08/04/2012 | 7 comments
Check out Sam Hill and Brendan Fairclough’s super pimped Troy Lee D3 custom painted helmets!
Stikman from TLD just fired over these works of art!
Sam Hill’s D3 paint job was born out of an early morning when Troy couldn’t sleep, Sam had hit us up about doing something for his world cup lid for 2012. Sam did not know what he wanted to go after so he left it to Troy to do what he does best; Create.
At 4am he rode his bike over to the TLD laguna store/design centre to start sketching out a Sam Hill helmet. He pulled out his lowrider photo books for inspiration on style and starting wrapping a stock D3 to create a blank canvas. An hour later, Troy has one of the most elaborate paint schemes laid out and brought it out to Corona headquarters that morning.
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Anton Henggono, one of our designers, started rendering the helmet out on the computer according to the Troy drawing on the helmet and talking to Troy about the design inspiration. When Sam received the helmet drawings and images of completed helmet he simply said “Oh man, that is the sickest helmet ever! I can’t wait to be shredding in that thing”.
Brendan Fairclough’s helmet was derived from when Brendan spent a few weeks here in So Cal. He wanted something to match his Neon yellow kit, so we started with a stock ZAP D3. Brendan wanted to throw in some candy dark blue to also match his SE PRO kit, a little country pride on top and his energy drink sponsor Monster logos to finish it off. Simple, clean and fast looking, “Man, that looks amazing, I’m going to be the flashiest guy on the hill!”.
So there you have it, the first of many sick lids to come out of Troy Lee Designs in 2012.