A few years ago Aidan Dansey made the switch to the S1 Lifer Helmet. A lot of Pro vert guys were getting knocked out or worse after taking heavy slams while wearing regular skate helmets. Aidan was looking for a safer helmet and he had heard great things about the S1 Lifer Helmet from Austin Poynter.
Fast forward to Go Skateboarding Day June 21st 2014.
Vert Jungle session up in Pismo Beach. Aidan took a heavy slam on a 540 attempt. This kind of head impact is the kind that was knocking guys out for a few minutes or maybe even a trip to the ER and then dealing with head issues (memory loss, loss of balance, mood swings etc). Aidan was wearing the S1 Lifer Helmet and he didn’t even get a concussion. Stoked!
The slam was captured on video and Aidan emailed us this message:
“Just wanted to thank you guys for making such amazing helmets! Took a rough slam yesterday on a 540 at the vert jungle event in Pismo beach and cracked the foam and the shell of my helmet! No concussion! If I wasn’t wearing the Lifer I’m sure it would have been a lot worse! Thanks for saving my head!” – Aidan Dansey
Message from S1 Helmets:
The S1 Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than regular skate helmets. What makes the Lifer so protective? The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with specially formulated EPS Fusion Foam (not too hard & not too soft) that helps protect your head from multiple low impacts and single high impacts (Aidan’s slam is a single high impact).
S1 Lifer Helmet
• Specially formulated EPS Fusion Foam
• Certified Multi-Impact (ASTM)
• Certified High Impact (CPSC)
• 5x More Protective Than Regular Skate Helmets
• Deep Fit Design
Best helmet for Skateboarding, Longboarding, BMX and Roller Derby