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njfastlfie 01-07-2014 10:11 AM

Any reason to upgrade an almost 10-year-old helmet?
 
Fell this weekend on my dome. Got a headache. Wondering if a new helmet will protect better?

Thanks as usual...

DrGwiz 01-07-2014 10:34 AM

The foam in a helmet can go bad even if you can't see it. I believe they recommend changing helmets every 4 years or after one hard impact.

Banana12 01-07-2014 10:48 AM

DrGwiz is correct, replace that helmet!

Other than being old, if you fall and were thankful you wore your helmet than you should be replacing it regardless of if it "looks" ok.

SnowDogWax 01-07-2014 10:51 AM

If you value your skull! UPGRADE

Ittayem66 01-07-2014 10:55 AM

I know the shells on motorcycle helmets expire after 3-4 years. Most companies recommend immediate replacement after even the slightest crash. I guess you would have to ask yourself "how much is your head worth"?

BiG NicK 01-07-2014 10:59 AM

Definitely. Had a friend who started park recently and only had an old ski helmet from his dad to use. The thing split in half on his third or fourth fall and the foam on the inside was forming into this weird powder-like material. I mean that helmet was probably more like 20 years old, but it never hurts to get a new one. They aren't terribly expensive.

njfastlfie 01-07-2014 11:00 AM

OK I'm down to replace it then... Trying to stay within $100 or so. Looking at the Smith Maze and the POC Skull Light

Banana12 01-07-2014 11:04 AM

I just picked up the Maze yesterday to replace my beat Giro. The thing is super light and comfy for me (haven't rode with it yet though). If you have a local shop go try one on.

I'm riding tomorrow, I can let you know my impressions of the Maze afterwards if you like.

njfastlfie 01-07-2014 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Banana12 (Post 1408937)
I just picked up the Maze yesterday to replace my beat Giro. The thing is super light and comfy for me (haven't rode with it yet though). If you have a local shop go try one on.

I'm riding tomorrow, I can let you know my impressions of the Maze afterwards if you like.

Please do good sir

East§ide 01-07-2014 03:05 PM

ive got a Smith Maze and a Bern Watts that both have no impacts on them. I use a Bern Baker now and have no use for the others. PM me if youre interested and ill send you pics and a really good deal on them.


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