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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet safety reports

Seems the nice chaps in the UK, between cups of tea have tested a wide range of brain buckets, results here:

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/

And then we will buy the one that looks good, but for shopping for ones love interest we might take some notice of the reports here.. :-)
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I think safety standards in the majority of makes of helmet today must be extreamly high but then so are the prices.

considering I had a high speed (100mph+) impact back in 1982 whilst wearing a £20 Centurian helmet which took a major blow but did save my life, The advance in technology since then has improved as has weight and fit.

I still think its a "must" to try on and ensure a correct fit before purchasing no mater how inviting a purchase over the internet may seem.

How many here would replace a £400+ helmet if dropped on the ground by accident (or even a £200+ helmet). The rule has always been once dropped replace.




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Well, If you go to the post that has the Arai guy explaining helmet fit, he says that a drop, say from a seat height or so, without a head inside, will not damage the helmet other than cosmetically. He goes on to explain that a helmet is a reactive design that is constructed withthe purpose of diffusing energy, under impact, with the mass of a noggin inside. Without the internal load, the destruction of the helmet under impact, unless svere, is not likely and does not require helmet replacement.

Just another thing I have learned from the information on this forum. Keep up the good work! I was always under the misimpression that, if dropped, a helmet should be replaced.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 05:49 AM
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I have a Shark RSR2 and love it. I'm surprised Arai and Suomy didn't get 5 stars.

Here is a link to some very extensive helmet tests done in the States. More good helmet info very long but very informative.
http://www.msf-usa.org/imsc/proceedi...cleHelmets.pdf
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There actually was a lot of questions and criticism in the UK press (and from the manufacturers) on the Sharpe testresults, mainly because the perceived-to-be-leading brands didn't score as well as their reputation suggested.

As we all know tests have protocols, assumptions, simulations, etc etc and don't necessarily reflect accurately or precisely what a helmet will do for you in a given situation in real life.

I still go for the old adagium "it's good 'cause it's expensive". And it fits well. And I like the looks.

Arai RX-7 and AGV TiTech...

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