Skateboarding is a bit of a specific sport and when it comes to it you either love it or hate it. It is a sport that can endanger your health and what we see on guys and girls on those boards, in terms of protection is a bit scary.
Each activity in life brings some sort of danger for your health, some more than others but they are dangerous for us. When it comes to sports, at least those considered to be on the extreme side like skateboarding, protection has to be on par. What we see on pros that are into skateboarding is a bit scary. Some wear no protection, some wear very little of it and they all have their reasons for that.
One of the things that you will almost always see, as a form of protection for skateboarders is the helmet. They all have reasons behind wearing or not wearing one but one thing is definitive and sure – it can save skateboarders from serious head injuries during falls that are very frequent in this sport.
When it comes to choosing a helmet that should protect you here there are several things you need to consider and, in this article today, we will list 5 of the best ones for you and explain why they should be considered as your next purchase. If you are on the hunt for a new helmet, CSC Skate Store has a range you can check out here.
1. Flybar Unisex
Now since this sport is all about looking cool, helmet manufacturers try to find a design that will sport just that and that will make you want to use helmets for protection. When it comes to the Flybar Unisex series you will have what you want and that is an aggressive and cool look that is achieved with 12 large rhomboid-shaped openings that allow air inside. They have several edgy graphics available so you can elevate that cool factor even more. You can choose anything from a cloud formation, nerf logo, splatter design, camo-print option, and others. It is made to be suitable for adults and youth and includes a padded chinstrap. A downside of this helmet is that it is a bit bulky and that can be a little off-putting, but you should have your protection in mind, never mind the looks.
2. Pro-Tec Classic
This is probably one of the most familiar designs when it comes to helmets and it sports a prefix classic in its name. It is slick in design and it has compression-molded heat-sealed pads that will not disappoint you when it comes to quality even after constant use. The ABS shell is lightweight which is important in this sport because balance is everything, but that does not mean that the company behind this helmet has sacrificed protection at all. To make it even more comfortable and appealing it has a soft cushioned liner and a strap that is easy to adjust. Check it out if and where you can because you will not regret it if you opt for this one.
3. S-One Lifer
This is a helmet that is made to sit very comfortably on your head and that is supposed to offer protection without compromises. It utilizes a specialized foam which by this company is more than 5 times more protective than regular foams used for these purposes. When it comes to the cool factor you can choose from more than 30 designs and colours so there is one that will suit almost every taste. It is well suited for riders of all levels meaning both young and adults can wear these. It also sports an injection-molded ABS shell that is made in seven sizes so you don’t have to worry about your head size. The company behind these helmets is working on protection and they are putting efforts into allowing you to be as unique and individual with their products as possible.
4. Bern Summer Watts
Sometimes you will see a piece of protection and gear that had one thing in mind. This is the case with Bern Summer Watts which is a helmet that had heat in mind. It is designed for skaters that are constantly outside in hot climates and with that, in mind, it sorts a lot of vents and airflow channels that will keep your head cool even in the toughest situations. This helmet is a multisport option meaning it will be right at home whether it is worn on snowy slopes or the board somewhere in the skatepark or the streets. It has a sleek low profile, which most of you will appreciate, coupled with a visor that is intended to reduce the glare and accepts your, or company’s, winter kit if you decide to wear it on the slopes.
5. Triple 8 Tony Hawk Signature
Last, but not least one on our list is the Triple 8 Tony Hawk Signature helmet. Now anything that is signed and backed by Tony Hawk, a pure legend of the skateboarding sport, must be more than good. This is the case with this Triple 8 helmet. This is the same helmet that the legend wears himself and this only means that when it comes to protection you are as safe as a baby in a cradle. It is equipped with impact absorbent EPS foam, dual-density soft foam, and a plush sweat-absorbing liner. You can opt for one of these with thick or thin liners in teal accents and very discreet but so cool graphics that will have you stand out of the crowd.
No matter which one you choose the only thing important about these helmets is to find one that will protect you. Price is not the best factor that can be taken into consideration because you can find under-priced helmets that are extremely good and protective, as much as you can find those overpriced ones that are good on the eye and do not care much about protection.
Choose wisely, do your research and although you all want to look cool and bypass helmets and pads in total, think about it twice, the thing about your career and how much you love this sport and try to protect yourself the best you can so you can enjoy it as much and as long as you can.