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Old 01-04-06, 04:57 PM
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It should be CPSC certified. Pro-Tec isn't some little newb company.
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The Bucky Lasek helmet is not CPSC certified, due to the lack of hard foam padding. All of their other helmets, however, are.

The Bucky helmet is by far their best one, though. I've got one of their newer ones for when I ride helmets-required parks, and I'm just going to order the pads from the Bucky and tear the old ones out.
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Old 01-04-06, 05:10 PM
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I would probably choose comfort over certification. Lack of certification does not necessarily mean it won't protect you.
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yeah, i was pretty sure it wasn't. i guess i'll find a B2 or regular classic. glad i know my size, though.

certification means its been tested to actually protect your head. isn't that something of value? i imagine it was up to the task, it would have the certification. if its a choice between a comfortable helmet and a safe helmet, i'll take the safe one. if i dismiss the safety, then i wouldn't wear one at all.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I would probably choose comfort over certification. Lack of certification does not necessarily mean it won't protect you.
Indeed, but it's harder than hell to get the pads, because they can't legally sell those helmets (or the pads) in California. I always order them from Empire in Texas.
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Old 01-04-06, 05:24 PM
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I gave my helmet away to the guy I sold my petrol scooter to. As far as the certification goes, they have to pay for the testing. Maybe it's cheaper to put their name on some pre-certified crap. In 1980 I was dirt jumping with a hockey helmet on.
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