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01-13-2013 03:00 PM
treedodger pretty impressive that you were able to crack your helmet and ride away fine.
01-12-2013 06:16 AM
G Steezy
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Originally Posted by jfergus7 View Post
Crack or not the helmet did exactly what it is supposed to do. Regardless of weather or not it cracks any significant blow to a helmet and it should be replaced anyways. If it were me I would have no problem getting another of the exact same helmet. Good to know it works! And glad to hear your ok!
Truth. OP listen to this post. You'll be thankful you did.
As a Sales Associate of snowboarding goods, I fully agree with this post.
01-11-2013 06:32 PM
gmore10 get some duct tape you could probably get another 10 days outta that helmet.
01-11-2013 05:54 PM
jello24 It's nice to know you were able to ride away from that high of an impact. I've had a couple of bell ringers where my the back of my head impacted ice yet showed nary a scratch on my helmet...
01-11-2013 05:34 PM
legallyillegal actually it failed spectacularly.
01-11-2013 05:08 PM
mikemon
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Originally Posted by racer357 View Post
Agreed with the above post, The helmet appears to have been fiberglass lid. Fiberglass is supposed to crack to disperse the impact around your head instead of a concentrated blow.

Good to know!

Thanks for the replies. I probably will opt for another Ride helmet - it definitely did its job..
01-11-2013 10:31 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
Technically, any hole in any structural surface will have an area around it that is weaker than the same surface without the hole, but the same goes for all the vents.

Don't worry about the button. Just like everyone else said, the helmet did what it is supposed to do.
Agree!!

??? So OP, you have a helmet you like,.. It saved your noggin' when taking a severe thump,.. and you want to go with a "Different" one next?????

Dude!!! If that were me 'n MY noodle,.. I'd run out & buy 2-3 of those brain buckets so I'd have 'em should they ever stop making them!!!!!

The helmet was done the second you took that kind of hit!! Crack ain't got shit to do with anything,.. (...except that maybe you're doin' "It"!!!)
01-11-2013 09:58 AM
BigmountainVMD
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Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
Mmm, the goggle button or snap isn't affecting the integrity of the helmet... crashing and burning on a jump just might, though
Technically, any hole in any structural surface will have an area around it that is weaker than the same surface without the hole, but the same goes for all the vents.

Don't worry about the button. Just like everyone else said, the helmet did what it is supposed to do.
01-11-2013 08:45 AM
Tarzanman
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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.
01-10-2013 07:34 PM
racer357 Agreed with the above post, The helmet appears to have been fiberglass lid. Fiberglass is supposed to crack to disperse the impact around your head instead of a concentrated blow.
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