Eric Dressen | S1 Lifer Skateboard Helmet

Eric Dressen

Born and raised? 

Los Angeles

When did you start skating? 

In 1974 when I was 8 years old I got my first skateboard, I wanted to start surfing and was told to learn to skateboard first. I ended up liking skateboarding more than anything and in 1975 I got got my first issue of Skateboarder Magazine and that's when I decided I wanted to be a pro skater.

Biggest Influences? 

My biggest influences were the Dog Town guys, Tony Alva and Jay Adams. I wanted to skate like them.

Favorite Memories?

One of my favroite memories is getting sponsored by Logan Skateboards and getting a "Who's Hot" Interview in Skateboarder Magazine when I was 10 years old. And when I was 11 years old I got on the Original Alva Team, it was all a dream come true.

Most memorable session?

At the El Gato Classic's, getting to skate with all of my childhood heroes.

What are you up to lately?

I go skating everyday.

Current Set Up?

My 5 Rose Cross Graphic Santa Cruz (9" wide Popsicle Shape)

Indy 159's (My Signature Model)

OJ Wheels 56mm

Bronson Ceramic Bearings

Mob Grip

Favorite Foods?




Favorite Bands?


Duran Duran

Depeche Mode

Skate Spots

Axis Skate Park (Japan)

Fitzroy Skate Park (Melbourne)

Peck Park (San Pedro, CA)

Favorite Books?

No Beast So Fierce - Edward Bunker

Lonely Boy - Steve Jones

Cured - Lol Tolhurst

Favorite Movies?


Battles Without Honor and Humanity - Yakuza Movie Series


Favorite Places?




Why do you like the S1 Lifer Helmet? 

I really like the fit.