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    Spring has sprung!

    April 16, 2014

    Spring has sprung!

    April 16, 2014 Bicycle Helmets: One for you, one for your honey-bunny Nice bunny ears, but the helmets need better fitting. Photo: thanks to Andy Smitty Schmidt! When April showers bring May flowers, cyclists also start to sprout up on city streets and park paths. After all, there’s nothing better than a bike ride when…

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    Tax return to spend?

    April 15, 2014

    Tax return to spend?

    April 15, 2014 5 Bikey Uses For Your Tax Return The average tax return is around $3,000; and around 80% of filers qualify for a refund. So what to do when that chunk of change hits your bank account? 1) Put some of it into your retirement account. This is, admittedly, the most boring thing…

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    Nutcase at POP UP PDX in Japan

    April 14, 2014

    Nutcase at POP UP PDX in Japan

    Nutcase Helmets is proud to be a contingent of Portland business heading over to Japan this week to help drum up some business.  The Portland Development Commission is sponsoring the trip, where Miriam Berman, affectionately known as Mrs. Nutcase, will make presentations to buyers from Japan. The PDC made a video in advance of the…

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    Should a Helmet Have a Brain?

    April 14, 2014

    Should a Helmet Have a Brain?

    April 14, 2014 Should a helmet have a brain? Photo: Iowa Public Radio A helmet protects a brain – your brain, my brain, any brain.  Yet in the era of smart phones, smart cities, and smart appliances, is it time for smart helmets? Shawn Cornally is a headmaster at The Big Idea Group, a secondary-school…

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    Helmet Design Winner!!

    April 11, 2014

    Helmet Design Winner!!

    April 11, 2014 Helmet Design Winner!!!! Nutcase Helmets today announced the winner of its Helmet Art design contest that ran through the end of March.  Of the 55 contest submissions, it was the drawing above by Sandra Ramirez, 35, an artist and designer from Colombia, that wowed the judges (i.e. the Nutcases). Ramirez is now…

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    One will become a Nutcase

    April 9, 2014

    One will become a Nutcase

    April 9, 2014 For our International Helmet Design Competition, we received 55 unique helmet designs from artists around the world.  Helmet patterns ranged from beautiful and bold and to fun and whimsical. All of these creative designs made it very difficult for our design team to pick the ONE new pattern for us to take to…

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    The Crumple Zone

    April 8, 2014

    The Crumple Zone

    April 8, 2014 Helmet Innovation #1 – Loving the Crumple Zone A modern sports helmet is a relatively simple thing consisting of a tough shell, an inner liner of EPS (expanded polystyrene) and straps.  It is the little things, however, that can make that simple three-piece combo perform better and look better. In a Nutcase…

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    Happy Helmet Day

    April 4, 2014

    Happy Helmet Day

    April 4, 2014 You might not know it yet, but Friday is fun day at the Nutcase blog. We look at everything from the hilarious to the heinous in the world of helmets, for your sampling delight. First, a blast from the past. Created by Science and Invention magazine editor Hugo Gernsbeck, the ‘Isolator’ was…

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    Lift Your Mood

    April 3, 2014

    Lift Your Mood

    April 3, 2014 A ‘Helmet’ to Help Depression A wacky helmet that you love can do many things – make riding more fun, keep your head warm and safer, and even give passersby something to talk about. With no formalized research and only anecdote to go on, we’d say a Nutcase helmet can lift moods.…

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    New!
    The Chia Helmet!

    April 1, 2014

    New!
    The Chia Helmet!

    Portland, Oregon (GREENWEB) April 1, 2014 Nutcase Helmets Inc., a leader in designing fun-to-wear bicycle, snow sports, water, and (soon!) motorcycle helmets, is announcing an innovation unique to Spring 2014: the fun-to-wear and fun-to-eat Chia Helmet. Michael Morrow, founder and CEO of Nutcase Helmets, said the Chia takes helmet design to an entirely new level of sustainability…

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