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VICIS has redefined fit based on our deep understanding of elite athletes’ head shapes and our unique, anatomically correct approach to sizing.
The VICIS AXIS FIT SYSTEM™
A great fitting helmet is critical to comfort and safety. The current standard is to measure head circumference, but that approach has serious limitations. Consider two rooms with a circumference of 100’. While the rooms share the same circumference, they have markedly different dimensions: One measures 10’ x 40’ while the other measures 25’ x 25’. Human head anatomy is also variable; the same circumference could yield scores of different head lengths and breadths. Traditional sizing approaches do not account for these differences.
The VICIS AXIS Fit System incorporates head length and breadth measurements to determine a player’s optimal helmet size. Informed by detailed head measurements of hundreds of current and former NFL and NCAA football players, the AXIS Fit System provides an anatomically correct fit based on the unique head shapes of elite athletes. The ZERO1 offers 12 different sizing combinations, eliminating the need for shims and air bladders, taking comfort and safety to a new level.
After determining the player’s optimal helmet size with the AXIS Fit System, the ZERO1’s two innermost layers provide additional protection and exceptional fit and comfort:
THE VICIS ZERO1 IS A HIGHLY-ENGINEERED FOOTBALL HELMET DESIGNED TO REDUCE IMPACT FORCES. IT IS THE CULMINATION OF A 3-YEAR, $20M RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT SHAPED BY SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING ATHLETES, ENGINEERS, AND NEUROSURGEONS.
A HELMET’S FOREMOST JOB
VICIS engineers and neurosurgeons have developed a multilayered, highly-engineered helmet design that mitigates linear and rotational impact forces.
THE LODE SHELL®
Absorbs impact load by locally deforming, like a car bumper. Automotive safety engineers have used local deformation to protect people for decades. We’re the first to bring this proven innovation to football helmets.
Employs a highly-engineered columnar structure that moves omni-directionally to reduce linear and rotational forces. The columnar geometry used in our RFLX layer is based on principles first described by Leonhard Euler, a Swiss physicist in the 1700s.
The LODE Shell and RFLX layer work together to reduce impact forces, leveraging well established engineering principles and materials long-used in stringent aerospace and automotive applications. Tested to withstand multiple seasons of play, the VICIS ZERO1 delivers 21st century innovation built on bedrock scientific principles.
THE ARCH SHELL®
The AXIS Fit System determines the relationship between head length and breadth measurements (commonly called an “aspect ratio”) for a player and facilitates selection of an appropriately sized ARCH Shell. There are 3 different ARCH shells available, providing outstanding fit and additional protection.
THE FORM LINER®
The FORM Liner is designed to work in unison with the ARCH Shell. Constructed of special foams and waterproof textiles, the FORM Liner conforms to the player’s unique head topography and distributes pressure uniformly around the head. There are 4 different FORM Liners available to enable unparalleled comfort and precise fit.
HOW IT WORKS
The ZERO1’s multiple layers work together to slow impact forces. The helmet features a soft outer shell and an underlying layer of columns designed to mitigate collisions from multiple directions.
The ZERO1 reduces head impact severity better than any helmet on the market based on an algorithm developed for professional football to assess helmet performance. This calculation incorporates both linear (straight-ahead) and rotational forces, while others only consider linear impact performance. Supporting test results were generated by one of the leading biomechanics laboratories in North America.
What do actual pro and college players think about the ZERO1?
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ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Because we designed the ZERO1 from scratch, we examined every part of the helmet and manufacturing process, looking for improvement opportunities. Our facemasks are argon-welded, resulting in a cleaner weld. Our jaw pads are engineered for easy removal in the event of an emergency. Every detail matters, even those you cannot see.
NOTE: The ZERO1 is designed for football players at the High School level and above. If you are under 150 lbs. and/or will not play at the High School level or above next season, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of future helmet releases. The ZERO1 is not currently available for purchase online.