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Kicker’s subwoofers are synonymous with high-quality audio performance. With a history stretching back to 1973, our car subwoofers consistently provide maximum performance and bass to millions of vehicles. With circular subwoofers that provide linear cone movement along with stability, and square subwoofers that deliver 20% more surface area than the circular sub, Kicker provides you with an array of options so you can find the perfect fit for the sound you are looking for. From high power handling to multiple wiring options and exceptional thermal management, Kicker subwoofers deliver to those looking for high-powered bass. Find your subwoofer today and enjoy free shipping on orders over $25.

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Kicker offers five series of car amplifiers: the IQ, KX, CX, DX, and compact PX. The IQ amplifiers combine power and control to deliver great sound. The KX amps boast a more sleek design, along with potent features to pump out up 2,400 watts of power. The CX series benefits from an optimized circuit layout and the highest-grade internal components available to obtain massive power levels. DX amplifiers comes loaded with Fail-Safe Integration Technology circuitry to deliver superior clarity and wiring flexibility, which allows you to wire the amp directly to your factory radio without any converters or special plugs. The PX amps, with as much as 500 watts, deliver incredible power from a small footprint. Find the perfect amp for your system today and enjoy free shipping on all amplifiers.

WARNING

FIRE HAZARD.
Prolonged, continuous operation of an amplifier, speaker, or subwoofer In an over-powered, distorted, or clipped manner may cause your audio system to overheat and catch fire. To prevent property damage :

  • Turn OFF and allow components to cool after extended periods of use.
  • ALWAYS read and follow Installation Instructions. Professional installation recommended.
  • NEVER cover amplifier or subwoofer. Clearance requirements: AMPLIFIERS – up to 4 in. (10 cm), SUBWOOFERS – minimum of 1 in. (2.5 cm) from front of speaker and any surface.

HEARING LOSS HAZARD.
Your KICKER product can produce sound levels that can permanently damage hearing! To prevent possible permanent hearing loss :

  • IMMEDIATELY reduce volume if you experience any pain or other symptoms.
  • ALWAYS reduce volume if you hear audible distortion. Distortion may cause more damage to your ears than listening to an undistorted sound at the same volume.
  • ALWAYS use common sense when controlling volume.

Refer to Owner’s Manual for additional safety information.

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“People don’t go to American football to kick the ball.” Interview with Patriots kicker – First & Goal

From soccer to Patriots

– I think I’m not mistaken if I assume that you came to American football from soccer?

— Yes, I played soccer professionally. He played as a goalkeeper from the age of five – first at Spartak, then at Lokomotiv. Then he got a maxillofacial injury, recovered for a very long time, gained 20 extra pounds, and had to finish with the soccer.

I thought for a long time what to do next. Goalkeeper is a highly specialized position. If the field player, relatively speaking, runs fast and has a certain endurance, then the goalkeeper has slightly different parameters. I tried to play basketball, water polo.

At some point, I started watching American films about sports, I learned that American football exists. I realized that the general idea that this is an exclusively power sport is somewhat exaggerated. If in soccer attack tactics can be reduced to a personal game or some kind of combination, then American football is a purely tactical sport, power chess. In this form, you need not just physical training, you also need to think with your head.

I wrote to Dmitry from Rookies. He said to come to the training, which just took place not far from my house. When I arrived, I tried myself in different positions – since the days of soccer, I have been good at catching the ball, even if it is oval. But in comparison with the guys around me, I naturally failed in physics.

At the end of the lesson Dmitry asked me what I had done before. Upon learning that I was out of soccer, I offered to hit the ball. I just came up, hit hard from the middle of the field and heard applause. That’s how I found myself in American football. It turns out that in sports I play non-standard positions all the time. In soccer, I played with my hands when everyone plays with their feet. And in football I play with my feet, when everyone plays with their hands.

— So how long have you been in the Patriots?

– Since 2013, that is, I have been playing the third season.

– Before you appeared in the “Patriots” was there a nominal kicker, or did one of the field players perform this function?

