Radballs Video: Tristan Rennie
Some throw away footy.
Some throw away footy.
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).
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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!
Asher skating Venice (S1 Helmets Edit)
Asher Bradshaw / S1 Kid Helmet
Asher skating Tony Hawks ramp (S1 Helmets edit)
Heimana Reynolds. 1st year in the Pro Division at the Vans Pool Party. And his runs are insane. Kid is on fire. And then he over rotates on a big backside air and in a split second is headed for the worst slam of his life.
If he wasn’t wearing a helmet he might have died. Head explosion. And if he had a soft foam non-certified helmet on he probably would have been knocked out for at least 5 minutes and had the full body spams and probable traumatic brain injury. But… he was wearing an S1 Lifer Helmet. The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion Foam which protects your head and minimizes high impacts. He def got knocked out for a few seconds. But he came through ok. And he walked out of the bowl with some help. The medics checked him out and he was ok’d to finish his heat. He ended up placing 12th place in his first year skating in Vans Pool Party.
Like most skaters, Heimana grew up wearing the soft foamy non-certified helmets and he just switched to the more protective S1 Lifer Helmet last year.
“He KO’d for a few seconds and he was able to do his 3rd skate run and walk away from this slam with a headache and no memory loss or life threatening conditions.” – Matt Reynolds (Heimana’s Dad)
“Thank god for the S1 Lifer Helmet.” – Matt Reynolds
Check out the Thrasher footage / Hall of Meat / Heimana Reynolds
Skate Legends Jeff Grosso and Eddie “El Gato” Elguera came down to help.
Big congrats to Tristan Rennie. He won the Combi Am contest this year and won a seat into the Pro contest. First year in the pro division and he gets 1st place. INSANE!!!!
This year’s contest was a big changing of the guards. As Jim Gray pointed out 4 out of the 6 skaters in the pro finals were 16 or under!
Just want to send a huge thanks to all of the Pros for rocking S1 Helmets!
Tristan Rennie, Austin Poynter, Chris Russell, Heimana Reynolds, Sky Siljeg, Daniel Cuervo
Toby Gummeson, Brian Patch, Justin Lynch, Navs, Eddie Elguera, Lester Kasai, Steadham, Ben Schroeder and Lonnie Hiramoto.
Watch the video that Thrasher Magazine filmed and edited of the Pro Finals, Masters Finals and Legends Final. Vans Pool Party 2014 Video