A free ride helmet with, apart from safety, the main focus on ventilation. The solution combines three different ventilation systems in a hybrid of hard shell and in mold helmet. Vent slots in the front to provide ventilation for goggles. Patented VDSAP, a double shell solution where air is transported between two layers of shell, to avoid direct wind and to withstand penetration from sharp objects. At the back, there are ventilation holes for the helmet to function as a chimney, where air is pulled from the front to the rear. Finally, there are six ventilation slots adjustable from the outside. The helmet has been developed in close collaboration with Jon Olsson.
Mom's Thoughts: Read on for some additional info about this Jon Olsson character. It might help you decide if you want him helping develop the helmet that could prevent you or your child from having a major head injury.
Jon Olsson born in Mora, Sweden is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer. Jon started his carrier as a ski racer but at age 16 he switched his race skis for twin tips and quit ski racing. Eight years later after a 50,000 Sek bet, Olsson started ski racing again with the goal of the bet being to make it to the Olympics in 2014. He won the bet and now competes in both Freestyle and Ski racing. Olsson is known for his invention of several new double flips, including a D-spin 720 into a flatspin 540 (DJ Flip), a switch double rodeo 1080 (Hexo Flip), a double flatspin 900 (Kangaroo Flip), and a switch cork 720 to flatspin 540 (The Tornado). Olsson made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isère in December 2010, as part of a plan to make the Swedish alpine ski team at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Jon also has many friends that have been severely injured over the years some of these, sometimes life long injuries, would have been avoided if his colleagues had worn protection. He is an advocate for the Wings for Life Foundation.
Yeah, we'd say he's pretty legit. Can't wait to watch him in the Sochi Russia Olympics!