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New Bauer hockey helmet aims to reduce head injuries and brain injuries, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth.
Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth …Bauer Hockey, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, officially unveiled the Bauer Re-Akt helmet, the first hockey helmet designed to specifically manage the multiple type of hits in the game, including rotational-force impacts, which from what I understand, has been proven to cause significant head injuries and brain injury.
The Bauer Re-Akt helmet features the Suspend-Tech liner, a unique rotational impact protection system to protect the head from excessive rotational acceleration upon impact. The liner is made up of Extreme Impact Protection, a super-light pliable material with the ability to dissipate extreme force on impact. The free-floating stretchable liner moves independently inside the helmet, meaning better managing rotational forces.
The majority of approved hockey helmets are designed to address linear impacts; however, there has been a tremendous amount of research that indicates that the rotational force are a key contributor to a head injury .
Hockey is a very fast paced game, where there is a lot of contact. The ice is also an extremely hard surface and not one that would absorb the impact. Most impacts occur when a player is in motion, trying to make a hit, or trying to avoid a hit.
It has taken more than 2 years for this helmet to come along. The helmet features specially designed pads placed strategically in areas of the helmet where players require the most protection. Unlike other helmets in the market designed to manage only high-energy impacts, the Bauer’s new helmet is designed to manage the multiple types of hits in hockey
To date, close to 44% of all NHL players are wearing Bauer helmets. Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers,was one of the first players to wear new helmet leading up to the All-Star Game. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until most NHL players are looking for the extra protection.
Unfortunately, head injuries seem to be a part of hockey ( at least for now) . All hockey players need to protect themselves as much as possible. No helmet is going to completely prevent all concussions or head injuries, but helmets with more protection are absolutely a step in the right direction.
Bauer’s new helmet will soon be available for at retail locations worldwide in May. For more information, visit Bauer’s website. Let’s hope we start to see an immediate decrease in sport related head injuries !
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Avoiding head injury and brain injury : FREE helmets available. Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on January 9th, 2012
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Before I head out to the outdoor rink with my son for a quick skate before bed, I wanted to quickly share a great safety resource with you in the hopes of reducing an accident resulting in a serious head injury and brain injury. There are far too many hockey, skating and ski accidents in adults and children that lead to serious and permanent injuries. Wearing a helmet is one very simple step to take to help protect yourself and avoid a possible head injury or brain injury. Please, please play safely out there and WEAR A HELMET !
Are you looking to purchase helmets? Safe Kids Canada and Canadian manufacturer, Seven Star Sports, are pleased to provide low-cost helmets for all sports, including cycling, skiing, snowboarding and hockey. A portion of all sales will go to supporting Safe Kids. Please feel free to share this information with family, friends and colleagues.
To place your order, visit the Safe Kids website and click on one of the PDF links, print and fill out the form and send it by e-mail to: email@example.com or by fax to: 905-574-7082.
For questions about your order, please contact Seven Star Sports directly at: 1-888-52-7STAR (7827) or 905-574-9270 .
The following helmets are available:
- Bike Gear Bicycle Helmet form
- Pro-Star Multi sport and Deluxe Helmet form
- Pro-Star Ice Hockey Helmet with Face Cage form
- Pro-Star Ice Hockey Helmet form
- Ski – Winter Sports Helmet form
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ontario injury victims get the help they need after a serious Ontario accident. Due to his vast experience with personal injuries, David understands the added pressure and stress associated with this personal injury. David takes his cases on contingency, which means, you don’t pay him anything, until he gets you your money. Call for a free consultation 613-978-9549. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca
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