Shoei XR 12

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Re: Shoei XR 12

Postby 6maniac » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:31 pm

Glen wrote:
6maniac wrote:A drop from handlebar height will not affect anything but the paint finish. It's the internal polystyrene shell that absorbs the impact in an accident, when the helmet is on your head. :)


That's probably true of the 1942 German army helmet you wear around but I wouldn't count on it for a multi layered laminated lid :P


I choose not to believe the helmet manufacturers propaganda urging a new helmet purchase just because the paint has a few scratches ... :roll:
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Re: Shoei XR 12

Postby 6maniac » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:43 pm

From the Snell Foundation website .....

http://www.smf.org/helmetfaq#aDroppedHelmet

"I dropped my helmet! Do I have to go buy a new one?"

Generally the answer is probably not. Helmets are one-use items, but are quite durable otherwise, at least the ones we certify. Frequent dropping or spiking a helmet on the ground, or other hard surfaces may eventually degrade the helmet's performance. Similarly if the helmet falls to the ground at highway speeds unoccupied, the owner must be aware that some degradation may have occurred. In general, the real damage comes when the helmet contacts an object with a head inside. The Foundation recommends that if you are participating in an activity that requires that you wear a helmet, you avoid hitting stuff with your head. It can be difficult to readily determine if a helmet has been damaged, and the protective capabilities compromised without a thorough inspection by a trained professional. Some manufacturers may provide this service or direct you to these others that can perform these inspections. The Foundation recommends that if you suspect your helmet may be compromised, then replace it. If the helmet has been involved in an impact while in use, replace it. "
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Re: Shoei XR 12

Postby Glen » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:54 am

6maniac wrote: The Foundation recommends that if you suspect your helmet may be compromised, then replace it."


That's enough for me.
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Re: Shoei XR 12

Postby JimZXR » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:23 am

Sounds fair enough!
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Re: Shoei XR 12

Postby mick_dundee » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:53 pm

6maniac wrote:From the Snell Foundation website .....

The Foundation recommends that if you are participating in an activity that requires that you wear a helmet, you avoid hitting stuff with your head.


Wondering if they have talked to any American football players lately..
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Re: Shoei XR 12

Postby bjn_42 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:40 pm

Glen wrote:I call bullshit, you just wanted a new helmet didn't you :)


You cant say things like that my girlfriend will find out I spent money on something that wasn't on her
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