List Of The Least Protective Skate Helmets
Here is a list of the helmets that are not CPSC or ASTM certified. These helmets only offer mInimal protection and will not protect your head as well as a CPSC Certified helmet in the case of a significant impact. These helmets are often described as a multiple impact helmet but that is just a marketing term. They should be described as "minimal Impact" helmets because they cannot pass the CPSC or ASTM impact tests. A true multiple impact helmet is ASTM certified. And none of these helmets are ASTM certified.
State Laws prohibit the sale of these helmets in the following states because they do not meet the CPSC helmet safety standards for skateboarding, cycling or roller skating: California, Oregon, New Mexico, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina.
You will notice that all these helmets are constructed with what the companies call EVA, 2 Stage, Sure-Fit , Sweatliner or Brock Foam.
The following helmets are not CPSC or ASTM F1492 Certified and are not recommended for roller derby.
The Worst Helmets (least protective) For Roller Derby: (not in any particular order) (none of these helmets can pass CPSC or ASTM impact tests)
1) Triple 8 Brainsaver (EVA foam w/ Sweatliner)
2) Protec Bucky Helmet (w/ 2 stage foam)
3) Protec Classic (w/ 2 stage foam)
4) Protec Ace Helmet (2 stage foam)
5) 187 Helmet (w/ Sure-Fit Foam liner)
Protec Classic w/ 2 Stage Foam (eva):
This helmet has the soft 2 stage foam inserts. This helmet will not pass the CPSC test
or the ASTM test.
A Safer Alternative From Pro-Tec: Protec Classic with EPS
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Multiple Impact Helmet Test from s-one helmet co / s1helmets on Vimeo.