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07-30-2013, 10:08 AM
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It may be true that different foams can return to shape quicker after an impact, but it hasn't been shown that it would have any impact on concussions.

If concussions are caused by rapid change of speed aka the brain hitting the skull, you need to smooth that speed change. Like a parachute would slow down a race car or sky diver. But there isn't that kind of time and space in hockey. I'm not sure the 1/8" of deflection of a foam is going to make any kind of difference, and no study has shown that to this point.

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