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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Test drive of a helmet? (RPHA 10, medium)

This feels a little random to be asking, but WTH...

does anyone have an RPHA 10 in medium that I could borrow for a 10 minute test ride? I love how they fit in the store, the weight, and the price; but there's the chatter about fogging and the pinlock blocking one's vision. It'd be great to figure out if those things'd be an issue for me *before* plunking down the $$.

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I always thought a shop would be wise to have some sort of wind tunnel to test helmets out. I think it would increase sales. You could simulate several riding positions and wind. Oh well someone will one day.
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Thanks, Patrick.
Glen, wind tunnels are $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Especially the ones rated for 180mph!
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Glen, wind tunnels are $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Especially the ones rated for 180mph!
Leaf blower in a barrel . Glad someone pulled through for you. I agree, buying a helmet and then having to figure out after the purchase if it is right or not gets to be expensive or time consuming returning.
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they are awesome helmets i use the spies helmet with the pinlocks for my CMRA helmet and track use. no issues great helmet even at TWS (Texas World Speedway) front straight speeds 160+ mph *true mph NOT INDICATED*
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Leaf blower in a barrel . Glad someone pulled through for you. I agree, buying a helmet and then having to figure out after the purchase if it is right or not gets to be expensive or time consuming returning.
A friend of mine has been saying (ever since his last louder than expected helmet purchase) that he wants someone to bring a leaf blower the next time he buys one.
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I have 2 rps10 helmets. Like it better than my arai profile. Thepinlock dosent block my vision and it never fogs period. And the new rpha10 weighs 3 pounds.
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i have a rps-10 and a rpha-10. both in medium. love these helmets. i have the antifog scren inside both of my tinted lenses and have no issues.
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I don't see the pinlock hurting vision... the possible complaint I have is the shield lock... being in the center. I ride with shield 1/2 up quite a bit, don't really want that lock dead center in my vision.
I still think this helmet is my #1 choice when the time comes.
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