Monday, November 20, 2017

Buying a helmet for someone for Christmas

Buying a helmet for someone for Christmas

The Lifer helmet is available in 3 different shell sizes to accommodate different size heads.  
Measure your head ...

If it measures 18 - 20.25" get an S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
If it measures 20.5"- 23.25" get an S1 Lifer Helmet
If it measures 23.5" - 24.5" get an S1 Mega Lifer Helmet

Fun fact: 
Most kids ages 6 and under will fit into the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet. 

And 90% of people ages 7 and up fit into an S1 Lifer Helmet.

If you are buying a helmet for someone and you can't measure their head - follow this general rule of thumb. 
Ages 6 and under order an S1 Mini Lifer Helmet (and buy a Fit All Kit so they can fit it perfectly) . 
Ages 7 and up order an S1 Lifer Helmet (and buy a Fit All Kit so they can fit the helmet perfectly). 

But your safest bet is to measure your / their head



How to measure your head. (picking a helmet)

If you want to get an S1 Lifer Helmet for yourself or your son, daughter, cousin, friend etc.
1st step is to measure their head.
If they measure between
18" - 20.5" get an S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
20.5" - 23.5" get an S1 Lifer Helmet
23.5" - 24.5" get an S1 Mega Lifer Helmet

Helpful Hint:
90% of people Ages 7 to Adult measure 20.5" - 23" and up fit into an S1 Lifer Helmet.
Most kids 6 and under measure at 20.5" or under and fit into an S1 Mini Lifer.

If you are buying a helmet for someone and you can't measure their head - use this general rule of thumb....

Ages 7 and up - get and S1 Lifer Helmet. And buy a Fit All Kit so they can make sure the helmet fits perfectly.
Ages 6 and under... get an S1 Mini Lifer Helmet and get a Fit All Kit just to make sure.

But the big questions if HOW TO MEASURE my head ?????  Watch the video !
and feel free to call 310 464 8179  (10 am - 5pm PST) if you have questions.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Questions from a customer about soft foam helmets vs S1 Lifer helmet

On Aug 15, 2016, at 12:23 PM, Scott wrote:
Are you still sponsoring Eddie Elguera? 
Why buy certified vs. a soft padded helmet? 
I've seen videos of the Kanoa Flyaway crowd getting up from slams and kids getting knocked out with hard styrofoam helmets. What is your personal take without sending a video and do you stand by it? 
Thanks again for your help:)

Scott

Why buy certified vs. a soft padded helmet?

Certified passes helmet standards ie: it will protect your head better 

I've seen videos of the Kanoa Flyaway crowd getting up from slams and kids getting knocked out with hard styrofoam helmets?

If you hit your head hard enough in any helmet you can get knocked out or die... kanoa, s1 anything... 
i have seen people hit their heads without helmets on and be ok... and I had a friend die with no helmet on in a pool in AZ

al partanen got knocked out for 5 minutes in a soft foam.
chris russell got knocked out for 5 minutes in a soft foam
adam taylor was airlifted an in a coma for a while - wearing soft foam
heimana reynolds got knocked out for a 1 minute while wearing an s1 lifer helmet
tony mag got knocked for a long time in a soft foam and swears by certified helmets
kevin staab still wears an old 1 soft foam - cause he says he just isnt going to hit my head that hard..

basically - yeah kanoas look rad (and better than nothing) - and soft foam helmets fit lower on the dome (and better than nothing)- but if you want the most protection get an S1 Lifer Helmet. 

oh and Mark Lake got a bad concusssion in soft foam - headaches for a long time. 

What is your personal take about certified helmets ... without sending a video and do you stand by it?

100% stand by the s1 lifer helmet - WE STOPPED MAKING SOFT FOAM HELMETS !!!! - and we could sell thousands!!! I make my kids wear an s1 lifer helmet - and I encourage all the young rippers to wear them .. we had an old soft foam floating around the garage and i dont let them wear em. I have seen the soft foam helmets fail all the impact tests in the lab. 