– In general, this is a classic of American football in Russia – when one of those who play in the field hits. Ivan Stelmakh hit before me, Denis Lantsov also hits. I find it difficult to answer whether there was a person about whom everyone knew that he enters the field and always hits.

Kickers Nikolay Golovach and Sergey Loshakov warming up before the Griffins-Patriots match in Pushkin

— As far as I know, there is only one more nominal kicker in the Russian Championship — this is Sergey Loshakov from the Griffins. Do you communicate with him in any way?

– No, he lives in St. Petersburg, I live in Moscow, we meet exclusively at games. If you follow the matches, you might have noticed that we generally hit differently. Even though we both kick with the left foot, we do it in completely different ways.

There is a certain classic – three steps back, two to the right (three back, two to the left – for right-handers). But if you watch the NFL, the NCAA, or some other game, you’ll see that the kickers each move away from the ball in their own way, as they please.

People do it for various reasons. Purely my personal opinion: if Loshakov takes one step back and one to the right, then he is either sure that he has a “gun”, or that he does not hold the block well. How much time does the kicker have to run to the ball and kick the goal? Some seconds. I am completely confident in my block, and it gives me the opportunity, according to the classics, to take three steps back and two to the right. Therefore, I hit as, roughly speaking, it is written in textbooks.

Training process

– How far do you hit a field goal in training?

– I shoot from the middle of the field. Given that there is no touchdown zone on our fields and we focus on the soccer goal, it turns out from 50 yards.

— Do the specifics of home-made goals, which are made of soccer ones, somehow complicate the work of the kicker?

– To be honest, I don’t even know what the gate should actually be. I go out on the field, I see these “horns” and I understand that they need to be scored. I am sure that the shape or height of the “horns” does not matter.

– In addition to field goals, the kicker can, for example, play a fake combination. Is it somehow worked out in training?

— (Laughs) No, well, it’s clear that I’m not just hitting the whole workout, we’re doing something else. Here we must understand that orientation to the field in all this meat grinder comes to all players with time. You have to get used to this. I get used to it in training, when, say, they block my field goal or some kind of “fire” occurs.

In order to work out some “fake” or “plan B”, it is not enough just to know where to run. You also need to navigate in this space, this is one of the main tasks for the kicker. Therefore, I will answer the question as follows: yes, I do not only hit in training.

— What are the specifics of kicker training? It is clear that there are team things, but how does the highly specialized part of the training with the holder, long snapper go?

– With my holder Viktor Fatyukhin ( plays a receiver on the field – Ed. ) we make about 10-15 correct hits during training. While the team is warming up, we have time, relatively speaking, to take all the balls and “shoot” properly – from different marks, different distances. I would like to hit more often, but I have enough of the volume that I have now.

Whenever Vitya is not busy in combinations, we use this time to practice punches. In any case, I have a rugby stadium not far from home, and nothing prevents me from taking my balls and hitting them.

Patriot kicker Nikolai Golovach during the game. Photo from the football player’s page in VKontakte

– Do you manage to watch any video tutorials, recommendations from NFL players on hits?

– I watched it when I first came to football. I just didn’t quite understand how to hit, because in soccer, hitting is completely different. If the kicker in American football hooks the ball and his task is to make the ball fly immediately higher and over the block, then in soccer you need to hit as hard and as accurately as possible, so people hit mainly with a lift. It took me quite a while to get used to it.

I looked at manuals, but, as I said, this sport is geared towards tactics. Roughly speaking, the player does not need to think about how to approach the ball. The coach says: take three steps back, two to the right, run and hit. American football is soaked through with such exact formulations. In a YouTube video, a person shows where to hit and how many steps to take – that’s all the advice of professionals.

Pant is another matter. There are really worthwhile videos on it, where they really teach how to lower the ball on the leg correctly. And another kind of useful videos is how to beat an onside kick.

— Did you have to hit an onside kick in the game when the outcome of the match depended on it? Playing for the Patriots, probably not?

