Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Arto's Bowl !

"I am an 11 year old skater and this week I was lucky enough to take part in a Neal Mims Skate Academy travel skate camp. 
As part of these camps Neal always takes us kids to some private facilities not normally available to them. I have been to the Berrics, Volcom, Monster/DC and so many other cool places on previous camps but on this week's camp I got to visit Arto Saari's backyard bow! l was really lucky that Arto, the legendary skater and photographer, took some these cool shots of me shredding the bowl.
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

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sam Boo & Bob Umble / Phishlips Ramp

"2 Lifers, Sam Boo and I at Phishlips for a vert session!" - Bob Umble

Darren Navarrette

"S1 Helmets: battle tested and approved" - Darren Navarrette

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

S1 Lifer Helmet for Life !

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. 

Best Regards, 
Rich Unger
Riverview, FL

Dear Rich,

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. 

Note: The skateboarding in the Vans Skate Park Series is so gnarly and the guys are blasting huge airs and they really should be wearing helmets. Someone could die or suffer serious head trauma.  In a contest situation where guys are going for the win the chance of making a bad decision increases. It seems that the contest organizers frown upon wearing helmets because they want the look of skateboarding to be super cool BUT this is isn't street skating - there are 12 foot walls - ... it is super gnarly. 

Hope that helps. 

Skate for life. 
S1 Helmets

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Monday, July 25, 2016

S1 Helmets - Nick Daiello - Interview

Nick Daiello 

Where you from?
I grew in north Orange County, and now I live in Inland Empire.
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.
First board?
  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. 
Best sessions?
 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.  
Anything else?
 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. 

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Gavin Bottger / S1 Helmets

Gavin Bottger / S1 Lifer Helmet from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

The S1 Lifer Helmet will protect your head 5x more than traditional soft foam  helmets.
Multiple Impact Helmet Test from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Florida Vert Series happening April 30th at the M.I. Vert Ramp

Florida Vert Series
Event #1
Merritt Island Vert Ramp
555 Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island, FL 32952
April 30th
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
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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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Soft Foam Skate Helmets Fail All of the Helmet Safety Standards

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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gavin Bottger

Best brain savers in the biz. Thanks! - Gavin Bottger

Gavin wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet.
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Skateshop Owners : How to sell the S1 Lifer Helmet

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.

Monday, March 28, 2016

What is the best helmet for Skateboarding, BMX and Roller Derby? Answer: S1 Lifer Helmet

The S1 Lifer Helmet manufactured by S1® Helmet Co. is 5x more protective than traditional soft foam skate helmets.
The S1 Lifer Helmet is ASTM certified (to help protect against multiple lower force impacts) and it is CPSC Certified (to help protect against single high impacts). When you (or your loved ones) are wearing the S1 Lifer Helmet you know you are wearing the best. The S1 Lifer Helmet fits great and is one of the most protective helmets on the market for skateboarding, bike riding, and Roller Derby.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New S1 Helmet Tshirts in stock

S1 Helmet Co Tshirt - Limited Edition Print
American Apparel 50/50 Tees

Friday, February 12, 2016

Are you looking for the best skate helmet?

“In 2010 we noticed some vert skaters. downhill skaters, BMX riders 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. So we set out to make a better and safer helmet. We came up with 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 (soft foam helmets fail this test) and the S1 Lifer Helmet passes the CPSC high impact test (soft foam helmets also fail this 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. A Mom who watched her 15 year old son get knocked out for 5 long minutes in the bottom of a pool while wearing a soft foam helmet later said to me,” I didn’t know there was a difference between the S1 Lifer Helmet and soft foam skate helmets. We bought the soft foam helmet at a skateshop and just figured it was a good helmet. I really wish I knew before”.
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

check out all of the colors of the S1 Lifer Helmet here 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

S1 Lifer Helmets / 2016 Collection

"S1 Lifer Helmets are the best in the biz." - CJ Collins
Plenty of color selection for S1 Lifer Helmet.
Did you know that we have a Mini Lifer for peeps with smaller heads
and a Mega Lifer for skaters with bigger heads.