We grew up wearing kanoa's and soft foam skate helmets - and we took a kanoa and our soft foam helmets into a testing lab - and neither the Kanoa or the soft foam helmet will pass the ASTM multiple impact test or the CPSC high impact test...  They fail bad. The impact goes right through the foam.



We made an ethical decision and stopped making soft foam helmets.


Does Eddie Elguera still ride for S1?
yes,  the s1 lifer helmet is eddie's favorite helmet - that is why he asked us to make him a special one with stripes on it. Eddie understands the science behind the S1 Lifer Helmet. 




S1 Helmets
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Trusted By The Pros




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

vert Skaters are like special ops

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vert skaters are like special ops. super dangerous yet rewarding. a lifelong dedication and only a small percentage have the will and talent. and it is a family. that is why we made the S1 Lifer Helmet. for vert skaters. to help protect their heads. shock mitigation and to protect the force. you hear about seals shooting themselves in the heart and leaving letters to study their brains. Well, in skateboarding we know more than a few vert and downhill skateboarders that have committed suicide. And one has to wonder - has head injury been the underlying catalyst for the depression and pain and confusion and self destruction. skateboarding and special ops have alot in common. Preserve the force. Preserve the Skateboarding family. - chris terins s1 helmets 310 464 8179

S1 Lifer Helmet - Shock Mitigation

S1 Lifer Helmet

ASTM certified
CPSC Certified
Shock Mitigation
Preservation of Force

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The definition of Shock Mitigation is, "to make a violent collision or impact less intense".
Lab Tested watch the video





The Most Comprehensive Guide to Fitting Your Helmet

If you are buying  a helmet for your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, cousin, friend or husband or wife read this....

Measure their head. The circumference of the head 1" above your eyebrows.
note: If you dont have a soft tape measure use your cell phone charger code and then measure the cord.


If your head measures 20inches or under get a Mini Lifer Helmet
If your head measures 20.5" - 23.20" get an S1 Lifer Helmet
If your head measures 23.25" or more get an S1 Mega Lifer Helmet



And you will be use sizing liners to make your helmet fit tighter or looser.


The best thing to do is to order your helmet + a Fit All Kit for $8. You will get 7 Sizing liners of varying thickness to ensure a great fit. This is a great idea when sending a helmet as a gift.
Sending a helmet as a gift? Buy the Fit All Kit to make sure your little ripper can fit the helmet to his/her head perfectly.

any questions call 310 464 8179 ask for Dan or Nic

Interesting note - Most people ages 6 and up will fit into an S1 Lifer Helmet.   




S1 Lifer Helmet - Buying a Helmet Online

S1 Fit All Kit -
when you buy the Fit all Kit - you are pretty much going to have all the sizing liners
you'll need to fit your head perfectly ! And if you have extra liners left over - hold onto them in case your head grows
or you cut your hair (head gets smaller) or your friend needs a liner.
Retail: $8 worth every penny
best $8 you ever spent
When you are going to buy an S1 Lifer Helmet from the internet
you are going to want to measure your head. Or just guess what
size helmet you are ... most people fit into the S1 Lifer Helmet
and order a S1 FIT ALL Kit. The Fit all kit comes with 7 sizing liners and
you can remove and replace liners to get a perfect fit.

link to Fit All Kit
$8 retail



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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bob Umbel - Florida Vert Series

S1 Helmets is a proud supporter of the Florida Vert Series 
Florida Vert Series Stop 3
"I have had one too many friends get knocked and worse in the soft foam non-certified helmets.
S1 is all about safety and their helmets help us keep doing what we love doing. A helmet can't always save you
but the S1 Lifer Helmets are the best protection out there."

 Mike Frazier and Bob Umbel wear S1 Lifer Helmets




Awesome Fit + Best Protection = S1 Lifer Helmet
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interview with Bob Umbel about the Florida Vert Series

How was the 3rd stop of the Florida Vert Series? 
Radical Times with Friends. Mates. Buddies. Pals. Doesn’t matter what you call them, but things are always fun when they’re around!   

