Heimana Reynolds breaks down his slam at the 2014 Vans Pool Party
“A few years ago I chose to make the switch from a regular soft foam helmet to the S1 Lifer Helmet and I am very glad for that because I know that helmet saved my life.” – Heimana Reynolds
”Thank god for the S1 Lifer Helmet.” – Matt Reynolds
“Without rambling on about a bunch of helmet mumbo jumbo I can break it down like this – soft foam helmets do not protect your head all that well in the case of a serious slam. The impact energy goes right through the soft foam and rattles your brain super bad. There have been a few (a few too many) pro and am skaters that have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries after slamming in a soft foam helmet. And a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is bad because sometimes you have loss of memory or mood swings or depression or dizziness that can last for months and years after the TBI. Life is hard enough as it is – you don’t need to be dealing with stuff like that. TBI’s are not good. The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion foam and the high impact energy gets absorbed (dispersed) by the foam and 5x less energy rattles brain. Just to be clear, there is no magic helmet that prevents all head injuries but test lab results show that the S1 Lifer Helmet protects the brain at least 5x more than regular “soft foam” skate helmets.
We test every batch of S1 Lifer Helmets to make sure they meet the multiple cert and the high impact cert. The Eps fusion foam needs to be blended just right – not too hard and not too soft – to pass both tests with flying colors. Some of the bigger helmet companies test their helmets maybe 1x a year and they never really know if the foam was as good as it should be. When I saw Heimana slam I knew for sure that he was wearing the best helmet possible. ” - Dan McCashin (Co-Owner S1 Helmet Co.) #danfroms1
Keegan Palmer – S1 Lifer Helmet
“The S1 Lifer Helmet has the best fit and best protection.” – Keegan Palmer
The S1 Lifer Helmet is one of the safest helmets for skating big bowls. The Lifer helmet is constructed with specially blended EPS Fusion foam so it protects your head from multiple impacts and high impacts. The S1 Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than regular soft foam skate helmets. We are really glad that young rippers like Keegan like the fit and feel and protection of the Lifer Helmet.
Footage from Bondi Bowl Summer 2014
Radballs Video: Tristan Rennie
Some throw away footy.
S1 Lifer Helmet – Aidan Dansey – Vert Jungle – Pismo Beach
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
Asher Bradshaw lands a 900
Congrats to S1 Team Rider Asher Bradshaw for landing a 900. At 10 years old, he is the youngest skater ever to land the 900. Go Asher!