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Skully helmets issues update to anxious customers

Jul 28, 2015

Since we went inside Skully helmets almost a year ago for a preview of the groundbreaking AR-1, the flow of news has ranged from concerning to insufficient, leaving customers who paid $1,400 to $2,000 to get on the pre-order list a little anxious.

After a successful Indiegogo campaign in which more than 1,500 people paid in advance for AR-1 helmets, some personnel have left the company and an online discussion forum was shut down. The company announced that production would be delayed well beyond the original ship date of May, 2015.

Today, the company addressed the nervousness among customers by sending out a video link. Skully co-founder and CEO Marcus Weller appears in the video and promises helmets will be shipped to pre-order customers "before the holidays this year."

The video shows helmet components and Weller says that production will be done by Flextronics, a company that assembles and produces electronics for a wide range of manufacturers, and at one time was contracted to produce Brammo electric motorcycles. The video may calm nerves of customers who have been wondering when they would get the helmets they paid for.