The information out there about the picture which is circulating is incorrect. What s bothersome is the impact those falsehoods have.
As parents, do your homework, and understand that because of the consumer protection agency, tests are made on equipment. Unfortunately tests are not done utilizing 100+ MPH shots.
The view that the equipment "failed" is false, the young man wearing the helmet was uninjured AND played in the next game the team played in.
Many years ago my child was in a car accident, they escaped uninjured, however, the child seat did not and had to be thrown away. Does this mean the child seat was not effective? I think not.
Sorry to hear of the accident. Kindly don't take this as a snarky comment on top, but to be clear there is no consumer protection agency cognizant to the sport of lacrosse for safety equipment. That organization is NOCSAE, a private and industry funded regulator. The speeds at which the testing are done is arbitrary and set into rule. It could have been 40mph, or 60mph or 120mph for the projectile speed barrier tests. Here, 60mph was selected. The view that the equipment did not "fail" is true in the regard that the player was not seriously injured, but now what we have is a horrific picture of what happens to a Stallion when the speeds of a projectile are over 90mph and it does not inspire confidence, and it represents a whopping sample size of one. I am familiar with baby seats as we had kids, and we disposed of one after a fender bender pursuant with the safety guidelines for infant seats in autos. I believe Cascade is one brand that warns to not use a helmet again after a trauma (my read is after an impact event, Cascade recommends to get the helmet retro fitted or tested), and never to use a helmet at all after three years.
There are no falsehoods in what I wrote out or is the inference that the earliest data we have on the Stallion helmet is not confidence inspiring unfair or misleading in any way. The bottom line is the testing done on these helmets to celebrate them as NOCSAE certified is derelict to the extent it does not reflect the impact regularity factors in effect when lacrosse is played.