probably make everyone wear that Don Beebe helmet padding over their helmets for starters.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FZPMYc0udd...droshelmet.jpg



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