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seriouscat 01-12-2013 02:59 PM

Opinions: is this toast or just cosmetic?
 
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Not sure if it's just cosmetic brim damage? Hit a low branch today at a good clip today. Attachment 9905

BurtonAvenger 01-12-2013 03:16 PM

Does the foam look impacted? If it's not you're probably fine.

jennifer 01-12-2013 09:18 PM

You are supposed to replace a helmet after ANY big impact. If you hit a tree with it I think that qualifies. I seem to always end up sounding like the old mom on these topics...but I usually err on the side of caution. Lots of sales going on helmets right now, I would pick up a new one. As a matter of fact, I am picking up a helmet on Monday.

atr3yu 01-12-2013 09:38 PM

I hit a tree with my head.... mostly the side of my face and ear actually. It sucked really bad as I took a stick in the ear and it gored the inside of it.... Looking back I should have taken pictures. I say ride it!

GreyDragon 01-12-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jennifer (Post 573305)
You are supposed to replace a helmet after ANY big impact. If you hit a tree with it I think that qualifies. I seem to always end up sounding like the old mom on these topics...but I usually err on the side of caution. Lots of sales going on helmets right now, I would pick up a new one. As a matter of fact, I am picking up a helmet on Monday.

+1
Replace.

seriouscat 01-13-2013 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 572289)
Does the foam look impacted? If it's not you're probably fine.

Thanks for the advice. Foam looks untouched. The plastic is a little messed up. Didn't even notice it until I sat down for lunch.

seriouscat 01-13-2013 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jennifer (Post 573305)
You are supposed to replace a helmet after ANY big impact. If you hit a tree with it I think that qualifies. I seem to always end up sounding like the old mom on these topics...but I usually err on the side of caution. Lots of sales going on helmets right now, I would pick up a new one. As a matter of fact, I am picking up a helmet on Monday.

More of a glancing blow at relatively fast speed. If it i hit head on the main helmet section I would definitely replace.


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