When it comes to choosing the right helmet for your safety, the choice between soft foam and hard foam helmets has been a topic of great discussion and debate. Both options have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, leaving riders wondering which one offers the perfect blend of comfort and safety. Enter S1 Helmets, a brand that has revolutionized the helmet industry by combining the best features of both soft and hard foam helmets, ensuring riders can enjoy the utmost protection without compromising on comfort.
The Great Helmet Debate: Soft vs Hard Foam Helmets
If you are going to wear a helmet you want one that will actually work.
This video shows the following:
#1 shows how helmets tested
#2 shows why soft foam helmets will not protect your head adequately in the case of solid slam
#3 shows why the S1 Lifer Helmet rules !!!!
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One of the most advanced, scientific and accurate ways to show how much better the S1 Lifer helmet is versus the traditional soft foam skate helmet is to actually test these in an accredited , independent, 3rd party testing facility.
This is the S1 Lifer Helmet which is constructed with our patented blend of EPS Fusion Foam this is a traditional soft foam skate helmet which is constructed with soft foam inserts.
We’re going to put helmets onto this headform that has an accelerometer in it that measures measures impact energy. The head form is connected to a computer that measures the amount of impact that gets the head in a simulated impact. If the helmet does not have adaquate protection it will fail the test (allows 300 G’s to enter head form) and could possibly cause a serious brain injury (or death).
Without any helmet on the head form if we bring this up to 6.5 feet and drop it down onto the hazard it going to generate 1000 G’s worth of force to the head form .
The reason you wear helmet is to buffer or disperse the amount of impact energy that gets to your head. In order to pass the high impact test the helmet must reduce 1000 G’s worth of energy to under 300 G’s. Anything over 300 G’s fails the test.
We have the soft foam helmet on the head form now we are going to bring it up to six and half feet – drop it from the drop tower and see how it performs.
Soft Foam Helmet allows 995 G’s to enter the headform. This helmet fails.
So we have the results here from the soft foam helmet. We had it up at 6.5 feet and dropped it down onto a flat surface which is generating 1000 Gs of energy to the head form this helmet only reduced the energy pulse 5 G’s. It got a peak accretion G of 995
So that means that all of the impact energy going straight through this helmet and getting to the headform. To pass this test you have to get a test under 300 G’s this more than 3x that amount. This helmet fails the high impact test.
We have the S1 Lifer Helmet on the headroom now. We are going to bring it up to 6.5 feet and drop it from the drop tower and see how it performs .
S1 Lifer Helmet allows 235 Gs to enter the headform. This helmet Passes.
So we have the testing results for the S1 Lifer helmet which we dropped from the same distance we dropped the soft foam helmet which generated 1000 G’s worth of energy.
The S1 Lifer Helmet took that 1000 Gs and reduced it to 253 Gs which is a pass for the the high impact test.
Basically what your seeing is that the soft foam helmet is allowing the impact energy to go directly thought the helmet and get to the headform. But the S1 Lifer Helmet with the fusion foam is crushing that energy and dispersing out and reducing it 4x the amount the soft foam helmet did. The S1 Lifer Helmet passes the high impact test.
What we wanted to do today was show you in a scientific manner the difference between how the S1 Lifer helmet and a soft foam helmet absorb impact energy what we found was that the Lifer helmet with fusion foam reduced and absorbed impact energy much more effectively than soft foam helmets.
The S1 Lifer Helmet – a better, safer helmet.
S1 Helmets: Finding the Perfect Blend of Comfort and Safety
S1 Helmets has taken the great helmet debate head-on, aiming to create a product that offers the best of both worlds. Traditional hard foam helmets are known for their durability and impact resistance, but their rigid design often sacrifices comfort. On the other hand, soft foam helmets provide excellent comfort but might compromise safety. However, S1 Helmets has managed to strike the perfect balance by incorporating soft foam on the inside and a hard foam outer shell.
By combining both types of foam, S1 Helmets ensures that riders experience the highest level of comfort without compromising on safety. The soft foam inner lining molds to the rider’s head, providing a snug fit that guarantees comfort during long rides. This unique design also absorbs and disperses impact forces, providing maximum protection during accidents or falls.
Another key advantage of S1 Helmets is their ability to offer a wider range of helmet styles and designs. From sleek urban helmets to stylish sport helmets, riders have the freedom to choose a helmet that not only suits their safety needs but also matches their personal style. S1 Helmets understands that riders want to look good while staying safe, which is why they prioritize aesthetics without compromising on quality or functionality.
In conclusion, the great helmet debate between soft foam and hard foam helmets has finally met its match with S1 Helmets. By combining the best features of both types of foam, S1 has created a helmet that offers unbeatable comfort and safety. Riders no longer need to sacrifice one for the other. With S1 Helmets, they can enjoy a perfect blend of cushioning and impact resistance, ensuring they ride with peace of mind knowing they are protected. So, whether you’re cruising through the city streets or tearing up the skate park, S1 Helmets is the ultimate choice for riders who value their safety without compromising on style or comfort.