S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
18.5 - 20.5"

S1 Lifer Helmet
21 - 23.5"

S1 Mega Lifer Helmet
23.75" - 25.5
"Battle tested and approved." - Darren Navarrette

"The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion Foam and protects your head 5x more than traditional soft foam skate helmets." - Dan McCashin Co-Founder S1 Helmets

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Old S1 Ads (S-One)

Clyde Singleton
Nolan Johnson

Rob Lorifice

Curren Caples

Adrian Demain

Lester Kasai

Kevin Staab

Kevin Staab

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Skateboard Industry

In the 90's business was about pricing, relationships and distribution. In the internet age, business is about quality. People use the internet to find the best products. In the past, you bought whatever helmets were at your local skateshop. Now, people can research helmets and buy the best helmet online.

So many people were buying S1 Lifer Helmets online that the skate shops started picking them up.

The S1 Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than traditional skate helmets and it fits great.

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S1 Lifer Helmet
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CJ Collins Gnar Bucket

How do I find out my helmet size?
If your head is 18.5" - 20.5" in circumference - order and S1 Mini Lifer Helmet.
If your head is 21" - 23.5" order an S1 Lifer Helmet.
How do you measure your head for a helmet fitting?  take a string and measure the circumference of your skull - measure 1/2 inch above your eyebrows. Lay the string down and measure with a ruler.
Doing this with a soft tape measurer is ideal but most people don't have those lying arounf
CJ Collins' Gnar Bucket

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Safest Skate Helmet

When your child starts to get into skateboarding make sure he is wearing an S1 Lifer Helmet.
The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion foam and lab tests show that the S1 Lifer Helmet reduces impact to the brain 5x better than traditional soft foam skate helmets.

If your head is 20.5" or smaller get an S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
You can use the colored sizing liners to make it tighter or looser.

If your head is 21" - 23.5" get an S1 Lifer Helmet. You can use the colored sizing liners to make it fit tighter or looser. For example: I have a 23" head and I wear an S1 Lifer Helmet with Bright Green Liners (XL).

If your head is 23.5" or bigger check out the S1 Mega Lifer Helmet.

Any questions about sizing call us 310-464-8179

Buy an S1 Lifer Helmet - click here

Thursday, December 31, 2015

About S1 Helmets

From an article about the S1 Lifer Helmet on Old Guys Rip Too. (below for full article)

Old Guys RIP Too: How long have you been in business?

Chris Terins from S1: We started S-One Insoles twenty years ago in 1995. They were super absorbent replacement insoles for skate shoes. We had a rad skate team … Peter Smolik, Dan Drehobl, Lavar McBride, Quim Cardona, Paulo Diaz … And then in the late 90s, Osiris put them in all of their shoes for a few years. And Tony Mag from Osiris invited me to go over to Korea (all the skates shoes were made in Korea in the 90s in the old Nike factories – Nike had left Korea to go to China and Vietnam), and I had a few days solo in Korea and I was just cruising around and I found a helmet factory !  I grew up skating vert, and always wore a helmet skating vert, so I was instantly stoked. I think I was 26 at the time.

Old Guys RIP Too: Why did you start making helmets? 

CT from S1: I always wore a helmet skating vert, so when I found the helmet factory I was like “yeah – this is rad.” There was only Protec and TSG at the time. So we started making helmets and calling skate shops. We started making helmets in 1999 or 2000.  We were advertising in the skate mags and doing rad collab helmets with pros, so that all helped  launch things fast. We ran a lot of ads with Slap, Big Brother, Transworld and Skateboarder magazine.

Old Guys RIP Too: Who started S1?  

CT from S1: My partner Dan and I met in college at Pepperdine University in Malibu. I grew up in NJ and was raised on backyard vert ramps, and he was from Ventura CA and grew up bombing hills, playing in punk bands and skating the streets. We started S-One right after college in our early twenties, and it has always been very DIY.  

Old Guys RIP Too: What makes you different?

CT from S1: In 2010 we noticed that a lot of vert and bowl skaters were getting knocked or worse in traditional soft-foam skate helmets, so we set out to make a better helmet. We made the S1 Lifer Helmet. The Lifer fits deep on your head like a soft-foam helmet, but it’s 5x more protective. The S1 Lifer Helmet really separated us from our competition. Guys that have been skating vert all of their lives truly understand the importance of a quality helmet… Lifers. 

read the full article here...

