Are lighter football helmets safer? California company banking on it

Gripping the facemask, Nick Esayian held up a football helmet from one of the most recognized brands in the game. He put it down and then offered the helmet his company has begun to manufacture out of a small warehouse space in Carlsbad. The difference in weight was striking. The Riddell Speed Flex helmet comes in at 5.2 pounds. The new LIGHT Helmet LS1 is 3 pounds.