The MS1 Pro is a groundbreaking jockey skull and the first of its kind to incorporate MIPS technology. No other skull has incorporated the MIPS technology before, so with the three certifications to three international equestrian standards (SEI certification to ASTM F1163-15, Kitemarks to VG1 01-040 2014-12 and PAS015:2011, and a CE mark to VG1 01-040 2014-12), riders can feel truly protected as they ride the gallops or simply hack out. The ABS outer shell offers a deep fit made secure with the unique padded harness. Ten ventilation slots and removable headband add to the functionality of this new skull.
MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) was founded in 1996 by a neurosurgeon and a researcher from the Royal Institute of Technology, both located in Stockholm, Sweden. MIPS is designed to add protection against rotational motion (or kinematics) transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head. Rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational forces from angular acceleration that both affect the brain and increase the risk for minor and severe brain injuries. MIPS’ added protection system has been proven to reduce rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by redirecting energies and forces otherwise transmitted to the brain.
Charles Owen has embraced MIPS technology as a way to ‘top up’ the safety in their already triple-tested, triple-certified helmets. The adoption of MIPS provides further protection to reduce brain shear in riding accidents involving falls at speed.