Reconditioning & Recertification
Regular reconditioning and recertification ensures that athletic equipment continues to meet the performance standards you expect. Annual reconditioning will not prevent injuries, but it does ensure that every athlete is issued clean, sanitized, inspected and repaired equipment – and in the case of helmets, recertified to the NOCSAE performance standard. At the same time, the effective life of that equipment is prolonged and athletic costs are reduced in the long run.
The Reconditioning Process
The Riddell reconditioning process ensures the equipment meets the same standards of excellence as the athlete's performance.
Helmets and shoulder pads are inspected for any wear and tear that might compromise protective performance.
The marks in the paint of last seasons' games are buffed out and sanded to remove the imperfections of last season's play.
The sweat of hard work is washed away, ensuring that each athlete will be gearing up with a clean and sanitized piece of equipment.
Once clean and inspected, parts may be replaced and the helmet is painted with team colors ready to shine under the stadium lights.
Shoulder pads are stitched where worn. Rivets and grommets, replaced.
Helmet clips, straps and cages are reattached and secured so the athlete can focus on the game.
Finally, the most important equipment is ready to represent a school, champion a team and protect a player.