Photo shoot and testing
the final stages are upon us! We have secured a spot in line with the testing facility that will be performing all the required impact, roll-over, and strap retention tests as well as the chemical test for our CE mark. All in all it will require the destruction of at least 15 helmets and will take a couple of weeks. Let's all think some very positive thoughts.
If all goes well we will receive our certifications and will begin full production! We have decided to split our production shipment into two parts so that we can get the pre-orders out as quickly as possible. Our manufacturer has estimated that production for the first 1,000 helmets will take two weeks, although this is an estimate. Then we will air freight those 1,000 helmets to Los Angeles which will take about a week and immediately begin shipping them out. We have secured all the necessary paper work etc. for importing the helmets, but have been told that since this is our first time importing it is likely they will be stopped for inspection and this could take anywhere from a day to over a week.
As has been the case with this whole journey, we are doing our best to make things happen correctly and quickly, but as you can see so much of the process is out of our hands. I will be sure to keep everyone up to date through these next few important steps so we can all know when to expect shipping to commence.
While we anxiously wait for these steps to complete we've had time to use some of the extra samples for photography etc and have started designing our new website that will launch as soon as we begin production. It has been fun being stopped by people on the street who were anxious to know where we got these helmets. After working on this product for so long I forget that it is still a new product that most people have no idea exists and I take so much pleasure in seeing the excitement as I explain the details. It has meant the world to myself and my team to have such amazing backers help us get this started and we truly hope that you feel the same sence of excitement when you receive your T1 helmets.
Here's a few fun shots of the photo shoots.