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Old 08-14-14, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by meanwhile View Post
This is not exactly sane or intelligent. Because

1. You both take that risk, you just reduce it by wearing a helmet - probably not very much, because helmets are only tested in impacts against smooth, non-moving surfaces - roads otoh are rough and move (or rather the bike does) and this tends to tear helmet shells apart before liner compression occurs

2. Rotation is the main instrument of brain damage, and helmets are NOT designed to reduce it and may increase it

..So you're reducing the chances of cut scalp - as long as you fall off the bike when it isn't moving at least - probably increasing the chances of brain damage, and seem to believe that people who don't act like you are acting oddly. Hmmm...
I'm talking average falls where head hits pavement, probably around 90%, (made up number), you are talking about a much smaller % of falls that the helmet may increase injury instead of helping...
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