Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Burton RED line is here!

All Sport Protection is now carrying Burton's new RED line. It offers the best in protection, comfort, and style. Their Theory Helmet is a great example of the fresh look and advanced engineering. It allows you to make adjustments while wearing gloves with ease, with its tri-slide buckle and away-from-collar positioning. The Theory also boasts rider-controlled venting that allows variable airflow to the inner helmet and limits the invasion of outside elements. Another important aspect is the fully removable shield that eliminates the pesky gap between goggle and helmet, while remaining windproof and breathable. 

Another favorite is the multi-sport d3o RED Total Impact Padded Short. It uses technology that keeps the hip, tail, and leg padding flexible until impacted, then immediately hardens for protection. The moisture- wicking padding provides ultimate comfort and breathability.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

661 Recon XC

 661 has finally released their Recon XC helmet and it has been a HUGE success. With huge vents throughout the helmet and added coverage to the back of your head, this helmet gives you a comfortable and cool ride while providing extra protection. It comes in two sizes(SM/MD or LG/XL), and have a rear adjustable strap they will be sure to give you the fit you are looking for.  They have been really popular with us and we have had a hard time keeping them on our shelves. Just got a new shipment in, so grab one before they are gone.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What's the difference between helmets and how do you find the right fit for you?: 
There are two basic types of helmets. Single impact and multi-impact helmets.

Single impact helmets:

Single impact helmets are made for sports where crashing rarely
happens such as bicycling. They are good for one major impact. These
helmets are made with expanded polystyrene (also know as EPS). EPS is
lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to manufacture. On the first major
impact the helmet loses its ability to protect because of the fact
that the material has little to no rebound. So while still better
than nothing, if you crashed and hit your head on the exact same spot,
there would be no material to absorb the impact. Single impact
helmets manage a MAJOR crash better than a multi-impact helmet but
then are rendered useless.

Multi-impact helmets:

Multi-impact helmets are longer lasting because they are made with a
denser, but “squishy” foam called butyl nitrate. Butyl nitrate is
heavier and provides more rebound so that after an impact the material
springs back close to its original form. These helmets are ideal for
sports where crashing and impact are frequent such as snowboarding and
skateboarding. These multi-impact helmets, while good for multiple crashes don’t manage MAJOR      impacts as well as a single impact helmet

Proper fit:

The key to maximum protection and comfort is proper fit. To property
fit a helmet on your head you want it to be comfortably snug but not
tight. The helmet should come in contact with your head all the way around and there should be no room for movement. The  helmet shouldsit on your head level and as low as possible as to provide maximum coverage. Some helmets come with adjustable pads that can be moved around to maximize the fit and comfort. The final step in properly fitting a helmet is to adjust the straps.
The Y of the side straps should come together just below the ear. The chinstrap should be snug on the underside of your chin. If it is uncomfortable then it’s too ight. When properly adjusted, if you open your mouth wide you should feel the helmet pull down on your head. Wearing the chinstrap is a must! Without it the helmet wont stay on your head in the event of a violent crash.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Want to do a review of Fox Racing and give a little history of this company:

Fox was started back in 1974 by Geoff Fox, a PhD who taught physics at Santa Clara University. The company was called Moto-X Fox, and was a distribution for European motocross parts and accessories.  Within 2 years of starting the company in a 1500 square foot building in Campbell, California, Geoff was developing engine components and suspension.

In the Spring of 1977 Geoff created his own racing team, Team Moto-X Fox. He wanted show the American public that his products were superior to those of his competitors. His riders finished 5th, 6th, and 7th in a very competitive 125 cc National Championship series. These riders wore bright red, orange, and yellow jerseys, handmade by Fox. These jerseys were a big hit with the fans and motorcycle enthusiasts. Calls started pouring into the Fox store.

The following two decades, Fox riders tallied over forty National Motocross and Supercross Championships. They continue to be a family owned and run business. They are currently located in Morgan Hill, CA and continue to produce some of the most advanced protective gear on the market.

Fox is always paving new paths for people to follow and pushing the limits. The have awesome designs and amazing products. They have been perfecting their gear for sooo many years now, you cannot go wrong buying Fox products.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Here are some excerpts from the article done by SI about Pearce and his "frends":
Last June, Kevin Pearce (SI, Dec. 7, 2009) sat cross-legged on the backside of California's Mammoth Mountain, sounding like a pioneer. The 22-year-old Vermonter, a rising star in the sport, had invited a handful of his snowboarding friends to train with him. (They call themselves Frends-the absent i denoting selflessness.) With Pearce, Danny Davis and Luke Mitrani dialing in an assortment of double-corked moves, there was a sense of euphoria in the air. Pearce marveled at how quickly he and his Frends had gone from "just thinking about the tricks to actually taking it to the wall."
That progression was slowed last Thursday. In the process of landing a cab double cork-a trick he's nailed before-Pearce caught his toe-side edge, slamming headfirst into the wall of the half pipe at Park City, Utah. Pearce, who was wearing a helmet, suffered a serious head injury; as of Monday he was in critical but stable condition at the University of Utah Hospital. "Kevin sustained a severe traumatic brain injury," said one of his doctors, Holly Ledyard." [He] has a long recovery ahead of him." (SI Jan. 2010, Austin Murphy)
Luckily Kevin was smart enough to wear a helmet. A perfect example of how we push the limits of our sports safely.
Stay strong and get well soon Kevin.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

EU PASSES NEW HELMET LAW!! Starting fall 2010, all snowboarders will be required to wear a helmet while on public ski resorts. A veto from Austria's ski federation, OSV, has prevented this law from affecting skiers.

Anyone caught violating this law will be stopped by ski police(provided by resort) and given a fine. 100 euros for first offense, 200 for the second, and a possible season long ban from all EU resorts for further citations.

This is awesome! It should be for all riders, whether on a board or skis. This law will save/protect a lot of people from unnecessary injuries and/or death. According to the NSAA(National Ski Areas Association), in the past decade an average of 39.8 people die per year due to ski/snowboard related accidents. There are 43.5 serious injuries(paraplegics, head trauma and other serious injuries)per year. These numbers would be significantly lowered if everyone was wearing a helmet. I know I have had my fair share of close calls with a tree, or the occasional wreckless skier/snowboarder flying aimlessly down the hill at around 40mph and I'm sure I am not alone.

Helmets these days are far superior to beanies and other head wear as it is. You can link up your mp3 players and cell phones up to many of them. Here are a couple great ones on the market right now.... They are super warm, comfortable, protect your noggin', and look more hard core! I personally see no downside to this law.

check out the link and let us know what you think.....

Monday, May 3, 2010

With man's unwavering desire to go higher, faster, and bigger, All Sport Protection is here to assure we can safely push those limits. With 206 bones and around 639 muscles in the human body, we need to make sure we do our part to go to all the extremes our heart desires while protecting this fragile body and all its parts...otherwise we could end up like these poor saps!

Great Compilation of Mountain Bike Crashes!