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Old 04-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #21
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you can get a concussion with anything. a concussion results when your brain impacts the inside of your skull. no helmet will totally prevent that.
Exactly, TBI is the same, just when it hits hard enough to cause a bleed. I met someone the other day who had a TBI that caused severe brain damage and he'll never be the same again. Part of that was caused by not having a fast enough response time medically, so I'm very glad Fastline and the chopper were there to handle business.
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Exactly, TBI is the same, just when it hits hard enough to cause a bleed. I met someone the other day who had a TBI that caused severe brain damage and he'll never be the same again. Part of that was caused by not having a fast enough response time medically, so I'm very glad Fastline and the chopper were there to handle business.
yeah. fast response is key. just think about having a get off like that with no helmet. not a good outcome there... yet people still ride and take stupid chances.
a helmet is a 2 prong approach to head protection. the crush liner is designed to absorb impact and therefore REDUCE brain injury and the outer shell which is designed to protect against impact and penetration.
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So long as it is Snell approved.

I suppose unless it was a carbon helmet.
Don't believe the AIROH's are snell approved but they are approved in Europe and they are a nice helmet.
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I crashed In February wearing a Bilt helmet. They do the job, and the thing only cost me $60. And I went out and bought another brand new built after the crash.

I had bruised lungs, back, legs were kinda sore, but my head was fine. No concussion or anything. I got cut off into a curb going 50+
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I guess it'd be like asking if you were in a HEAD ON CAR Collision driving a MERCEDES over driving a HYUNDAI, which one will protect you better?
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I can't believe nobody has made the classic statement yet, "What's your head worth? $60 or $600?"
Just get a decent helmet that fits properly and you'll be fine.

The most important part is to always wear it but never use it.
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I can't believe nobody has made the classic statement yet, "What's your head worth? $60 or $600?"
Just get a decent helmet that fits properly and you'll be fine.

The most important part is to always wear it but never use it.
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I always wore it on the street, but occasionally rode dirt bikes at the house without one. Never again, especially if another impact can be more serious because of this one. I'll be hanging this one up as a reminder of that, and a token of my first serious impact.
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I can't believe nobody has made the classic statement yet, "What's your head worth? $60 or $600?"
Just get a decent helmet that fits properly and you'll be fine.

The most important part is to always wear it but never use it.
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Do your research and find out how many "shell" sizes the manufacturer uses as well.
Some use 2 shell sizes and then compensate with pad sizing for XS-XL.

While padding is nice, you want to make sure your skull isn't gonna bang around inside the helmet itself that much. Same idea as the "double hit" boxers take because you get hit with the glove THEN the fist.
Never thought to look for this. Good point made here.

I'm guessing the cheaper brand helmets are more likely to make cookie-cutter shells?
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I was wearing an HJC C-16 helmet when my motor blew at 175mph+. My head hit the asphalt at about 85-95mph. I never lost consciousness and didn't get any head injuries. Fit is key! Definitely buy a helmet based on how it actually fits not because of who wears it or what brand it is or even the price.
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you can get a concussion with anything. a concussion results when your brain impacts the inside of your skull. no helmet will totally prevent that.
Yes you can, and even us non medical people might have a clue what a concussion is

I believe higher end helmets spend more time and $ on shell technology as well the impact foam and making it better(safer)

To each their own, their $ their head.

DOT is a minimum standard.
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Don't believe the AIROH's are snell approved but they are approved in Europe and they are a nice helmet.

I think I read somewhere that it was still legal to use in the US with only the ECE rating as long as you have a full license and insurance. They're not allowed on track though. If I remember correctly, the Euro testing is more rigorous than the DOT or SNELL, it's just not "our" tests so it doesn't matter. I could be wrong on that last one though.
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I think there is a helmet available (might still be in development ) that has a 2 part ice pack built into the liner. Upon impact, the 2 components mix and cool your melon to prevent brain swelling. The cooling effect is supposed to last for 20 to 30 minutes giving medical crew time to get there. It also has a built in GPS that activates upon impact givinf coordinates to emergency crews. I think they were also working on a kit that would allow the system to be incorporated into any helmet.
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I think I read somewhere that it was still legal to use in the US with only the ECE rating as long as you have a full license and insurance. They're not allowed on track though. If I remember correctly, the Euro testing is more rigorous than the DOT or SNELL, it's just not "our" tests so it doesn't matter. I could be wrong on that last one though.
i don't think thats the case, helmets are supposed to be DOT approved. doesn't mean i wouldn;t wear an ECE approved lid.

and ECE testing has diff standards, its not really more rigorous.
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