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I wear a hockey helmet. Laugh if you want :-)

Old 10-20-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Is OP going for the record on pointless thread topics?
Surely the record is in hand already?

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Old 10-20-20, 12:10 PM
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If you're going to wear the wrong tool for the job, you might as well look bad ass while doing it.

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Old 10-20-20, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by preventec47 View Post
Well I didnt intend for this to devolve into a name calling affair as my original statement was meant to be light hearted but true.
yes you did, and no it was not. I see through you.

you trollishly posted a dumb idea that you knew no one would accept and would cause an argument for no good reason. that's textbook internet troll behavior. we don't think it's funny because most of us know someone who has died in an accident on a bicycle. you're not a martyr here, just someone who is being called out for poking fun at a serious issue and offering horrible advice in the guise of honest inquiry. lame.
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Old 10-20-20, 12:26 PM
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I have a hockey helmet. I will wear it when I feel at risk of hockey pucks flying by at 50+ mph while on a bike ride.
Haven't encountered them so far.
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Old 10-20-20, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by preventec47 View Post
Just for fun, pretend you are a helmet engineer and you take a bike helmet and you work to make it more protective. 1st you add structure. You add a hard shell
and you extend the coverage below the ears to the jaw and to the base of the skull. Thats it. It basically doubles the structure ( weight ) Add in adjustability
and vent holes and what have you got ? A Hockey Helmet. Now is anyone here going to assert that the bike helmet before enhancement was more protective ?
The hard shell adds virtually nothing to the protection relevant to bike riding and may actually make the transmission of the shock more efficient. And what are the odds that I'm going to take a low to the back of the base of the skull while riding on a road? Because of the additional area shielded from air flow, I've also got an additional gallon of sweat coming off the top of my head which is bound to cause all sorts of problems.

You have your hands on some secret data that the helmet manufacturers don't? Because, trust me, if all they had to do was to change the labeling on hockey helmets and sell them to cyclists, they'd love to do that for financial reasons. The fact that they don't would indicate to me that there's some really big engineering/liability issues..

TBH, if the mods see fit to let this thread go on, it really should be banished to the helmet thread.
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Old 10-20-20, 12:56 PM
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Sounds like it would be horribly uncomfortable for not much gain.
If you truly believe that not only is it better (more safe) despite the uncomfortableness of it all, why not use a full-face motorcycle helmet (including the visor to stop things hitting your eyes)?

I'm only being half sarcastic here. If safety is what you want, regardless of discomfort, that's the way to go.And while at it, always ride with a brace too. No ,not a downhill brace, but a proper motorcycle one. And get all-leathers to truly protect your body. Okay, that last bit was perhaps about 100 percent sarcasm.
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Old 10-20-20, 12:58 PM
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why not just wear your hockey helmet and not advertising it? it sounds like you want people to argue with your because you know this is a terrible idea. what did you hope to accomplish with this thread, other than starting a really fruitless argument?
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Old 10-20-20, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
You have your hands on some secret data that the helmet manufacturers don't?
It's stashed away in one of the pontoons of the boat bike he doesn't own.
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Old 10-20-20, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
why not just wear your hockey helmet and not advertising it? it sounds like you want people to argue with your because you know this is a terrible idea. what did you hope to accomplish with this thread, other than starting a really fruitless argument?
Possibly desperate for attention. In any event, he'll probably stop posting when he's old enough to drive.
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Old 10-20-20, 01:01 PM
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Have you considered just riding an indoor trainer? If safety is your only concern, that's the logical conclusion.
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Old 10-20-20, 01:04 PM
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Btw, I can't remember who mentioned it, but some of those polo helmets look great. I wish someone made a helmet similar to that for bikes. It should have a tiltable visor, though, and be easily ripped off in a crash.
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Old 10-20-20, 01:08 PM
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One more time for everyone.

Just for fun, pretend you are a helmet engineer and you take a bike helmet and you work to make it more protective. 1st you add structure. You add a hard exterior shell
and you extend the coverage below the ears to the jaw and to the base of the skull. Thats it. It basically doubles the structure ( weight ) Add in adjustability
and vent holes and what have you got ? A Hockey Helmet. Now is anyone here going to assert that the bike helmet before enhancement was more protective ?
MACK, Are you ?

This is why I wear a hockey helmet There is no inquiry here. I am sharing what I do and think. You can laugh, you can call me a moron and you can attack me.
I am not playing and I do think safety is serious. That is why I posted this. My very favorite comment was from the guy who said he would not wear a bicycle helmet
to play hockey but might vice versa. ( if I remember right )
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Old 10-20-20, 01:14 PM
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This thread just keeps going around and around, circling the bowl.

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