How is the ramp? The ramp is PERFECT!

What were some of the highlights? For me it was the Masters final and seeing so many skaters of all ages and skill levels coming together for all the right reasons.

Are you going to FVS for 2018? Yes so stay tuned

check the video recap 
https://youtu.be/slKz5XydK68

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

S1 Retro Lifer Helmet

Wow this might be the coolest and safest skate helmet S1® has made yet we have made yet.

It fits exactly like the S1 Lifer Helmet but we brought the sides down to give it a super old school
biker helmet look.

The Retro Lifer Helmet is lightweight and skate/bike certified and fits great.
These S1 Lifer Retro Helmets just arrived ask your local skate or bike or scooter shop
or buy one from S1 Helmets direct shop.s1helmets.com

S1 Lifer Retro Helmet
Color: Black Matte
USD $69.99
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S1 Retro Lifer Helmet
Color: Black Matte w/ Black Stripes
USD: $69.99
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S1 Retro Lifer Helmet
Color: Cyan Matte
USD: $69.99
S1 Retro Lifer Helmet
Color: White w/ Black Stripes
CJ Collins Collab
USD: $69.99
S1 Lifer Retro Helmet
Color: White Matte w/ Black Stripes
CJ Collins Collab
USD: $69.99

S1 Retro Lifer Helmet
Color: Purple Matte
USD $69.99
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S1 Lifer Helmet
Color: Black Gloss
USD: $69.99
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S1 Lifer Retro Helmet

S1 Retro Lifer Helmet
Color: Silver Glitter
USD: $79.99
check out all of the colors on the S1 Helmet site
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Box for the S1 Lifer Retro Helmet








Friday, September 8, 2017


We made a helmet that we would want to wear and that we could 100% recommend to family, friends and team riders. 
The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with Fusion Foam and is 5x more protective than soft foam skate helmets.

The S1 Lifer Helmet is certified to help protect your head from low force multiple impacts (ASTM Standard) and single high impacts (CPSC Certified). We batch test every production to make sure the S1 Lifer Helmet meets and/or exceeds current helmet safety standards. Whether your like to ride a skateboard, bike, roller skates or scooter (non motorized) you know you are wearing the best.  Great fit, Lightweight and Certified Protection = S1 Lifer Helmet

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Friday, August 25, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet Review



Awesome Helmet !
5 Stars
"Just recently switched from my original 70's Flyaway to the S1 for the extra padding. Comfort and fit wise the S1 is easily one of the best feeling helmets I've tried. Luckily I haven't had to test the extra padding yet, but just looking at it, I'm sure it's bomb proof! I've already recommended this helmet to a few of my friends. "  Jim Noble (S1 Lifer Helmet Color: White Gloss) 

more reviews check out shop.s1helmets.com


BEST HELMET I'VE USED, AND I'M OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE USED A LOT!

I've been skateboarding 34 years and used many different kinds of helmets. The S1 lifer is definitely the best of the bunch. 1st impression for a new user is the remarkable difference in weight compared to their old helmet. Not long after, the exceptional fit will bubble to the top, hopefully a long time after or never will the superior melon protection come to play. The concept of the "crush zone" for traumatic impact is not a new one, but S1 has pioneered the application to action sports. I actively promote their product because the people I ride with are my friends and I want to ride with them as long as possible. Thanks S1!  - Olafhans@____.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

S1 x Lonny Hiramoto Helmets

"I remember watching Lonny win the Free Former Runway bowl contest on television in 1978... It was so insane!!!" - Lester Kasai 



Lonny Hiramoto likes the fit and great certified protection of the S1 Lifer Helmet and he
wanted to add some old school 70's paint lines to it. I said heck yeah ! The Lonny Hiramoto Collab Series was born. Check the site to see which helmets are in stock now.
https://shop.s1helmets.com/lonny-hiramoto/


