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Old 04-28-08, 01:26 PM
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Should you get a new helmet after a bad crash?

I just recently broke my arm due to a bike crash . luckily i was using a full face helmet. i just wanted to know if i should get a new helmet because thats what most people say you should do after a crash
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Old 04-28-08, 01:35 PM
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Did the helmet take any of the impact? If so replace it, if not, don't worry about it.
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Old 04-28-08, 01:57 PM
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Full-face helmets are different than the jobs that the typical xc rider wears. A full-face is made of styrofoam inside, but the outside shell is far superior. If you hit your head dead-blow then toss it out. If you scuffed it on landing then it should be OK. If you're not sure, get a new one. Keep in mind that you are asking others advise about how to protect your head.

A brain bucket should be tossed after any fall. Thats the price for the lightweight design.
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Old 04-28-08, 03:49 PM
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yea i fell head first if i wasn't wearing the full face helmet i would have cracked my neck and i was doing a jump so.. i got alot of speed about like 75 km
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I've fallen off an ATV before with a full face helm. I still use it for ATV's today.
Thats why I like my BMX helments... HEavy, not real breathable... But I can hit a tree, and not damage it =)
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I agree with the previous poster. A full face helmet is meant to take abuse. If there are no visable sign of damage, i wouldnt replace it.
you could always contact the manufacturer and see if they will let you exchange it for a small fee if you feel uncomfortable with it.
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If the impact did a job on your helmet, scratch it and get a new one.
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If nothing happened to helmet, I don't think you should change it.
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Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
Thats why I like my BMX helments... HEavy, not real breathable... But I can hit a tree, and not damage it =)
You should replace a BMX helmet if it hit a tree. It doesn't look like it's damaged, but if the foam absorbed something (which I assume it did), then it should be replaced since it wont absorb as much next time... but it is better than not wearing a helmet at all.
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Originally Posted by urban_rider64 View Post
You should replace a BMX helmet if it hit a tree. It doesn't look like it's damaged, but if the foam absorbed something (which I assume it did), then it should be replaced since it wont absorb as much next time... but it is better than not wearing a helmet at all.
BMX helmets are designed to take multiple impacts.

Of course, hitting a tree at 20mph may change things....
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If you don't hit you head on the ground in the crash, no need to replace. If you did very slightly, inspect it for any damage. If you hit your head hard, replace it.
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