Schutt Sports Reclaims First Place in Virginia Tech STAR Football Helmet Rating System



LITCHFIELD, Illinois – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Schutt Sports’ new football helmet, the F7 LTD, achieved a “five star” rating and the # 1 and top performing helmet in the Virginia Tech STAR rating system, replacing a much touted and high profile helmet by Vicis.

The F7 LTD is the latest model in the flagship F7 helmet series, first introduced by Schutt in 2017. It is available immediately in the NFL. The F7 LTD builds on technology already proven in the F7, such as TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane) padding and three-dimensional tectonic plate technology. Schutt engineers have improved the shell design of the F7 LTD to improve performance and shock absorption in high impact areas of the helmet. The company has also added anti-friction face protection attachment points to the helmet.

“Winning first in the STAR system once again speaks volumes about the dedication and capabilities of our research and development teams,” said Glenn Beckmann, director of marketing communications at Schutt. “The F7 LTD is the final step in our continued journey of bringing the best performing equipment to the field. No helmet can eliminate the risk of concussion, but we’re extremely proud of the innovations our engineers have made in the # 1 rated F7 LTD.

In addition to the top-rated F7 LTD, Schutt also owns the third-ranked helmet on the Virginia Tech list, the F7 VTD, which also received a five-star rating.

Since 2011, researchers at Virginia Tech have released the STAR rating system to educate consumers when purchasing helmets. In the STAR rating system, five-star helmets are rated ‘Best Available’ and the # 1 ranking of the F7 LTD places a Schutt helmet at the top of the ratings once again.

“The improvements to the F7 LTD show once again that Schutt is committed to providing players with state-of-the-art helmets in the ever-evolving game of football,” said Beckmann.

The Schutt F7 LTD will be available mid-October at the NCAA and other levels of football.

About Schutt Sports

Schutt Sports is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of protective equipment, including football helmets, shoulder pads, protective clothing and padding, and much more. 37% of NFL players choose to wear Schutt helmets, including 50% of technical level players in the league. Schutt Sports are the only major helmet manufacturer to go beyond traditional foam padding, instead using TPU (thermoplastic urethane) padding, which has been proven to absorb more impact over a longer period of time. wide variety of temperatures than any other helmet system in the field. Schutt Sports is also the official base supplier to Major League Baseball and is the largest national manufacturer of batting helmets in the United States.


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