Interview with Lonny Hiramoto 7/27/17
How old are you now and how old were you when you started skating? 52. Born in 1965 and started skating at age 11
How/ why did you start wearing the S1 Lifer Helmet? Lester Kasai always told me that he felt the S1 Lifer Helmets were the best and he felt safe wearing one. And I hit my head a couple of times in a different helmet and finally realized I need a good safe helmet.
What was your first local park? The Runway in Carson California
What is your all time favorite pool? It would have to be this pool we called the rock pool in Pedro I believe. This pool had a sick love seat and I used to like to see how high I can get on this one wall that was all rock and it had like 5 feet of vert.,It was sick!!!
Who was your first sponsor? My very first sponsor was C and wheels then I skated for a local shop called Sporting Ideas in Gardena then I got picked up by Kanoa Surf ,Gyro Wheels, Gullwing trucks, Delgado flyaway Helmets
Who are your sponsors now? Now I skate for Hosoi , S1 Helmets , Independent Trucks , Powerflex Wheels , Skeleton Key , Roots Clothing Co. , Immortal laces , I get shoes from Vans.
Who were your best friends that you skated with back in the day and who do you skate with now? Howard Hood we went everywhere together and we skated with Endo , Jake P , Monty Gibo , there are so many good friends we used to have killer seshs together LMAO……. Now I skate a lot with Lester , Bennett , Christian , Shota Kubo , Eric Dressen , Endo , Monty Gibo many more LMAO when we sesh its always with a crew lol
What contests have you won? The only first place one was at my home park The Runway and placed 10th at High Roller
Tell me about the Runway Park what features did it have? The Runway was a park that was huge. Noone liked it because everything was BIG. And that’s what made it so fun , Howard and I skated that Bowl which was 17 ‘ deep and the snake runs and it had a long down hill with banks which was like a place called the funnel but way better and faster.
Do you think they should put snake runs like they had at Runway in new skateparks? Totally! snake runs are the best!
What is one feature of the old skateparks that should be put into new skateparks? For sure Snake runs.
What else is in your life besides skating? I’m just a normal guy., work and go skate as much as I can !#skaterslife LMAO

What do you think when I say S1 Helmets? Quality helmets… and people that care about making safe, quality helmets. S1 was the first helmet company to make a great fitting certified helmet.



S1 Lifer Helmet x Lonny Hiramoto Collab Helmets from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

"Hi everybody. I'm Lonny Hiramoto here at S1 Helmet Co. I've been skating since 1977 / 1978. I just really think its cool I'm in an S1 Lifer Helmet ... a certified helmet and being able to have my old look back when I was 13 years old - sporting these colorful stylish helmets and still be able to be safe and feel safe w/ a certified helmet." - Lonny Hiramoto

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Friday, May 26, 2017


"S1 Helmets are by far the best fitting helmet around no matter what size head you have. The protection level is top notch especially due to the fact they fit so well. You can’t find a better skate helmet … anywhere !”   - Pink Helmet Possee

link here to buy one
http://shop.s1helmets.com/pink-helmet-posse/

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Soft Foam Helmet VS S1 Lifer Helmet




