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Old 01-05-2007, 12:12 AM   #121
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This is what the director of Snell told me in an email:

'We have continued to acquire and test helmets from Arai including the model
Profile to Snell standards, though, and they continue to meet all
requirements. As I said earlier, I'd be happy for any of my family to wear
one and I think you will do well to stay with yours."
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:21 AM   #122
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:23 AM   #123
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Scorpion has been around 2 years they are made in china they spend big bucks on marketing and graphics.
Not sure where you get this from.

Actually, I didn't see much marketing at all. I heard about the Scorpions through word-of-mouth and was impressed with their scores on this site. http://www.motorcyclegearreview.com/...me=Full%20Face

I also think Scorpions graphics are one of the worst. I wish they had nicer patterns. Suomy, Shoei and Arai spend big bucks on graphics and look a heck of a lot better than a Scorpion. That would be one of the reasons for me to go with an expensive one.

Seeing that they have the same problems in regards to quality as others, I don't necessarily pick an Arai or a Shoei for their safety.

Someone would have to make a study with crashed helmets and surivival or injury rates to make that even significant and worthwile enough.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #124
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It would probably be easier to go through insurance companies for that info since they pay for the claims and equipment.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:27 AM   #125
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As far as I know, Arai is the ONLY helmet manufacturer to sell the EXACT same helmets their sponsored riders wear to everyday joe's like you and I. If it's a good enough helmet for guys pushing it to the absolute limit every time they put on the helmet, it's good enough for me putting around town trying not to get ran over. Arai has proven itself time and time again on the racetrack. Just look at the horrible wrecks Shinya Nakano has been through the past year, look at Mick Doohan of the early 90s and how many get offs he had, or Kevin Schwantz, Gary McCoy, Colin Edwards, Nicky and Tommy Hayden, Danny Pedrosa, Noriyuki Haga, ETC ETC ETC.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:55 PM   #126
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You're buying into propaganda dude, there is no logical reason to think that except that Arai told you so. I've heard the same claim from other manufacturers. For example:

"All our racers wear out of the box AC Series including pros like; Ben Spies, Aaron Yates, Jason Pridmore"

http://www.hjchelmets.com/products.htm

"Eric will be wearing the same X-Eleven helmet that you can buy at your local Shoei dealership."

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=18688


Why take Arai's word for it? Their website also says they pass standards with "room to spare."
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:34 PM   #127
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[QUOTE=Faylaricia]Not sure where you get this from.

Sorry I meant there ads with the scantly clothed girls. I did not say there was anytihng wrong with Scorpion if they pass the minimum dot standards which they do they are going to be fine.


There owner is very big in to marketing.

I am not trying to bash your helmet and I hope you didn't take it that way.
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There owner is very big in to marketing.
No harsh feelings and since I am a major in Marketing, maybe I should check out their campaign.
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:37 PM   #129
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No harsh feelings and since I am a major in Marketing, maybe I should check out their campaign.
I actually met the owner of Scorpion and I caught his whole spill which seemed so familiar.
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