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Old 09-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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why ask for build date on a helmet

I know helmets have a shelf life, is that why?
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Date limit for racing and track days. 5 year max from production date is what WERA and most of the track day orgs back in the Southeast required.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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never had tech inspect prod year on my helmet?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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CMRA, they check the date. Most trackdays, no. If you take care of your stuff, 5 years comes up too soon. Especially if you are like me and buy closeouts. I had a new helmet that expired 2 years after I bought it new.
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Like everything else the helmet material ages and becomes brittle over time. 5 yrs is generally accepted as max age for optimum impact resistance.
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From the Snell Foundation's website:

The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell Foundation. Glues, resins and other materials used in helmet production can affect liner materials. Hair oils, body fluids and cosmetics, as well as normal "wear and tear" all contribute to helmet degradation. Petroleum based products present in cleaners, paints, fuels and other commonly encountered materials may also degrade materials used in many helmets possibly degrading performance. Additionally, experience indicates there will be a noticeable improvement in the protective characteristic of helmets over a five-year period due to advances in materials, designs, production methods and the standards. Thus, the recommendation for five-year helmet replacement is a judgment call stemming from a prudent safety philosophy.

So you can buy a newer, better more expensive lid

With the technology these days, plastics should be able to hold up for way longer in my opinion.
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