Changing the look of your helmet is easier and more affordable than you think
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014 17:50
by Doug Samuels
Tarleton State (D-II - TX) head coach Cary Fowler has led his team through August training camp in the hot Texas summer heat for a few seasons now, and wearing purple helmets with a large block black "T" on them wasn't doing any favors for his guys. When coach Fowler saw Game Day Skinz, a company started by Hal Mumme, he saw an affordable product that made practice safer for his team.
Game Day Skinz is a helmet skin that seamlessly applies to your helmet and is aimed at helping with heat exhaustion and to protect the helmets themselves during two-a-days. We hear there are studies out there that say white helmets keep the internal temperature in the helmet 5-10 degrees cooler than dark helmets when outside in 90 degree heat.
Fowler bought pure white skins and (with the help of the Game Day Skinz staff) applied them on top of Tarleton's dark purple traditional helmets. At the end of camp, the covering simply peels off, and Fowler and the program are right back to the traditional purple look without breaking a sweat.
Protecting the helmets during August camp and keeping the players cooler at the same time is not only smart use; but think of the other applications you could use this for. Have a homecoming or special occasion game planned? Game Day Skinz can help you with that; and without having to go through the pain of ordering brand new helmets, you can completely change your look at a very reasonable price.
We understand that the average cost per skin is around $45. So for an investment of less than $5,000 your guys could storm the field with a new look on game day, or simply keep your players safer during camp by lowering the internal temperature of the helmet. Will be interesting to see which teams use Game Day Skinz this season.