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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mikemon View Post
Thank god I had the helmet on. Take a look. Gonna be looking for a new helmet, perhaps without the button to secure goggles because I'm thinking now that might affect the structural integrity of the helmet.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Appreciated!
Mmm, the goggle button or snap isn't affecting the integrity of the helmet... crashing and burning on a jump just might, though

Whether or not the shell cracked due to some added pressure from the goggle button, it is the interior compressed styrofoam that absorbs most of the energy from an impact.

Whether the shell visibly cracks or not, a helmet should be replaced after a big fall & impact like that.

Read on another forum: "If someone held a gun to my head and said, "You have to move to Salida tomorrow", I'd probably do it. If they told me I had to go to Breckenridge instead, I think I'd just let them pull the trigger."
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