Recent advances in technology have allowed for the creation of lighter helmets designed to help reduce the risk of spinal injuries. This is a welcome development for athletes, snowmobile riders, and anyone else who wears a helmet for protection.Almost 10 years ago JUDGED entered into the snowmobile market with this technology. Other brands did not understand and had their riders throwing “shade” on our business. We even had a local retailer make a par-per-click video ad telling their customers to not believe the hype. While there has been much debate over the effectiveness of different helmet types, it is becoming increasingly clear that light weight helmets are the safest choice. Just about every brand has followed in our footsteps with a real carbon helmet that is light weight. Oh, and that retailer sells them.
The traditional helmet is usually made from a heavy material such as polycarbonate or ABS plastic. This material is strong and effective for absorbing the impact of a fall or collision, but it also weighs several pounds. The weight of the helmet can contribute to neck, back, and spinal injuries when a person is thrown forward or backward in a collision.
Lighter helmets are made from a combination of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber, Kevlar, and foam. This combination of materials provides the same amount of protection as a traditional helmet while reducing the overall weight by as much as 60 percent. In addition, the materials used to construct the helmet are often more flexible, which allows them to conform to the shape of the head more easily. This helps to reduce the risk of a neck injury, as the helmet will absorb some of the energy of the impact and reduce the amount of force that is transferred to the neck.
These helmets also allow for increased maneuverability and comfort. With less weight on the head, athletes and snowmobile riders can move their heads more freely and with greater confidence. This can help them to avoid potential collisions and accidents.
Helmets, like the JUDGED Gavel, reduce neck injuries by reducing the amount of weight on the neck. Lighter helmets are typically made of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber, which help to reduce the strain on the neck muscles. Additionally, lighter helmets have straps that are designed to evenly distribute the weight of the helmet, so the helmet is not pulling down on one side of the neck more than the other. This helps to reduce the risk of neck strain or injury.
Our helmets reduce spinal injuries by reducing the total amount of force that is transmitted to the head, neck, and spine when an impact occurs. By reducing the overall weight of the helmet, it reduces the amount of force that is transferred to the body from the impact of the helmet against the ground. This helps to reduce the risk of spinal cord injuries. Additionally, lighter helmets are often designed with more cushioning and shock-absorbing materials to help further reduce the force of impact on the head, neck, and spine.
In addition, lighter helmets are often cooler and more breathable than traditional helmets. This helps to reduce the risk of heat-related injuries and keeps athletes and riders more comfortable while they are wearing the helmet.
Overall, lighter helmets provide a safer and more comfortable experience for athletes, snowmobile riders, and anyone else who wears a helmet for protection. The lighter weight of the material helps to reduce the risk of neck, back, and spinal injuries, while the increased maneuverability and breathability make it more comfortable to wear. This technology is a welcome development for anyone who is looking for improved protection and comfort while engaging in activities that require the use of a helmet.
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