|Lester has a few friends that have gone down while wearing a helmet (soft foam) and|
have had long term problems. "So I wised up and switched from a soft foam to the
S1 Lifer Helmet." says Lester. Lester has been rocking the S1 Lifer Helmet for the last 4 years or so.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Some fun facts about the ramp. It was first built July 4th, 2008. The ramp is 10 feet with 2 feet of vert(making it 12 feet total) with a 1 foot extension with pool coping, has 10′ decks, it is 50 feet wide which works out to 50 5×10 sheets of 1/8 inch cold rolled apex steel and lastly the lighting is complete DIY stadium style lighting made from old lamp posts to get the height (the lights were added later). All and all it was another great success and everyone had a great time. Thank you Darren and everyone involved that make this day possible!
Feast your eyes on these photos of Keegan Palmer, Pedro Delfino and Adam “Scizzor” Effertz.
These guys are all wearing S1 Lifer Helmets. Lab tests show that S1 Lifer Helmets are up to 5x more protective than traditional soft foam skate helmets. Keegan (Spinning a 540), Scizzors (Gap to Smith) . Pedro (FS Hip Hop Invert)
Photos and text by Brian Shamanski
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|Keegan Palmer / S1 Lifer Helmet|
|Pedro Delfino / S1 Lifer Helmet|
|Scizzors / S1 Lifer Helmet|
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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"S1 Helmets are the best fitting, most protective helmets in the world. They are also the biggest supporters of vertical skateboarding. They support more riders, more backyard jams and more contests than any other brain bucket company by far. We appreciate all of their generosity and the fact that they came up with the best certified helmet in the world... The Lifer. " - Bob Umbel / Lifelong Skateboarder & Founder of Florida Vert Series
Invert over the Channel
Evening Sesh at the Ramona Ramp
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
His bowl is so cool and Arto is the best - big thanks to Neal Mims for making these special moments happen for us kids. In the pictures I am wearing my S1 Lifer Helmet, the only helmet I trust to keep me safe! " - Jake Golden
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Friday, July 29, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Dear S1 Helmets,
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
My 9 year old son and I love to skateboard together, and have for a few years now, usually Saturday or Sunday mornings. Sunday, July 24, 2016, his S1 LIFER HELMET did exactly what you guys designed it to, no doubt! At our skatepark, he missed his line and took a header down the stair section. My son was knocked unconscious momentarily from the impact, but his S1 Lifer helmet took the worst of the fall (and has the marks to show for it!). Though he did fracture his arm and suffer bruises on his face, shoulders and hip, my son's skull and brain are just fine thanks to your dedication to safety. This father can not say THANK YOU enough. As his arm heals and bruises fade, we look forward to skating again very soon.
Thanks for the email. That is so gnarly. So glad he is ok. So glad he was wearing a helmet. And very glad it was a good helmet.
I have been getting calls from parents telling me their kids don't want to wear helmets at the skatepark because the pros skating in the Vans Skate Park Series contests aren't wearing helmets. And they ask me - What can I say to my kid? And I tell them this,"The skaters in that contest are pros - they are super talented and have been skating for a long time - and they are literally risking life and limb in the contest for money and/or recognition. But the fact is ALL of the pro skaters invited to skate in that contest wore helmets up until the age of 13 -16. So we at S1 urge ALL parents to make sure their kid has a helmet until he turns Pro. :)
In summary - helmet stays on in the skatepark until you turn pro. When you are getting paid to sell the look of skateboarding you can take the helmet off. Until you are pro- you are a skateboarding not participating in a fashion show.
Hope that helps.
Skate for life.
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Where you from?
I grew in north Orange County, and now I live in Inland Empire.
When did you start skating?
When did you start skating?
Two of my friends I was close with both had been skating for a few years so I started skateboarding with them when I was eleven years old.
I had a couple hand me down boards, but the first board I remember going and picking out was Think Wade Speyer board, I was probably 13 and at that time I was only skating street and it was a really fun time.
