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Offline JustPlay

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Vicis ZERO1
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:42:49 PM »
The ZERO1 arrived a few days ago. It is a professionally finished helmet. Reminds me of the Ridell/Xenith as far as finishes go. It is a touch lighter than the Speedflex. My son likes it for the greater visibility it offers. I have no idea if it will be better at preventing head injuries or not. The fit is comparable to the SpeedFlex, which my son is a big fan of. I do wish it had the ratcheting chin strap as that gives you a snug fit always.  As far as service goes I would say 10/10. They under promised and over delivered. They sent out some addition cheek pads so the fit could be perfect - no cost. Emails were returned promptly with needed info. All and all a good all be it an expensive transaction.

Here are the links to the helmet testing.
https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/nfl_helmetposter_041318.jpg
https://www.beam.vt.edu/helmet/varsity-football-helmet-ratings.html

Anybody else purchase one?

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Re: Vicis ZERO1
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 12:05:07 PM »
They talk about a "soft outer shell."  What does that feel like?  Is there a tactile difference between it and a conventional helmet?

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Re: Vicis ZERO1
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 01:37:28 PM »
Extremely Expensive for Youth Programs.  We have 170 helmets.  Our usual budget for helmets is about 3K per year, not including reconditioning.  For a program like ours to replace current inventory with these would cost more than most homes in the area.  Maybe The NFL will chip in? 
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Re: Vicis ZERO1
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 05:36:08 PM »
They talk about a "soft outer shell."  What does that feel like?  Is there a tactile difference between it and a conventional helmet?

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Dave it feels the same. rigid. The inside is very different. Like crush zones. I wonder how its going to look after a few "flexing" moments. The Speed Flex lost a ton of paint last year. The looks of it did not hold up, but it performed well.

DOF - It is expensive. I did agree with the wife that if he played ball he would have the best helmet we could find. I was a sucker a few years back and purchased an SG Helmet. Huge 1200 mistake. It was lightweight. The fit was bad but the first bit of contact was felt when it should not have been anything more than quick bump. Live an learn.

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Re: Vicis ZERO1
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 11:52:01 PM »
UP DATE -

The Zero performed as expected this season. Not a single "ding" even after taking a few serious hits. The comfort was there. The performance was there. It is expensive but it performed. If you have the option to outfit a QB with it, I recommend it.
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Re: Vicis ZERO1
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 08:09:23 PM »
UP DATE -

The Zero performed as expected this season. Not a single "ding" even after taking a few serious hits. The comfort was there. The performance was there. It is expensive but it performed. If you have the option to outfit a QB with it, I recommend it.

Thanks for update.  This feedback on the Zero seems to be generally consistent. I'm going to let my son test drive one next season.