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Old 11-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The average helmet only protects you up to 15 mph and is only good for one hit. If I'm getting one,and I am, I am getting one that is worth it and they're expensive. Because the only time I am going slower than 15 mph is jibbing or skating.
I'm sorry but I'm little skeptical about this. I think all these helmets have to adhere to a set of safety standards.
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took a pretty hard hit to the head last year on the landing of a 25 foot kicker, got a mild concussion whilst wearing my helmet. I'm guessing it would have been worse if I had not had it on.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The manufactures said themselves that helmets are good for only one hit. Just because someone slaps a sticker on something doesn't mean it's safe. In doing this you have to trust the company, I find it hard to believe that a 200 dollar helmet and 50 dollar one are the same safeness. I would like to know the tests they go through and how to tell which is safer and more durable.
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The manufactures said themselves that helmets are good for only one hit. Just because someone slaps a sticker on something doesn't mean it's safe. In doing this you have to trust the company, I find it hard to believe that a 200 dollar helmet and 50 dollar one are the same safeness. I would like to know the tests they go through and how to tell which is safer and more durable.
well I would love to find that out too.
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The manufactures said themselves that helmets are good for only one hit. Just because someone slaps a sticker on something doesn't mean it's safe. In doing this you have to trust the company, I find it hard to believe that a 200 dollar helmet and 50 dollar one are the same safeness. I would like to know the tests they go through and how to tell which is safer and more durable.
this might help: Ski and Snowboard Helmet Safety Standards and Certifications | All Sport Protection
I'm surprised BERN helmet is not certified... The protec helmets are less expensive then other helmets so I wasn't looking into it but after reading this I'll def look into these helmets.
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this might help: Ski and Snowboard Helmet Safety Standards and Certifications | All Sport Protection
I'm surprised BERN helmet is not certified... The protec helmets are less expensive then other helmets so I wasn't looking into it but after reading this I'll def look into these helmets.
and these are the testing standards... somebody has to buy it I guess...
ASTM F1446 - 11a Standard Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear
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I'm sorry but I'm little skeptical about this. I think all these helmets have to adhere to a set of safety standards.
There is a minimum safety standard that helmets must meet. The higher priced helmets (at least for motorcycles) have better than just the minimum safety standards. Also helmets, as someone above me said, are meant for one major impact.
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Ya that helps a little, but I wanna know how hard of a hit it can take, what speed, and where on the helmet it can take it. I don't wanna buy a helmet that it isn't going to do anything for me. And I highly doubt that all of the certified helmets are the same safety level.
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Ya that helps a little, but I wanna know how hard of a hit it can take, what speed, and where on the helmet it can take it. I don't wanna buy a helmet that it isn't going to do anything for me. And I highly doubt that all of the certified helmets are the same safety level.
I have been trying to say that for 2 posts now I can't say for sure about snowboard helmets, but I race motorcycles and know that they vary in safety level (even though they have the same certifications)
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There is a minimum safety standard that helmets must meet. The higher priced helmets (at least for motorcycles) have better than just the minimum safety standards. Also helmets, as someone above me said, are meant for one major impact.
this might be true but I think it's crazy... I mean most people fall down more than once a day.. This is probably for impacts that you had while going 50mph an hour and falling from 50ft... And what are the signs of being not safe any more.. Have you ever had a helmet cracking after you fall down.. Obviously you wouldn't wear a helmet that's cracked but I personally haven't seen a cracked helmet yet - thank god...
Also, I'm not questioning your knowledge or anything, and these questions are not against your argument.. Just questions for general forum..
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