Football Chinstraps

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Football chinstraps are intended for the sole purpose of securing your football helmet on your head. If they don't fit right, or if they're not fastened properly they will not, and cannot do their job. So it's worth taking a look at what to look for in football chinstraps so you get it right from the get go.

If all football chinstraps were the same, there would be no need for this page. Sadly, they are not. Many are decidedly ersatz in fabric and design. This can render them totally inadequate during the rigors of a football game that lives up to its name. It could be said that, no matter how much you pay for a football helmet, it's only going to be as good as the football chinstraps you have to go with it.

Safety And Concentration

To say nothing of safety issues, football chinstraps that don't do their job could take a player's concentration at a crucial moment and cost his team the game. Now that's serious. Technological advances mean that we now have football chinstraps that are super strong and super comfortable. It is important to choose a 4-point hookup for stability and extra strength. Some good makes to look for include Adams, Riddel and Schutt.

A chinstrap should always be tightened so that it is snug, but not a strangle hold, and the cup should be centered over the chin. Never play with your football chinstraps unstrapped. You could be exposing yourself to serious injury, and you will not be able to give your full concentration to the game if your helmet is sliding around all over the place.

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