43% reduction of G-Forces to head

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  1. Silver tongue samurai

    Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    I was on insta and saw a video or a guy smashing his hand with a hammer. after he pulls this gel off of his hand he says it is a new product to help with sport related head injuries. Now im usually sceptical when it comes to this stuff (we get hit in the head, there has to be something to it) but when i saw Robert Gargia watching and looking surprised with the demo i thought id look into it. looks like boxing is one of the sports the were specifically targeting for this.

    What do you guys think of it??

    Website: http://skulltec.com/innovation.php

    video: (here he says 25% reduction of impact)
     
  2. hangulmalmotayo

    hangulmalmotayo Green Belt

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    Looks gimmicky.
     
  3. iFossil

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    Sounds similar to the d3o stuff.
     
  4. Silver tongue samurai

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    Its the accent
     
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    That's all good and well but... Look at ice hockey 85% of concussions are caused by a strong shot to the stomach, it's the whiplash effect. Now unless his product can stop your head moving you're still going to get your brain bounced around. In a headgear it might help for reduction sure. But sports like football, hockey and rugby it won't do a thing.
     
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    If it might help in headgear then maybe its worth a try but i mean how can you really check if there is less damage being done to the brain
     
  7. deh707

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    I've been using their new gel pads (the green, 1/4 inch model) lately.

    http://www.skulltec.com/shop/skulltec-cap/skulltec-gel-pad.html

    As a big fan of the Winning NG2 gel knuckle guards for almost a decade, I think that the Skulltec absorbs a bit more shock, but feels at least twice as heavy.

    The NG2s have a more balanced feel.

    I have a pair of the 1/8 inch model on the way, I'll see how that compares.
     
  8. Woldog

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    I wonder, could you roll them up in to a little roll like the Radius wraps and put them just under your knuckles?
     
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    It's possible, but it might be difficult with the bigger 1/4 model.
     
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    Cause the way my knuckle is right now any pressure on it injures it, but if I do my hand wraps to keep pressure off my knuckles I can train fine, so it may be beneficial.
     

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