Links to Testing Videos (soft foam vs lifer helmet) soft foam vs hard foam

S1 Lifer Helmet Manifesto

Dan Talking About Soft Foam Helmets

Multiple Impact Helmet Testing Video 

Is your helmet really a "Multiple Impact" Helmet? 
Alot of helmets are marketed as "multiple impact". We took a Soft Foam Helmet (EVA foamed wrapped with Terry Cloth), a Hockey Helmet (with triple density eva foam) and an S1 Lifer Helmet (EPS Fusion Foam) and put them to the Multiple Impact test.
What are parameters of the Multiple Impact Test (ASTM F 1492) ?
The helmet is dropped to achieve an impact velocity of 4.57 meters per second. This is equivalent to a 10 MPH impact or a 4 ft. drop height. The same helmet is tested 3x in the same location. The helmet must reduce the peak acceleration of the impact to under 300 G's.
Why 300 G's?
The brain does not like G's. Anything over 300 G's is very bad for the brain and will cause a severe concussion and/or Traumatic Brain Injury or even death. A helmet's job is to reduce the amount of G's that hit the brain.
What were the results of the Multiple Impact Test?
Soft Foam Helmet (w/ EVA Foam wrapped with Terry Sweat Liner)- FAIL 
Hockey Helmet (w/ Triple Denisty EVA Foam - FAIL
S1 Lifer Helmet (w/EPS Fusion Foam) - PASS
Conclusion:
Soft Foam helmets are not multiple impact helmets. They should be called "minimal impact helmets". Hockey Helmets with Triple Density EVA foam are not multiple impact helmets. The S1 Lifer Helmet is a true multiple impact helmet.

S1 Lifer Helmet Vs. Soft Foam Helmet (Helmet Testing Lab) from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.


S1 Lifer Manifesto - Full Length - Open Captions from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

S1 Lifer Helmet - 5x more protective than traditional soft foam skate helmets from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

Multiple Impact Helmet Test from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet x Pink Helmet Possee


"We wanted to do a collab with S1 because I feel the S1 Lifer is the best fitting and safest helmet on the market. Of all the helmet brands the fit of the S1 Mini Lifer and the S1 Lifer Helmet fits the Pink Helmet Possee team the best." - Jason Kentworthy / Pink Helmet Possee  click here to buy 


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Best Skate Helmet Brand -

'We have had one too many friends get severe concussions and worse while wearing soft foam helmets. We recommend the S1 Lifer Helmet to everybody we skate vert with." - Bob Umbel

"Battle tested and approved." - Darren Navarrette

"I am really glad I switched from a soft foam helmet to the S1 Lifer Helmet." - Lester Kasai

"S1 Lifers are the best in the biz." - CJ Collins

"I love my S1 Lifer Helmet - the construction and quality is so much better than my old helmet." - Jeff Hedges

Fits great, its lightweight and it is offers the best head protection on the market." - Eddie "El Gato" Elguera

"Parks, Pools, Downhill and even cruising around the neighborhood - the Lifer Helmet is one of the best helmets we've owned." - Wheelbase Mag

"The S1 Lifer Helmet is by far our best selling helmet." ET Surf & Skate (Hermosa Beach since 1972)

"Alot of the skate helmet companies just want to sell helmets and don't care about impact testing or safety. The S1 guys have made a real effort to get skaters into better and safer helmets." - Alex Ameen (Owner / Valhalla Skateboards Filmer/Skate House Media)

"We love the S1 Lifer Helmet." - ACDG (Angelk City Derby Girls)

"Comfy, Lightweight and it is built to protect." - Lady Trample (Founder / Chicks in Bowls)

"The S1 Lifer Helmet is our team's helmet of choice." - Victorian Roller Derby League

"It feels great knowing we are offering our customers the best fitting and safest skate helmet on the market." - Moxi Skateshop

"S1 was the first skate helmet company to stup up and educate skaters and shops about soft foam skate helmets." - Lonnie Hiramoto

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Friday, May 5, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet - Customer Review


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Best helmet I've used, and I'm old enough to have used a lot! 
5 Stars

Product: S1 Lifer Helmet - Bright Red Gloss
Posted By: olaf 

I've been skateboarding 34 years and used many different kinds of helmets. The S1 lifer is definitely the best of the bunch. 1st impression for a new user is the remarkable difference in weight compared to their old helmet. Not long after, the exceptional fit will bubble to the top, hopefully a long time after or never will the superior melon protection come to play. The concept of the "crush zone" for traumatic impact is not a new one, but S1 has pioneered the application to action sports. I actively promote their product because the people I ride with are my friends and I want to ride with them as long as possible. Thanks S1!