— In 2013, we played with Black Storm at a big stadium, it was a very intense game, and in training we practiced onside kick. If memory serves, once then it was necessary. I can hit the onside kick, I do it well, it’s not difficult, but in the 2014 and 2015 seasons I definitely didn’t hit.

— How about punts this season?

– I don’t punt, we have another person who punts. It’s up to the coach.

— But do you practice them in training?

— Yes, of course, I can punch. I will not praise myself much, but, in my opinion, I do it and it is not bad. There are jambs, in some ways there is not enough game practice, but in training I do it.

Records, weather, technology

— Do you follow the NFL closely?

– To be honest, not very closely. Bought a GamePass last year. Watched a couple of games, Super Bowls, of course. I watch the Big Play Highlights on NFL.com every week. And, of course, I follow the tough kickers who really know their stuff: Gostkowski from the New England, Prater from the Broncos, and Janikowski from the Raiders.

Janikowski is a crazy guy. To score a field goal from 72 yards is something incredible, in my opinion ( In fact, Janikowski’s personal record is 63 yards – Note ed. ).

— So, for you, the NFL is not only a spectacle, but in some sense a master class?

– You can’t learn to swim from a YouTube video. Similarly, you can’t learn how to hit a field goal by watching the NFL. A running back can watch Marshawn Lynch run and know this is the way to go in this episode. And in my case, this is one and a half seconds – the guy came up and hit the ball. What valuable information can he give me? Therefore, it is more of an observation and enjoyment from an aesthetic point of view.

“Patriots” kicker Nikolai Golovach takes a cross after a touchdown against the Rebels in Yaroslavl on June 20, 2015.

– Against the Rebels in Yaroslavl, you hit a field goal from 46 yards, which is a season record so far. What is your personal record in the game?

– This was a personal record. To be honest, for the first time the coach gave me the opportunity to hit from such a distance. At the game against United, I shot a little closer and missed. And from 46 yards I hit for the first time.

– After the Yaroslavl match, Viktor Skapishev ( Patriots coach – Ed. ) praised you and noted that he always trusts you in good weather. Are you lucky with the weather this season?

— So far so good. The only hell for me is the St. Petersburg games, because the weather there is generally unpredictable. It’s raining, it’s snowing, it’s sunshine.

It seems to me that these are just certain costs of our championship. In the NFL, the kicker doesn’t care what the weather is like – he gets a dry ball to kick. With us, you hit with the ball that is in the game. But, to be honest, it’s even easier for me to hit a wet ball. It is heavier, the leg feels it. For some reason, it’s easier for me to direct a heavy object than a light one.

I will explain why the coach said so. We rarely train in wet weather, so I don’t hit much in wet weather, and he didn’t see it happening. But in the warm-up before the game with the Northern Legion, I shot from 40 and 45 yards, and although the ball was wet, the coach and I discussed this topic and came to the conclusion that, by and large, there is no difference.

— The MES academy team recently bragged about purchasing a quarterback passing machine. In NFL games, kickers always have small nets on the touchline. Would you like to have technical tools at your disposal to help develop kicker skills?

– It seems to me that all these devices should help the kicker to work out the accuracy. The impact force is a matter of “rocking”, some exercises, and accuracy must be worked out precisely in training. When a kicker hits the ball into the net of a small goal, he just stretches his leg. Hitting it in order to train is stupid, because you need to train with accuracy. No one needs your strength if you don’t get close to the “horns”.

I don’t think there are many of these devices. There are, in fact, probably five of them: some certain types of kick-off stands, substitutes for a holder for a field goal and a collar, with which the kicker stretches his leg. Well, even on high school teams, kickers don’t just kick from the ground, they kick from the stand.

Don’t even start comparing kicker attachments to quarterback or wide receiver attachments. But this position is simple, for which you do not need a large number of devices.

According to statistics from Amfoot.net, Nikolay Golovach has earned 39 points for the Patriots this season. A round before the end of the regular season, he is the most productive kicker, and is also in the top 10 most productive players in all positions.

