EVOLUTION OF S1 HELMETS
A JOURNEY OF SAFETY AND INNOVATION
In 2010 we took soft foam helmets from every brand including S1 into the testing lab and discovered every single one of them failed current helmet safety standards.
This is a soft foam helmet. It has a hard plastic outer shell and soft foam inserts. The problem with soft foam helmets is that impact energy travels directly through these helmets and rattles the brain. Soft foam helmets do not pass high impact or multiple impact certification tests.
After learning this information we set out to make a better, safer helmet
what we created was the S1 Lifer Helmet.
The Lifer Helmet fits low on the head like a soft foam helmet but instead of soft foam inserts we created an inner shell of impact dispersing foam called FuS1on Foam. Fus1on Foam is our patented blend of impact foam that is soft enough to reduce impact energy in low force multiple impacts and dense enough to reduce energy in high impacts. We make Fusion foam by blending low, medium and high density beads together to make our impact reducing inner foam mold. The inner foam mold is what does all the impact dispertion in the S1 Lifer Helmet and it is protected by ABS outer plastic shell. FuS1on foam dispersed energy more effectively than soft foam. We batch test every production run of helmets to ensure the quality and consistency of every S1 Lifer Helmet made.
Lab tests show that the S1 Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than soft foam skate helmets. The S1 Lifer passes the Multiple Impact (ASTM) and the High Impact (CPSC) certification tests. The S1 Lifer Helmet is a helmet we can 100% recommend to team riders, family and friends.
Get a Lifer – Be a Lifer.
Dan McCashin / S1 Helmets & Pads
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO GLOBAL RECOGNITION
THE RISE OF S1 HELMETS
S1 Helmets started as a small venture in Southern California, with a handful of dedicated individuals working tirelessly to create the best skateboarding helmets. Their commitment to quality and safety quickly gained recognition within the skateboarding community. Word spread, and soon, S1 Helmets became the go-to brand for skaters seeking superior protection.
As the demand for their helmets grew, S1 Helmets expanded its reach. Their products became available in skate shops across the United States and gradually gained popularity worldwide. Today, S1 Helmets is a global brand, trusted by professional skateboarders and amateurs alike. Their dedication to safety and innovation has earned them a reputation for excellence, making them an industry leader in skateboarding helmet design and manufacturing.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE INDUSTRY
HOW S1 HELMETS PAVED THE WAY FOR SAFER SKATEBOARDING
S1 Helmets’ relentless pursuit of safer skateboarding has had a profound impact on the industry as a whole. By pushing the boundaries of helmet design and technology, they have inspired other manufacturers to follow suit. Their commitment to research and development has paved the way for better head protection in skateboarding, helping to reduce the risk of serious injuries.
Furthermore, S1 Helmets has actively supported the skateboarding community through sponsorships and collaborations with professional skateboarders and events. They have played a crucial role in promoting safety awareness and encouraging the use of helmets among skateboarders of all skill levels. Their involvement in the skateboarding community goes beyond product manufacturing, reflecting their genuine passion for the sport and the people who participate in it.
S1 Helmets has come a long way since its inception. From humble beginnings to global recognition, they have remained at the forefront of safety and innovation in the skateboard helmet industry. Through their commitment to protecting skateboarders and their groundbreaking advancements in helmet design, S1 Helmets has revolutionized the way we think about head protection in skateboarding. Their journey serves as an inspiration for skateboarders worldwide, reminding us to prioritize safety without compromising style or performance.