Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
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If you hit hard enough to get a concussion with your helmet on, I highly recommend a new helmet. Even if there is no visible damage, the its most likely structurally compromised. If its hard foam then there might be visible cracks. But with soft foam you wont see anything. The problem lies in the shell. With that hard of an impact in that concentrated of an area (you hitting the rail, gives maybe a couple square millimeters of contact) you most likely damaged the shell, whether you can see anything or not. The last thing you need is to hit your head again only to find that the helmet fails.
I gave myself a concussion with a helmet this year too. I visibly broke it but even if I hadn't cracked the shell and hard-foam I would have bought a new helmet.
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