Attitude towards kickers and panthers

— It is interesting to compare the attitude towards kickers in the US and ours. After all, there is even a saying that “kickers are people too”…

— Yes, I even have a T-shirt with such an inscription.

– … and in Russia kickers are piece goods. And even this season we have witnessed when the absence of a kicker prevented the teams from scoring points during the match. How can you determine the attitude towards your playing position in our football?

– The attitude is very simple: people don’t go to American football to kick the ball. They go there to show physical strength, speed, endurance, study tactics, work out routes, and so on. I have not seen a single person who would come to the team and say: “I want to kick the ball.” At least not in the Patriots. I guess I’m the only person who came and … And even then, kicking the ball was the last thing I tried.

Therefore, the relationship is very simple: no – and no, yes – good. If people really believed that this is a position that needs to be reckoned with and that needs to be closed, then there would be more specialized kickers like me or Loshakov. Maybe in Russia this position is simply not yet “ripe”.

In the USA, as far as I understood from the shows and films I watched, if there is a kicker, then it is there, it scores – it’s good, it doesn’t score – it’s okay. This is not an acute problem. And the same is true in Russia. We rely on the American experience, we have the original source, we look at it and try to copy this model.

When American football becomes more popular in our country, then this position will show interest. The NFL eventually came to the conclusion that kickers are an important part of the team. You can look at Adam Vinatieri, who won several Super Bowls, and other kickers that people know. And look at the organization: in America there are a lot of training camps for kickers, for panthers, for holders and for snappers. That is, it is a certain conglomerate, a certain association of people who know how to do it right and teach each other to do it well.

If a Russian team lacks a lineman, wide receiver or linebacker, thinking about a kicker is just stupid. If you can’t score a touchdown, what does a field goal have to do with it? This is how I see the psychology of Russian American football: people cover the main positions that bring 6 points. They are closed – let’s think about the kicker.

Is this the correct position? Aren’t special teams just as important as offense or defense?

– Let’s take the psychology of a coach. When a player plays poorly, what does the coach say to him? You will play in special teams. How can you talk about respect when coaches scare players with special teams for a bad game? Therefore, there is an attitude as to the third composition.

In principle, he is the third cast. If the coach says to the receiver: “You’re not good at catching, you’re worthless, you’ll hang out in special teams, you belong there,” this penetrates further into the culture. Take a movie about American football, where the kicker is always portrayed as some kind of drug addict. A striking example is BMS ( series “Blue Mountain State” – Ed. ), it’s something crazy.

I absolutely agree that special teams are worth points. A vivid example of this is Viktor Bout ( Patriots cornerback, MVP in the team in the 2014 season – Approx. ed. ), who scored an incredible number of touchdowns on the return.

Besides, you can’t leave any prank in American football at random. Each draw can bring points, including special teams. But, unfortunately, this is not how we developed it. This, again, comes from American psychology. During a punt, a field goal, what do people do in the stadium? They go to the restroom, for beer, to smoke.

The same stars among kickers, panthers or returners – no one knows them. They are not really stars, they are just guys who get money. Roughly speaking, some player can be born for a coach in special teams. Take Edelman ( New England receiver – Approx. ed. ). He was not a full-time receiver. He proved himself in special teams, and now he is a star, and everyone says: “Minitron” ( by analogy with the nickname of the receiver “Detroit” Calvin Johnson – “Megatron” – Note ed. ), and so on.

– If we return to the thesis that people come to American football not to kick the ball, it turns out that in order to search for kickers and panthers, the initiative should come from the coaching staff. In our country with so many soccer players, is it not so difficult to find a specialist if you set yourself such a task?

– I won’t argue with that, but have you seen the recruitment announcements for the team? “We are gaining, height-weight does not matter.” After all, they don’t write “we are looking for a tight end” or “we are looking for a kicker”. We don’t have that.

Just call any coach and ask who is missing on the team. I am absolutely sure that he will name all the positions, but he will not even remember about the kicker.