We never compromise on our mission to do everything we can to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes, and we are constantly researching new materials and innovations to meet our own demands to improve safety. SPIN pads, our new patent-pending technology, has been developed to reduce the impact of oblique falls by shearing in any direction.
The most common type of fall results in an angled, or oblique, impact with a surface which can lead to a rotation of the helmet and head. Research has shown that the force required to cause serious head injury is much lower from an oblique impact than from a linear impact, which is why improving protection against this kind of fall is vital.
SPIN pads are constructed to be able to shear in any direction under any force, so they work to enhance protection against oblique impacts by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head upon impact.
Placed inside a helmet and sitting directly against the wearer’s head, SPIN pads replace traditional foam pads and are able to shear in any direction under any force, which can reduce the force transmitted to the brain in the event of a fall.
SPIN pads provide comfort and practicality, as well as increased safety. By replacing traditional pads with a system which is technologically advanced, we have been able to provide an extra layer of protection without altering the fit or comfort of our helmets.