Testing... "Then and Now"
Things have not changed much in the last 40 years, Riddell helmets are still hit with big hammers traveling at high velocity for testing purposes. The only differences from now and then are the countless number of sensors that monitor the skull and neck from every conceivable angle. Another difference is the high speed computers and programs that allow people like Mike (Testing and Quality Control Supervisor) to capture hundreds of different scenarios to make today's helmets as safe as possible and ready for battle. Of course plastics have advanced and the internal padding have made these helmets not only very protective but more and more comfortable. Like we said, things have not changed much in the last 40 years.... well they did get rid of those silly white coats, we stand corrected.