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

S1 Helmet Company - Review - 5 Stars

5 Star Review
"I've been riding an S1 helmet since the early 2000s, but after taking a decent spill recently I decided to upgrade. I thought I'd stick to my roots and stay with S1, and after some research I'm so glad I did. S1 has come a long way in quality, safety, and attention to detail. They've really raised the bar on these Lifer certified helmets. Everything about this helmet is solid. There is no give to the frame and foam, making it rigid and durable. Yet the liner makes it super plush, snug, and comfortable. After seeing and wearing this helmet, I was amazed at the high quality at such a reasonable price. The fit guide was spot on, and it is so awesome of them to send extra-sizing pads just in case. It shows that they really want your helmet to be perfect for you. Shipping was excellent, I received my helmet within 2 days. This shows they really want to get the product out to you quick because they know it's good. I was happy to buy from such an awesome company, and I will definitely be recommending them to everyone.  " - Adam


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet - Review about Sizing Liners


Why the lifer helmet works 
5 Stars

Product: S1 Lifer Helmet Sizing Liner
Posted By: G Love

The ability to easily replace the liners is one of the major benefits of purchasing the lifer helmet. It gets gross from sweat, has wear over time, or needs to be resized.
These liners are exactly what I was looking for and replacing it was as simple as removing the old one from the velcro, throwing it away, and tossing on the new one.

Click to buy a new sizing liner here

S1 Sizing Liners

XS (not shown) Gray
S (Red)
M (Beige)
L (Black)
XL (Green)
2XL (Blue)
3XL (Purple) ie: thinnest liner

the bigger your head get a thinner liner.
these do not effect safety or impact protection.
the liners are for helmet fitting purposes only

Friday, April 21, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet / Fullface - Customer Review


Preview Review (Close Window)

LEGIT! 5 stars!! 


Product: Lifer Full Face - Lava Orange Gloss
Posted By: Kai Epperson

The fullface has a huge field of view in tuck, the visor is really easy to tighten or loosen and glides real smooth!
I bought the same size I bought for my half shell and switched out the cheek pads for that perfect snug fit, BUY ONE!!!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

S1 Helmet Co. / A better & Safer Helmet


HISTORY OF THE S1 LIFER HELMET

In 2010 we gathered up every brand of soft foam skate helmets (including S1) and brought them into the testing lab and learned that ALL of them failed the multiple low impact helmet standard (multi-impact test) and the single high impact test. The soft foam allowed impact energy to pass directly through the foam and rattle the head form (i.e.: rattling the brain). Basically, all the traditional "soft foam" skate helmets failed to reduce impact enough to meet current helmet safety standards. Ie: they are not protecting your head in the case of a low or high impact. 

S1 is smaller enough (owned by Chris and Dan) and ethical enough to realize we needed to create a better / safer helmet (sacrificing soft foam skate helmet sales) so we created the S1 Lifer Helmet. 

The Lifer Helmet is constructed with FUS1ON Foam which is a patented blend of low, medium and high density foam beads that help reduce impact energy in the case of multiple low impacts and single high impacts. 

When we tested the S1 Lifer Helmet we found it reduced impact energy 5x better than the soft foam skate helmets. When we discovered this we started to make videos and educate skaters and skateshops.... this was 2011... 2012 ish, a lot of pro & am skaters (veteran pros and upcoming Ams were most open to the Lifer) were open to wear a better helmet. 

Also there were skateshops that fully supported a helmet that actually meets current helmet safety standards (1st shops to carry... ET Surf, Val Surf, Fairman's, Spyder Boards, Skate Lab, Vans Skateparks, Proper Rideshop, Bill's Wheels, Skateworks). 

When a kid walks out with a Lifer Helmet you know that you have given them the best fitting and safest helmet on the market. That is good business! Check out all of the color here shop.s1helmets.com

If you have been skating for all of your life you know it is just a matter of time before you go down hard. We made a helmet for people that skate for the love and are skating for the long haul - from childhood until the body can barely handle it anymore. Protect your hardware. Keep rolling. Be a Lifer - get a Lifer. 


Great Fit + Best Protection = S1 Lifer Helmet