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Offline nimrod650

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crash helmets
« on: 24.11. 2015 20:49 »
 a mate ordered a new caberg full face helmet on line from a top supplier  £76 it arrived with all correct paper work ect when he opened the caberg box inside was the latest new agv rossi gp replica helmet which retails at £856 wonder what he will do? and it fits
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Re: crash helmets
« Reply #1 on: 25.11. 2015 06:01 »
Ride like Rossi I should hope.

Conversely I guess some other poor sod is going to front the cash for the AGV and find a Caberg in the box.



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Re: crash helmets
« Reply #2 on: 25.11. 2015 06:32 »
I'd say someone at the suppliers was trying to sneak the AGV out in disguise. Then another employee picked the box up to fill the order.
In my opinion helmets are only good for low speed offs. They are designed to absorb impact. But what happens after the impact? Sliding down the road the hard shell soon wears through and the foam contacts the road. It doesn't want to slide but grabs and twists your head giving brain damage or a broken neck.
The stainless saucepan over a beanie seems to upset the cops though.
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Re: crash helmets
« Reply #3 on: 25.11. 2015 08:12 »
I've often thought that about the salon style leather skinned lids. Given that a lot of the damage can be through some kind of brain whirl (I'm thinking pithed frogs here) where the links betwixt brain and skull are broken in a sudden head spin it doesn't sound such a good idea to have something that will give instant purchase to the surface you're sliding over.
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Re: crash helmets
« Reply #4 on: 25.11. 2015 10:09 »
The stainless saucepan over a beanie seems to upset the cops though.
Damn!
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« Reply #5 on: 25.11. 2015 12:31 »
Rather glad I had mine on when I came a cropper a couple of years ago...   *respect*
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« Reply #6 on: 25.11. 2015 13:15 »
likewise, wouldn't be here now but for mine when I hit a Bus ( I know could have picked something smaller ) head on. I hit the Indian chief motif on the radiator ( old corpy Daimler ) and had a dent in the helmet but thankfully not my skull. Bob
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Re: crash helmets
« Reply #7 on: 25.11. 2015 14:19 »
Also glad I was wearing mine in '79 when I flew over the Datsun and planted the cheek bends of the helmut into the pavement rather than my jaw.

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Re: crash helmets
« Reply #8 on: 25.11. 2015 23:20 »
Hi Guys,
Likewise I owe my life to Mr Shoei and Mrs Stadium  *eek*

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