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Old 01-07-2013, 07:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by alex12 View Post
...on a semi-related note, when is the time to get a new helmet? Do you only get a new one when you've cracked it through?
It's my understanding that you should replace any helmet that's taken a "Significant" impact! Although, I'm not really sure what constitutes "Significant!".

Can't help wondering myself just how hard an impact is necessary to compromise the protection afforded by a helmet? I've fallen a few times and "popped" my noggin against the hard pack hard enough to give me a moderate headache afterwards, (...even a little mild whiplash type pain in the neck once or twice!) ...but nothing sever enough to cause seeing stars or losing consciousness afterward.

I would be interested in knowing myself just what level/type severity of impact would be enough before you seriously consider replacing a helmet?
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