“EL GATO” Eddie Elguera was an incredibly innovative vertical skater from the early 80’s. He pioneered tricks like the frontside rock n roll that were just mind boggling at the time. In the time just before Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero and others of their ilk started to dominate, it was guys like “El Gato” and Duane Peters who were ruling the vertical game with innovation.” – Glen E. Friedman instagram.com/glenefriedman
“Great fit and best protection – that is why I am an S1 Lifer.” – Eddie Elguera
Eddie has been wearing the S1 Lifer Helmet since 2012. And in 2014 we released an El Gato Lifer Helmet – it has been a staple helmet in the S1 Lineup ever since. Click here to buy an S1 x El Gato Lifer Helmet
CJ has been wearing an S1 Mini Lifer Helmet for the last few years. He started striping his helmet and we thought it looked rad so we made a limited edition run. CJ’s helmets are available in S1 Mini Lifer Helmets and S1 Lifer Helmets. S1 Lifer Helmets offer 5x more impact protection than traditional soft foam skate helmets.
S1 Mini Lifer Helmet: Gavin Bottger
Gavin just turned 9. Here is all of his footage from his 8th year on planet earth, This kid is ripping. And good taste in music as well. Gavin wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet. Great fit and 5x more impact protection than traditional skate helmets.
Tate Carew / Encinitas Vert Ramp
Tate Carew / Age 10
“I started skating when I was 5 yrs old. My dad had a skateboard and I used to play with it whenever I could. I could lay on it, kneel and stand on it whenever it moved. It was a pretty cool toy. My dad also surfs so he would take me surfing with him too.
Some of the people who influence my skating are Chris Russell, Alex Perelson, Jimmie Wilkins, Elliot Sloan and PLG.
Favorite places to skate are Clairemont YMCA, Shockus/OB, DC/Monster, Tony’s, Elliot’s ” – Tate Carew
Tate wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
Rumble in Ramona 5
and here is the link for a super rad edit that the Skateboard Mag made… also worth a watch –