Swedish insurance company FOLKSAM rate MIPS best in test
2013-05-22 Swedish insurance company FOLKSAM has made a test on kids and youth bicycle helmets. Only one of the helmets protects against the most common kind of head injury, angled impacts.
There are significant differences between bicycle helmets for children. All helmets in the test is CE-approved and verified by the Swedish Consumer Agency for radial impacts.
However, all bicycle helmets would need much better protection for angled impacts, which results in rotational forces to the head. Angled impacts occur in all bicycle accidents, and the rotational forces thereof often cause concussion as a result.
We chose a tough test method - not only with radial impacts towards the helmet, but also angled impacts. Only one of the helmets passed the test.
Every day five Swedish cyclists suffer from head injuries, which is one of the most dangerous thing a cyclist can encounter. Statistics from real accidents shows that bicycle helmets are of great importance. Two-thirds of all head injuries in bicycle accidents could have been avoided if the cyclist wore a helmet.
Best in test was Scott Lin MIPS. See all test results here:
BICYCLING magazine rates MIPS as the biggest leap forward in decades for bicycle helmets
2013-05-13 BICYCLING magazine explores bike helmet safety and sites MIPS as being "... the biggest step forward in decades."
Read the article here:
MIPS featured on US National Public Radio
2013-05-13 Bruce Barcott, who wrote an article in the June issue of BICYCLING about helmet safety, was recently featured on a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate in Seattle and talked extensively about MIPS helmets.
LISTEN TO IT HERE. http://www.kuow.org/post/defining-genius-radio-retrospective-and-lunch-pick
Ross Schnell wins at the Enduro Cup in Moab with POC MIPS
2013-05-06 Congrats to "Rad" Ross Schnell on his win this weekend at the Enduro Cup in Moab. Ross rocks the POC Trabec Race helmet with MIPS when he races. © Eric Odenthal
Kevin Guri takes gold at Verbier FWT wearing a MIPS equipped helmet from Scott
2013-03-22 Congratulations to Scott team rider Kevin Guri who got gold in the mens ski at the final stop-over at the Freeride World Tour (FWT) in Verbier, France. Kevin was riding one of the most notorious face, Bec des Rosses, in the alps in grande style. Check out Kevin's winning run here:
Kevin is riding a Scott Symbol MIPS helmet that will be available in-market from next season.
The TRIP a movie project featuring Jeremie Heitz
2013-03-18 Our team rider, Jérémie Heitz is featured in Trip, an incredible new webisode project of the Falquet Brothers. Watch episode 1 right here:
Congratulation to Aksel Lund Svindal to WC No.1 overall Downhill and Super G
2013-03-14 Congratulation Aksel Lund Svindal on the overall WC wins in both Downhill and Super G. You are an awesome athlete, an amazing person and true inspiration to all of us.
Aksel is riding a Sweet Rooster Corsa MIPS.
Jackie Paaso wins at FWT Kirkwood with Scott Rove MIPS
2013-02-27 We would like to congratulate Jackie Paaso, Scott international Team Rider, for taking gold at the FWT stopover in Kirkwood, US.
Watch her winning run here:
Jackie rides a ROVE MIPS helmet.
Sverre Liliequist - Swatch Skiers Cup 2013
2013-02-18 Sverre Liljequist outruns an avalanche with style at the Swatch Skiers Cup last week. He is yet another skier that takes safety seriously and rocks a Sweet Protection MIPS helmet.
Flo Orley takes gold at The Big Mountain Hochfügen
2013-02-10 Congratulation to our POC MIPS team rider Flo Orley for winning the gold at the 4* Freeride World Tour Qualification (FWQ) Snowboard Men Big Mountain Hochfügen.
Here are some words from Flo on the season so far:
Its been 4 busy weeks with 5 competitions. It took me a bit of time to get in shape, kind of as expected since my season preparation was somewhat less focused due to the birth of my daughter end last year. Still, rankings show in the right direction: 11, 8 and 5 on the world tour, 1st on the 4*fwq in Engadin and another 1st there at the invitational parallel freeride. Mid season will be filled with photo shootings and filming for the 2013 "Freeride deluxe Austria", before flying to the US for stop no 4 of the FWT in Kirkwood at the end of February. Comps will then continue until mid March, before the filming season will kick in, including a project for the 2013 follower to "Another day in paradise".