Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: So Cal - Bear Mountain
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Gotta use your best judgement
if its a hard fall, it would probably behoove you to get a new helm.
Think about it, its kinda like an airbag in a car thats always deployed, but once you push it down, less air is in the bag, its closer to the steering wheel, therefore it no longer absorbs impact because the original impact-distance has become smaller.
Sometimes the fall doesn't crack the foam on the outside but instead on the inside (where you can't see it)so the absorption distance is shortened and your dome has less distance to travel, meaning your closer to the bad hard stuff.
The only way to REALLY know if your helmet is still good is to put on your surgery gloves, grab the scapal and disect your helmet and examine the layers....lol in which case it would be rendered useless and you'd have to get a new one anyway
On the flipside, I kinda think even a deffective helmet is better than nothing