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Old 04-12-09, 11:06 AM
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Tree 1, Helmet 0

Had my first proper crash in aaaages yesterday. Busted up my helmet but I seem to be ok apart from a few sratches, bad headache and a moutful of dirt (well obviously not any more).

Whats even more annoying though is I don't know how it happened. I was mucking around on dirt jumps at the top a series of downhill routes and decided to have a break and go for a quick ride downhill. The routes I take more often were muddy so I tried a different one, nice flowy section going down into and then round a bombholl and before I know it I'm flying into a tree with my foot caught in my back wheel and my handlebars round the wrong way.

I'm definatly investing in a full face helmet if nothing else, few inchs to the left and I would have my face smashed into some rocks rather than just a mouthful of dirt. Rather scary experience but not too shaken by it, just wish I knew how I did it so I could learn from it.
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Old 04-12-09, 11:13 AM
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glad your okay, pics?! lol
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Old 04-12-09, 11:36 AM
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Glad your alright,
But now here's where I say "That's why I love my old school BMX helmet... Even after my last major crash, it only received a few scratches on the plastic, the foam itself is still good"

But seriously, it's a good thing all you got was a mouthful of dirt, cause rocks aint healthy for the face.
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Old 04-12-09, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
Glad your alright,
But now here's where I say "That's why I love my old school BMX helmet... Even after my last major crash, it only received a few scratches on the plastic, the foam itself is still good"
Some of the old school skate-style helmets that are rated for multi-impact use meet ASTM certifications but not CPSC, which means they're not rated for biking use. And EPS foam is single-impact, despite the fact that it looks like a multi-impact helmet. Pro-Tec's SXP is CPSC certified and multi-impact, but that's not really an old-school helmet...so you might want to make sure you're CPSC certified. Just because foam damage isn't visible doesn't mean the helmet is still good.
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I have a pro-tec, and its got an ace of spades and a guys signature on it, cant remember what model it is lol. The foam is this "plasticy", compressable foam, and you can bend and twist it and stuff, so I imagine thats why it doesn't crack on inpact, but of course it wasn't designed to, unlike the other helmets, that probabley do offer a better degree of protection to some point, but ah, I like my "turtle shell."
I have the same helmet as someone here on the forums, I think I remember him saying it was CPSC and all that, I'm not sure though... When it gets here (its still on a shipping barge on its way over) I'll be sure to double check it... don't want my mellon to be mush lol
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Old 04-13-09, 09:05 AM
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Any crash where you start kvetching about your gear damage first, rather than your bod damage, is a good one.
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Old 04-13-09, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
I have a pro-tec, and its got an ace of spades and a guys signature on it, cant remember what model it is lol.
Pro-tec Ace, Brian Patch signature model.

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I have the same helmet as someone here on the forums, I think I remember him saying it was CPSC and all that, I'm not sure though...
You remember incorrectly.

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When it gets here (its still on a shipping barge on its way over) I'll be sure to double check it... don't want my mellon to be mush lol
Good idea. You may want to double check for the "CSFR" rating sticker also. (Certified Sailboat Fuel Retention)
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This sounds like Helmet 1 Tree 0 to me.
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Old 04-13-09, 01:16 PM
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Well I think it's probably me 1, tree 0. But in a straight out fight points wise between the helmet and the tree, I think the tree definatly got some better blows in.
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Old 04-13-09, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
Any crash where you start kvetching about your gear damage first, rather than your bod damage, is a good one.
LOL so true, so true.
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