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Invisible Helmet

Old 04-05-13, 01:10 PM
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Invisible Helmet

Came across this interesting product that seems to be under development in Europe.

http://www.upworthy.com/the-invisibl...see-to-believe
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Old 04-05-13, 04:11 PM
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that's pretty neat, but I don't think it's as dependable (or affordable) as a good old fashioned helmet.
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Old 04-05-13, 04:33 PM
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I've seen this at least six months ago under the title of "bicycle airbag". I'm not sure how effective it is, but it is more than two times heavier than the typical road helmet (700 g vs. 300 g) and it costs 400 euros (~$500).
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Looks like a wasted 10 million. It would be pretty hard to wear that thing on a road bike.
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Old 04-05-13, 05:05 PM
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I saw an invis helmet video about a year ago, taking a while to develope.
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Old 04-05-13, 07:29 PM
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Flawed. If you hit a tree branch, an opened car door, a sign on the sidewalk and anything where the first impact is directly at the head level you're pretty much done

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Old 04-05-13, 08:10 PM
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Flawed. When you get hit by a car at 30+mph, you die regardless of either helmet.
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Old 04-05-13, 08:42 PM
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if anything, it's flawed because it'll make you look like the juggernaut, wearing a f*ked up turtleneck.
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Old 04-05-13, 09:38 PM
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The good thing is that you're safe if you ever miss a turn and fall into the river

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Old 04-06-13, 01:57 AM
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I would still use a normal helmet; at least I can crash without looking like a cat just jumped on my head.
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