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Old 04-13-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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dropped helmet

Yes i read the sticky...

just had someone slap my helmet out of my hand from a height of about 2 feet onto carpet with no pad. The person will not give me anything for the helmet and says that i am over reacting.

do i replace?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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2 feet onto carpet, if there's no visible cracks I wouldn't sweat it too much....
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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The helmet is more than likely fine. I'd slap that person though.
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depends on the color of the helmet.
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Was it a tinted visor??
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:47 AM   #6
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make em buy you a new one just for the of it
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unless its cracked, or has structural damage.....stop being a baby
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Don't worry about it, I dropped Stephen's like 10 times since Friday.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:54 AM   #9
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Tell em, it's your melon and not theirs that has to rely on it...
then figure out the depreciatted value on the lid... and explain either they
can pony up or they can explain to a judge in small claims why they don't think they should bear and responsibility for it.

<shrug> I'm sure it's prolly fine... however
1> The person is a dumbass and a for slapping it out of your hands
2> The person is a dumbass and a for not offering something for being a dipshit.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:55 AM   #10
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2 feet!!!? Are you cereal?

I've had some of my helmets fall off my bike onto the concrete and still hold up. Your helmets fine bro.....
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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I've always treated my helmets as if they're fine if I just drop em on accident and thought that I'd of course replace the helmet in the case of a crash, but I read something pretty interesting the other day and it made sense..

It said that you should replace your helmet after any fall/impact (didn't specify a particular height/speed) because once it hits the ground, impact-absorbing elements within the structure of the helmet have already diffused energy from whatever impact it underwent, and are therefore compromised. So really it doesn't matter whether your head hit the ground, or just the helmet fell, or whatever. It's a one use type of thing.

Kinda sucks, though, cuz although my helmet hasn't been in a wreck, I have dropped it from a few feet a few times (no real visible damage)

I would replace it if I had the funds for it, but being that I don't... it's not an option right now.

An interesting thing I saw at a M&G the other night was this one guy showed me his helmet that he wrecked in and was bragging about what a great helmet it is because it stood up to the damage and protected his head during the crash.

Might want to replace that helmet, buddy.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:09 PM   #12
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It said that you should replace your helmet after any fall/impact (didn't specify a particular height/speed) because once it hits the ground, impact-absorbing elements within the structure of the helmet have already diffused energy from whatever impact it underwent, and are therefore compromised.
The impact absorbing elements they are talking about is the foam (usually painted black) inside the outer shell. Basically the shell is there to protect this foam from damage.
If your head is not in the helmet when it hits the ground the foam remains undamaged and therefore is still OK.
The foam is black so you can look at it after a crash, if you see cracks in the black paint, white foam showing through, then the foam is compromised and the helmet should be replaced.

You don't need a new helmet, you need new friends.
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hit them in the face with your helmet. Now you need a new one and it's their fault.
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hit them in the face with your helmet. Now you need a new one and it's their fault.
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i use the same helmet since i first got into stunt riding...it has little cracks all over it

but thats for lots...i do have a new lid with no flaws
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hit them in the face with your helmet. Now you need a new one and it's their fault.
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i don't like when my friends that don't ride touch/pick up my gear. i guess for my jacket and gloves its no biggie. when it comes to the lid i get serious. sorta like like what ulric said.
"Tell em, it's your melon and not theirs that has to rely on it..." if anyone is gonna drop my lid its gonna be me.
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i don't like when my friends that don't ride touch/pick up my gear. i guess for my jacket and gloves its no biggie. when it comes to the lid i get serious. sorta like like what ulric said.
"Tell em, it's your melon and not theirs that has to rely on it..." if anyone is gonna drop my lid its gonna be me.
Too late for that...
It was an accident I swear.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:57 PM   #19
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Likely ok. If concerned about it, take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and have them inspect it and offer advise.
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