Tate Carew

Tate Carew / Age 10
“I started skating when I was 5 yrs old. My dad had a skateboard and I used to play with it whenever I could. I could lay on it, kneel and stand on it whenever it moved. It was a pretty cool toy. My dad also surfs so he would take me surfing with him too.
Some of the people who influence my skating are Chris Russell, Alex Perelson, Jimmie Wilkins, Elliot Sloan and PLG.
Favorite places to skate are Clairemont YMCA, Shockus/OB, DC/Monster, Tony’s, Elliot’s  ” – Tate Carew
Tate wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
The S1 Mini Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than traditional soft foam skate helmets.
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Gavin Bottger

Born in South Lake Tahoe, CA., now living in Vista, CA. He's 8 years old and has been skating for 3 years, started at the age of 5. His favorite skate spots are alga, vans combi and the birdhouse vert ramp. Favorite skaters: John Cardiel and Pedro Bbarros. He also loves to snowboard, surf, listen and play music and do artwork.

Gavin wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet.
The S1 Mini Lifer Helmet is 5x more protective than traditional soft foam skate helmets.

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Better Safer Helmets

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Best Christmas Gift For Your Little Skateboarder: S1 Mini Lifer Helmet

Tate Carew wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
The S1 Lifer Helmet comes in 3 different shell sizes. The S1 Mini Lifer Helmet is for younger skaters with smaller heads (think 11 and under). The S1 Lifer Helmet is for average size heads (think 11 and up). The S1 Mega Lifer Helmet is for skaters with huge skulls (more brains!)
Plenty of colors check out

Best Protection + Great Fit = S1 Lifer Helmet
Easily the safest and best fitting skateboard helmet on the market.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Grom Interview: J Yankton

name: Justin Yankton aka “J"
hometown: San Elijo Hills California
age: 11
How old where you when you started skating? I dabbled a little bit at 3 1/2, then quit and picked it up again when I was 7.
How did you start? I used to skate out front with my dad and do little things like go off the curb. Later when I picked it up again and had been skating for a while, Heather from the Encinitas Y asked me if I wanted to skate in a contest. I said, “No” but then she talked me into it and I got 3rd Place.
Favorite skaters? Chris Russell, Greyson Fletcher
Favorite places to skate? Alex Road/Prince Park, Encinitas YMCA
What trick do you really want to land? Invert/Revert on the Encinitas Y Vert Ramp

 november edit click here

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CJ Collins Collab Helmet -

The ultimate helmet for groms! Fits smaller heads super deep and offers certified protection from multiple impacts and high imacts !  Ask for the S1 Mini Lifer at your local skateshop or buy one from the S1 Helmets online store.

Model: S1 Mini Lifer Helmet
Color: White w/ Black Stripes  (racing stripes)

The S1 Mini Lifer is a scaled down version of the S1 Lifer Helmet. 
Sizing: Fits heads 18.5″ – 20.5″ 
• Multiple Impact Certified 
• High Impact Certified 
• Deep Fit Design 
• 5x More Protection Than Soft Foam Skate Helmets !!!
• The safest and best fitting helmet for younger skateboarders 
Colors: Black Matte, Black Glitter, White, Grey Matte, Cyan Matte, Purple Matte, Pink Matte, Gold Gloss, and CJ Collins' Collab - White w/ Black Stripes.

CJ Collins - S1 Mini Lifer Helmet from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.

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"The best helmets in the biz" - CJ Collins

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Grom Interview: Christian Frazier

Florida represent ! Christian wears the S1 Mini Lifer Helmet.
photos: wade / demonseedskateboards

Name: Christian Frazier 
Age: 12 
Hometown: Orlando FL 
When did you start skating: when i was 6. 
Favorite place to skate: MI vert ramp. Favorite skate video: Hesh Law. Favorite skater: Pedro Barros and Jimmy Wilkins 
Current setup: Demonseed deck, Gullwing trucks and Spitfire wheels Shoutouts: shoutout to my dad. And also shoutout to Wade at Demonseed, Catalyst, Gullwing and of course S1