Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A new company is trying to revive the Skully AR helmet

Last year, Skully, the startup that crowdfunded its AR motorcycle helmet, shut down following many delays, mounting financial woes and an attempted sale to LeEco that didn't go through. But TechCrunch got its hands on an email that was sent to those still registered to the Skully email list and it says the original company's technology might not be lost forever.

Skully, Inc. is still dead and gone, but under the helm of co-founders Ivan and Rafael Contreras, a new company -- Skully Technologies -- has formed in its place. In the email, Ivan, the new company's president, said that Skully Technologies would be bringing back the Skully helmet. "We are happy to inform you that the assets of Skully, Inc., have been acquired by Ivan Contreras and Rafael Contreras, successful businessmen in a variety of global turnaround industrial and technology ventures, with the goal of fulfilling Skully's destiny," he said.

The Contreras' iteration of Skully is headquartered in Atlanta. Ivan goes on to vaguely suggest in his letter that those who backed the original helmet may get something for their efforts but doesn't say in any concrete terms what that might be. "Although Skully Technologies has no formal obligation to the customers of the now defunct Skully, Inc., we recognize that hundreds of Skully helmet enthusiasts around the world have contributed to this product and were understandably disappointed that they never received one. We are determined to make this right."

That last bit also appears on Skully Technology's website, the homepage of which prominently features the phrase "Determined to make it right." How the new company will do that is unclear and it's very possible that it won't at all. Plus, only time will tell whether it can actually get the helmet on the market. But backers of the original Skully can have slightly more hope today than they did yesterday that they might finally get something for their investment.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Customer email exchange

Geoff - I am looking for a new helmet that doesn’t give me mushroom head.

Iron Horse Helmets - Are you looking for a novelty or a DOT helmet?

Geoff - Preferably a DOT, but would consider a novelty. Depends on how they fit.

Iron Horse Helmets - All real DOT helmets will give you the mushroom look...Even ours. But, all Novelty helmets make you die fast if you crash in them.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It's not waterboarding if you use diesel shirt

it's not waterboarding if you use diesel shirt

Those guys are We Are Right are at it again.  They know how to piss people off worse than we do.  Their It's not waterboarding if you use diesel shirt is going to piss off every liberal in the world.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thanks for the helmet!!! Saved my life!!! Thx,

Rudy hit a pothole on I40 in Nashville. Our chrome skull helmet saved his life. Not bad for a novelty helmet.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Disco Ball Motorcycle Helmet

We have made the 3/4 Disco Ball Motorcycle Helmet for years...but never a full face Disco Ball Motorcycle Helmet. Some chick on Etsy is selling this Disco Ball Motorcycle Helmet for over $2000.
She has done an amazing job and I hope she sells one.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Shatterproof helmet visors

WeeTect, a global leader in designing and manufacturing safety accessories, today announced that it will start supplying shatterproof helmet visors for OEM/ODM markets. With its testing laboratories in the Foshan Factory, WeeTect has invested in polycarbonate helmet visors for a wide range of applications such as paintball, pilot, hockey, football and motorcycle, just to mention a few.

This new shatterproof helmet visor is an injection molded optical class 1 accessory that complies with the CE, ECE and ASTM quality standards. By beginning to customize these helmet visors for OEM/ODM clients, WeeTect aims to make safety accessories accessible and affordable to many in the global market.