This past spring in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament we got our first on field glimpse of Cascade Lacrosse’s new helmet the S. The S helmet is once again a game changer for the sport of lacrosse. It has some new, great features that make this helmet stand out. New features of the S helmet are a Supermono S shell, S series jaw, XFLO ventilation, and three different liner technologies are used in Cascade’s new helmet.
The Supermono S shell is a one piece shell and visor. The design of it creates a rigid system to manage front impacts to the helmet. In the front of the Supermono S shell is the Gen 4 EPP liner. This liner is used to manage variable force impacts specific to the front of the helmet and facemask. The S series jaw is a reinforced dual material piece that provides improved stiffness. Once again to help the impact on the front of the S helmet. The XFLO ventilation offers the S helmet two times the breathability. The breathability is created by the use of expanded ventilation ports that allow air to flow through the helmet and out the rear XFLO exhaust. The XFLO exhaust looks like car exhaust pipes, just below the fin of the back of the S helmet. The new liner technologies are Gen 4 EPP, NV3 and Seven Technology. The Gen 4 EPP is used in the front of the Supermono S shell. The NV3 is a high performance impact foam. This provides maximum protection to the crown of the head. Another great feature of the S helmet. The third liner in the S helmet is the Seven Technology. Seven Technology compresses on impact to laterally displace energy. Once it compresses it resets in seconds. Seven Technology is located on the sides and rear of the S helmet in those key impact zones. This technology was used in the R helmet as well.
The S helmet also features Balance Point Technology, Vision Bar and a Hardtail SPRfit system. Balance Point Technology moves the center of gravity to the middle of the crown which keeps the S helmet weight balanced and aligned. While the S helmet’s Vision Bar powerpress technology decreases wire diameter on the top bar. The combination of both the Balance Point Technology and the Vision Bar should stop second bar syndrome. The Vision Bar helps improve sight lines and it also increases face mask rigidity. This is a great update from the R helmet to the S helmet, and it will change the helmet game for lacrosse. The Hardtail SPRfit combined with three customizable jaw pads creates a great fit for the S helmet. This isn’t a new technology from Cascade but combined with the customizable jaw pads it is great. Overall, the S helmet from Cascade is an amazing helmet. The new features and technology put into this helmet are unreal. This will be a helmet that will be seen on college and high school lacrosse fields this spring.