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Old 03-13-07, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by closetbiker
I always have looked at Snells warnings about a bicycle helmet being the best protection avalible with disdain because it's so obvious that it isn't. It's a compromise in protection. A full face motorcycle helmet is much better isn't it?
actually...

from the days when i was knee-jerk into motorcycles, i learned a lot about helmets; there were several serious studies done, one that leaps to mind that was disturbing.

in a full-face mc helmet, a facial impact jams the helmet into the chin, locking the jaw in place and transferring the torque of impact to the skull itself, resulting many times in "slicing" the spinal cord at the point it exits the skull. instant death! i think i'd personally rather have the jaw rebuilt and new teeth screwed in than to be dead.
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