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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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Are helmets supposed to crack?

My Hi-fi red has a mighty crack going all the way through on the inside of the helmet. Is this a normal thing that actually makes the helmet differ from slamming into concrete, or i might be looking at a defect?
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Contact the retailer with your question.
Or post a picture of it
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Most likely a defect. Take it back, or don't trust it for big impacts
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Guess it's not that mighty, but id does run through. Weird that it appeared right at the corner point where the foam has a detail. Seems more like a design defect than a manufacturing one.

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i would say if you had a hard fall, its normal.
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^ agreed. as far as i know, helmets are good for one hard impact. after it has visibly deformed or cracked, it is not nearly as safe anymore
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So the shell is fine? You can probably ask Burton, maybe they will send you new foam?

I would trust it still, because its a small crack and doesn't "look" compressed - but a part of me says get a new helmet.

Actually, get a new one period. You know you want to!
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New foam?

I know that the trace helmet seems to have the shell and the foam independently but i always thought that was just poor design or poor quality. I've got another one, a mutiny 2, but i wasted the last gopro mount on the hi-fi before i noticed it was cracked. I think i may have lost the camera and got the crack at the same time.
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I had a trace so yea, I figured they all where removeable.
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Got a response, they said thats the way they are designed.
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