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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..
It isn't the outside you have to worry about, it is the layers inside that break during a hard impact. These layers are what soften the impact on your head. I have trashed 2 motorcycle helmets and you can hear things moving around inside them.
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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)
for motorcycles I'm sure it would be different.. You can find a helmet for $25 or $1000... you wouldn't want to wear a $25 helmet if you're traveling at 200mph...
Anyways... I quit.. I don't know... I'll in case just buy a good helmet... $50 more is not worth risking my life..
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There is a video where KP talks about it, but it's like actual falls not like fall and it scraps against the ground. Like a good whiplash type of solid hit to the helmet. There can be tons of cracks in a helmet you can't see mainly on the inside.

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It isn't the outside you have to worry about, it is the layers inside that break during a hard impact. These layers are what soften the impact on your head. I have trashed 2 motorcycle helmets and you can hear things moving around inside them.
sounds like they were bad accidents.. I hope nothing happened to you..
but I get your point now about the helmets... what's inside matters also.. not just outside..

Like I said, I'm bumping my budget from $50 to $100-150.. don't mind spending $$$ for safety
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^Same here, that's why I am saving up a bit and just taking it easy until then.

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sounds like they were bad accidents.. I hope nothing happened to you..
but I get your point now about the helmets... what's inside matters also.. not just outside..

Like I said, I'm bumping my budget from $50 to $100-150.. don't mind spending $$$ for safety
It's part of racing good choice don't cheap out when it comes to your head.
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It's part of racing good choice don't cheap out when it comes to your head.
soooo Tech420.. since you're knowledgeable about helmets... Could you make a suggestion for me? Also what do you think about the helmets that come with the headphones attached?
I have $30 skullcandy in-ear headset and I'm pretty happy with them.. i was planning to use them inside the helmet
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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 thought it was to 25mph?

the reason you still get a concusion with a helmet on is because when you come to a quick stop and your brain doesn't it smashes into your skull and gets a bruise which is what a concusion is.
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Ya, it's somewhere around there, but I am no where below 40 so it's almost useless except for jibbing. I am more worried about it for hitting trees and jumps. But we should get this back on topic, this is kinda the wrong place especially for getting off topic unless it's about getting more info about helmet safety.

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soooo Tech420.. since you're knowledgeable about helmets... Could you make a suggestion for me? Also what do you think about the helmets that come with the headphones attached?
I have $30 skullcandy in-ear headset and I'm pretty happy with them.. i was planning to use them inside the helmet
Haha well I am currently in the market for a snowboard helmet also . Haven't used one the past few seasons and I am pretty good at hurting myself so I figure it's time. I know bike helmets, not snowboard so I don't want to recommend something I haven't researched. Make sure you try on a helmet at a shop before ordering one offline. Helmet fit is VERY important.
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