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Virginia Tech gives third helmet highest rating

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – Another football helmet maker has gained the top rating by Virginia Tech which collects collision data and ranks the equipment.

The “Xenith X-2″ joins Riddell and Rawlings with a five-star rating.

Virginia Tech started rating helmets in 2011 using data from more than 2,000,000 collisions.

University researchers say they’ve given the equation to create safer helmets to manufacturers .

The Virginia Tech football team uses 5-star rated helmets.


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