All the skaters from the late 70’s / early 80’s are either turning 50 soon or have turned 50. If you really think about it – it is really amazing that these guys can skate on this level at age 50. Unreal. Super inspiring. A whole generation that was raised on concrete skateparks (like Skate City in Torrance) was super hyped when concrete parks started being built again in the early 2000’s.
Lester wears the S1 Lifer Helmet. (the S1 Lifer helmet – worn by lifers)
Lester celebrated his 50th Birthday with a fun session with lifelong friends at the Vans Skatepark in Huntington Beach.
” I got to visit Arto Saari’s backyard bow! l was really lucky that Arto, the legendary skater and photographer, took some these cool shots of me shredding the bowl. His bowl is so cool and Arto is the best – big thanks to Neal Mims for making these special moments happen for us kids. In the pictures I am wearing my S1 Lifer Helmet, the only helmet I trust to keep me safe! ” – Jake Golden
12 year old – Asher Bradshaw wears the S1 Lifer Helmet.
The S1 Lifer Helmet is the safest and best fitting skateboard helmet on the market. Lab Tests show it reduces impact to the brain 5x better than traditional soft foam skate helmets (click to watch the helmet testing video) Buy an S1 Lifer Helmet here
S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion foam and is CPSC Certified to help protect against high impacts and ASTM Certified to help protect against multiple lower impacts.
Whats on your head? (or your kids head?)
“In 2010 we noticed some vert skaters, downhill skaters, BMX riders and Roller Derby participants were getting knocked out and in some instances getting traumatic brain injuries in traditional soft foam skate helmets. So we took the soft foam helmets into the testing lab and learned that the impact energy goes directly through the soft foam helmets and rattles the brain. So we set out to make a better and safer helmet. We came up with the S1 Lifer Helmet. The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion Foam and is 5x more protective than soft foam skate helmets. The S1 Lifer Helmet passes the ASTM multiple impact test (soft foam helmets fail this test) and the S1 Lifer Helmet passes the CPSC high impact test (soft foam helmets also fail this test).
We have taken steps to educate the public about the S1 Lifer Helmet through videos and printed media. Most skaters and parents did not know that traditional skate helmets did not pass any helmet safety standards. They usually only learned the difference after a head injury and that is too late. A Mom who watched her 15 year old son get knocked out for 5 long minutes in the bottom of a pool while wearing a soft foam helmet later said to me,” I didn’t know there was a difference between the S1 Lifer Helmet and soft foam skate helmets. We bought the soft foam helmet at a skateshop and just figured it was a good helmet. I really wish I knew before”.
We made a helmet that we would want to wear. And a helmet we could 100% recommend to family, friends and team riders. When you are wearing an S1 Lifer Helmet you know that you are wearing the best. And if you own a skateshop you know you are offering the best to your skate community.” – Dan McCashin Co Founder/ S1 Helmets
Buy em here http://shop.s1helmets.com/knee/S1 Pro Knee Pads // Specs:
• Streamlined Pad Design • Military Grade Ballistic Nylon for durability
• Impact Absorbing Knee Cup w/Ortholite ® Memory Foam for form fitting comfort • Triple Stitch construction for extra strength • Articulated Butterfly Back Flaps for secure fit and increased mobility
• High Abrasion PC Cap • Perfect Length locking adjustment straps
S1 Pro Knee Pads – Patent Pending No. 29/570,715