The KNSB has made the use of helmets compulsory for marathon skaters. Skate helmets were already being used increasingly in skating on the Weissensee and in the mass-start, but will be commonplace by these rule changes in skating.
Because Marchese has been following the development for several years, they have since the 2015-2016 season, the first skate helmet collection. The Marchese helmet has been successfully tested by a group of marathon skaters, both the A-, B- and women category. Among other Bart Mol, Fabio Francolini, Remco Schouten, Mariska Huisman, Francesca Lollobrigida and Lisa van der Geest wore the helmet previous winters already.
The Marchese helmet is an officially approved helmet by the ISU. According to the rules, the helmet should follow the shape of the head and there should be no protrusions on the helmet. It should also be met for a short track helmets established impact test. Almost all bicycle helmets are therefore unsuitable for the marathon skating, including most helmets already used at the ice rink last season.
The Marchese helmet is specially designed for marathon skating:
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