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#1 BohBalmerOsbohs

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

Someone explain to me how this is supposed to help his brain from sloshing around in his skull?


Yes, Kevlar can stop a bullet, but the energy of the blast has to go somewhere (his skull). Kevlar is designed to protect from cuts, abrasions and heat. Theres only so much it can absorb.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

To me, it feels like you're making a helmet even more of a weapon

Notice how it's Ryan Clark and James Harrison with it in their helmets... it should tell you something.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

I guess their thinking is that if it absorbs the impact of a bullet, it can absorb the impact of a hit? But, as you said, it doesn't exactly prevent the brain from bouncing around in the skull.

What I want to know is how well the helmet fits with that extra layer. They said he had to go up a size in his helmet because of that extra padding, but even with that, does it really do any good if it's still a little too big?
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

I guess their thinking is that if it absorbs the impact of a bullet, it can absorb the impact of a hit? But, as you said, it doesn't exactly prevent the brain from bouncing around in the skull.



Hardly. Ever seen someones skin after getting shot with a Kevlar vest on? bruising and somtimes even bleeding. It stops the projectile but all the force still gets absorbed into your body.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Energy dispersion.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Like I said in the GT. If you have to wear Kevlar around your head to play, maybe you should be sitting this one out.

Clark made a few plays last night and pointed to his head. We get it, your stupid.
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