Back when I played football in high school, I took a fair number of hits that had me seeing stars. But my coach would just tell me to shake it off and get back out there. These days, people are far more concerned about concussions and the dangers that go along with them.
Because of this, helmet technology has advanced in a big way, with people like Kyle Lamson leading the charge. As Director of New Product Innovation at Xenith, it’s his job to make football helmets better, safer, and more comfortable. Kyle is tapping into his own experiences on the field and his own run-ins with head trauma that left him determined to innovate a safer way for athletes to enjoy the sports they love so much.
Kyle Lamson has worked designing and developing sporting goods and protective equipment for over 15 years, joining Xenith in 2012. Since then, he’s helped to further develop Xenith’s #1 rated patented helmet technologies through design, safety testing, prototyping & engineering. No two days are the same for Kyle, who might be working in 3D CAD on his computer, then go build prototypes, to testing in test lab – then keep trying over and over to get to the best product.
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Before watching Kyle’s video, I had no idea just how much went into the development of a helmet, looking at things like rotational and G forces to determine how best to protect players from injury. It’s no wonder that Xenith is 1 of 2 helmet suppliers for the NFL, and have on field presences for my D1 college programs!
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