Kali Launches DOT-Certified Shiva Full Face
Kali Protectives showed PB its DOT-certified Carbon fiber Shiva full face helmet over a year ago in anticipation that they would be cranking them out in short order. Reportedly, fine tuning the new lid’s impact performance and complications that Kali’s manufacturer faced perfecting the process of in-molding the “Composite Fusion Plus” triple-density liner pushed its official debut back nearly a year. The wait should be worth it, especially for gravity riders who also ride moto, because the Shiva is certified for both sports. Kali pegs the weight of the new Shiva at 1050 grams and claims that it is up to 600 grams lighter than its competitor’s DOT-certified lids and perhaps more important from a protection standpoint, it is 30-percent smaller on the head.Check out the official video and press release below:
? World’s lightest DOT certified helmet. Weighs 1050g
? Full carbon fiber shell
? Integrated Airflow system, 8 forward facing vents, and 8 rearward vents
? Meets DOT, ASTM DH, ASTM BMX, ASTM Snow, and CPSC Standards
? Three colorways: Raw carbon, Speed Machine, & Stripes
? Camera and Light Mount accessory Kit
? Premium Travel Bag
? Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL
? Retail Pricing is $500 USD, $399 Euro
? Contact: Kali Protectives
Smaller, Lighter, Safer
If we had to choose three words to summarize the technology behind our revolutionary new Shiva™ full face, we’d be hard pressed to find three better adjectives. Weighing in at a mere 1050g, the Shiva™ is between 400g to 600g lighter than our competitor’s highest end offerings. In addition to being one of the lightest DOT helmets on the market, it’s also 30% smaller than your average motocross helmet.
These features aren’t just great talking points, they also offer considerable safety advantages. Recent research has shown that smaller and lighter helmets are crucial for reducing the risk of brain trauma during an impact.
Brad Holmes Photography
? COMPOSITE FUSION: Unlike standard construction helmets where the foam is glued into a shell, our technology allows us to inject the EPS liner directly into the shell. This inmolding technique is standard on bicycle half-shell helmets, but Kali is the only manufacturer capable of doing this in a full face helmet. The advantage of this design is that it eliminates the gap between the shell and foam, which reduces the number of impacts the brain is subjected to in a crash. Rather than two impacts (ground to shell, shell to foam), there is only one impact with a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet.
? COMPOSITE FUSION 3: We’ve improved on our original in molding technology by adding multi density triangular pyramids throughout the EPS liner, to better dissipate energy laterally. This allows us to reduce the size of the shell, and use a lighter density foam, which is crucial for mitigating the effects of both low and high speed impacts.
? Lighter and Smaller: Everything is subject to the laws of physics. In school the phenomena is explained by the equation Force = Mass x Acceleration. On the trail, it’s ultimately the rider who determines acceleration, so we strive to reduce the weight and size of our helmets in order to minimize the forces applied to the head and neck in an accident. Recent studies have indicated that reducing helmet volume by 10% can reduce rotational forces transmitted to the brain by over 20%.
? Breakaway Visor and Helmet Shape : The Shiva utilizes a breakaway visor and less angular helmet shape, which is designed to not snag the ground in a yard sale.
? Integrated Removable Camera and Light Mount : Includes mounts for GoPro, Contour, Light & Motion, and a universal bar mount.