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

www.s1helmets.com





Friday, May 5, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet - Customer Review


shop.s1helmets.com

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!!!

shop.s1helmets.com

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet - Manifesto - About The Lifer Helmet

In 2010 we took soft foam helmets from every brand including S1 into the testing lab and discovered every single oneof 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. Fusion 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 dispersion in the S1 Lifer Helmet and it is protected by ABS outer plastic shell.

The inner foam mold is what does all the impact dispersion 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.
FULL VIDEO - S1 Lifer Helmet

All About the S1 Lifer Helmet from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

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. Fusion 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.

shop.s1helmets.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

S1 Lifer Fullface Helmet / Review / Wheelbase Mag

S1 “Lifer Full-Face” Helmet

S 1 Helmet Co Lifer Full-Face provides the same deep fitting design, feel, and unparalleled protection of the standard open-face Lifer helmet, but with all the added protection and comfort of increased full face coverage. Designed by downhill skateboarders in the local Malibu hills and across the world, his new full face downhill skateboarding helmet is certified CPSC for high impact as well as ASTM for multiple impact. Each helmet includes a clear and tinted visor, 2 thicknesses of cheek pads, 3 sets of sizing liners—so you can size up or down—a sticker sheet, and a helmet bag. The Lifer Full-Face comes in a range of sizes starting at a gromy XS all the way through to a Frankenshredder 3XL. Wanna color-coordinate your shoes, sunglasses, gloves, eyes, or ‘thane color with your helmet? Well, the new Lifer Full-Face has got you covered with the widest range of color options we’ve ever seen form a production full face helmet: Black Matte, Black Gloss, White, Grey Matte, Red Gloss, Silver Glitter, Black Glitter, Tan Gloss, Maroon Matte, Navy Matte, Purple Matte, Cyan Matte, Orange, Dark Green Matte.
We really like this new downhill skateboarding helmet and believe that the S1 Helmet Co. team has successfully combined style, confort, and safety with this new Lifer Full-Face. After putting it though it’s paced on our local hills we particularly appreciated the comfort level provided by it’s deep-set fit, the fact that the visor flips up and down easily and sits snuggly against the helmet face, thus limiting excess wind or rattle noise; and we also appreciate the fact that the ample chin/mouth coverage provided by this new full face gave us a bit more confidence on the hill.  And that’s not even mentioning the fact that S1 Helmet’s rigorous dedication to skater protection has made this helmet one of the most safety-certified full-face helmets on the market. Sexy & Safe! Yes please.
Check out the S1 Lifer Full Face Helmet  www.s1helmets.com !
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Thanks again for tuning in to our March, 2017 edition of Tried &True! Be sure to check back next month for another collection and fresh skate related products!

Monday, March 20, 2017

adam scizzors effertz

"The S1 Lifer Helmet is in a class of its own... Deep fit, multi impact certified and high impact certified.The S1 Lifer has saved me from many concussions. As a skateboarder, this is a product I truly believe in and I wouldn't suggest any child or anyone for that matter not to be wearing a certified helmet. I wish I would have had access to one growing up because I suffered several concussions skateboarding on big ramps with cheap uncertified helmets. It feels good to be able to push a product I believe in that I know can prevent major head trauma and irreversible effects.” - Adam “Scissors” Effertz



www.s1helmets.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Madison Crum / S1 Lifer Helmet Fullface /

Madison is a downhill shredder from the mystic hills of North Carolina. And Alex Ameen invited down to try his hand at the steep and challenging roads of Colombia. And he killed it. Here is the footage. Madison is wearing the new S1 Lifer Helmet Fullface.

S1 Helmets / The Duality of Man from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.
shop for s1 fullface helmets here http://shop.s1helmets.com/lifer-fullface/

Monday, March 13, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet / Sizing Chart

for more info call 310 464 8179
or check out 


http://shop.s1helmets.com/how-to-pick-a-helmet/



Monday, March 6, 2017

NEW S1 TSHIRTS

not even on the site yet - call 310-464-8179 to order - all t-shirts american apparel 50/50

S1 Helmets
Artwork by David Kloc
Fullface in Space

S1 Fullface In Space
Long Sleeve Print on Front and Sleeve
American Apparel 
50/50 poly cotton
S,M,L,XL
$30
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S1 Fullface In Space
Short Sleeve / Small Logo Print on Front / Artwork Print on Back
American Apparel 
50/50 poly cotton
S,M,L,XL
$22

Front View & Back of T-shirt below

S1 Fullface In Space
Short Sleeve Print on Front
American Apparel 
50/50 poly cotton
S,M,L,XL
$22

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S1 Fullface In Space
Short Sleeve Print on Front
American Apparel 
50/50 poly cotton
S,M,L,XL
$22






Thursday, February 23, 2017

S1 Helmets - 2017 Product Guide

If your head measures 21″ – 23.5″
If you head measures 18.5″- 20.5″ 
If you head measures 23″ – 25.5″



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

S1 Lifer Helmet / Fullface

S1 Lifer Helmet / Fullface
click here to order http://shop.s1helmets.com/lifer-fullface/



Any Questions? Call S1 Helmets 310 - 464 -8179 or email chris@s1helmets.com


Friday, February 10, 2017

Cause: Get Better & Safer Helmets on Young Skaters



In 2010 we noticed some pro skateboarders and roller derby participants were getting knocked out and in some instances getting traumatic brain injuries in traditional soft foam skate helmets. So we took the soft foam helmets into the testing lab and learned that the impact energy goes directly through the soft foam helmets and rattles the brain. We also learned that soft foam skate helmets FAIL the ASTM multiple impact test and they FAIL the CPSC high impact test.
So we set out to make a better and safer helmet. The result is the S1 Lifer Helmet. The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion Foam and is 5x more protective than soft foam skate helmets. The S1 Lifer Helmet passes the ASTM multiple impact test and the S1 Lifer Helmet passes the CPSC high impact test.
We have taken steps to educate the public about the S1 Lifer Helmet through videos and printed media. Most skaters and parents did not know that traditional skate helmets did not pass any helmet safety standards. They usually only learned the difference after a head injury and that is too late. 
We made a helmet that we would want to wear. And a helmet we could 100% recommend to family, friends and team riders. When you are wearing an S1 Lifer Helmet you know that you are wearing the best. And if you own a skateshop you know you are offering the best to your skate community. – Dan McCashin Co Founder/ S1 Helmets 
triple 8, protec, bucky helmet, protec helmet, 187 helmets, brainsaver
Soft foam Bad
S1 Lifer Helmet Good



We took every soft foam helmet from every brand and tested them in the helmet lab. None of the soft foam helmets pass any of the helmet safety standards. The Soft foam helmets fail the multiple impact test and they fail the high impact test. 

S1 Helmet Cause: Get Better & Safer Helmets on Young Skaters