After a session we all went to one of my friends and he threw on Toy Machine- Welcome to hell, it was the first video I had seen and the skateboarding and music for the parts was really cool, I loved Jamie Thomas and Donny Barley part.
So many rad times at Pala pool, bands raging all night, camp out and then skate in the morning. There was also a amoeba backyard pool in chino that we had some killer all night sessions with the generators and lights going. Sometime around 2011 I was leaning backside airs and skating the Combi pool, Christian Hosoi was there and giving me tips and I finally landed a good one and I felt it , but it made it so much more memorable him yelling and giving me a high five and telling me it was good one.
How did the Terrordome come about?
I have always loved the backyard sessions , when I bought my house I knew I wanted to build something to skate,but the place we found had a big yard and hill that provides a great view. I just wanted to build a bowl for people to come have a good time, and a place my son and I can skate, but I never expected The Terrordome would turn out the way it did.
So it started with the word going around that I wanted to build a ramp and I got a call from Skreech and he said someone was getting rid of a bunch of wood from another ramp and bowl, we just needed to dismantle it and get it to my house, so my Dad ,Brandon, Skreech , Johnny Abernathy, and some other friends got to work. I remember at one point we were all lowering big pieces, corners and templets down the side of this fifteen foot wall with a rope, the ramps were built on a tennis court and the parking was was below because it was in the hills. We got the wood to my house and it was just a bunch different size parts, it could have easily just ended up being a small bowl, but I think bigger the better! We threw around some ideas and just went off. CW from Atomic Ramps helped a lot, my Dad, there was lot of people that would come and go, so I won't list them all, but they all contributed and I'm very thankful for all the help I got, the bowl took two years to finish. The first Destroy the Terrordome event held one hundred fifty plus people, and the second event this last year was over two hundred fifty.
Back to the question you asked earlier about favorite years skateboarding, I would say now because of the non stop progression, and fun I enjoy with my son, friends and new people I meet threw skateboarding. Ten years from now those will now be my favorite years of skateboarding.
We made a better / safer helmet that we would want to wear and we could
100% recommend to family, friends and team riders. Check out all of the colors of the S1 Lifer Helmet at www.s1helmets.com
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Friday, June 17, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
|Florida Vert Series|
Merritt Island Vert Ramp
555 Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island, FL 32952
|Bob Umbel's Florida Vert Series here is the link|
here is the link:
S1 Helmets is a proud supporter of the Florida Vert Series
Trusted By The Pros
|Bob Umbel - Merritt Island Vert Ramp|
Contest organizer, Bob Umbel, wears the S1 Lifer Helmet
The S1 Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than traditional soft foam skate helmets
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
|Watch the helmet testing video.|
We took the soft foam skate helmets into a testing lab in El Segundo and discovered that the soft foam helmets FAIL all of the helmet safety standards. Impact energy goes directly through the soft foam.
The S1 Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than soft foam skate helmets.
S1 Lifer Helmet Vs. Soft Foam Helmet (Helmet Testing Lab) from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Skateshop owners: This is how you sell a safer helmet to your customer.
Customer: I want to buy a skate helmet for my kid. (or myself)
Skate Shop Employee: Ok rad. So you have 2 different types of helmets.
Option 1 is this soft foam helmet. It has squishy foam with a terry liner and has been the industry standard for a long time but we have recently learned these helmets FAIL all of the helmet safety standards. If your kid goes down hard the helmet will not provide adequate protection.
Option 2 is the S1 Lifer Helmet. It meets all of the helmet safety standards and is ASTM certified to help protect from multiple impacts and it is CPSC certified to help protect from single high impacts. This the best helmet on the market. Alot of people are buying this helmet now.
Result: More skaters in your community are wearing the S1 Lifer Helmet (a safer helmet) which means less head injuries and a safer skate community.
|S1 Lifer Helmet|
5Lab tests show it is 5x more protection than traditional soft foam skate helmets.
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Monday, March 28, 2016
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
|"S1 Lifer Helmets are the best in the biz." - CJ Collins|
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