Dropped helmet

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Dropped helmet

Postby 26nevS » February 16th, 2009, 9:47 pm

I have no idea whether this is a stupid question or not, but it's regardign safety so I need to know. The helmet manufacturer says not to wear the helmet after it has been dropped from ANY height. I know they are obviously covering their asses.

Well, I just dropped it. I was standing holding the helmet with my arm straight down. So, it fell about two feet onto my hardwood floor.

**%##*!!!

Would anyone here actually buy a new helmet after that?
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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby annieh » February 16th, 2009, 9:54 pm

me? no.
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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby Doc » February 16th, 2009, 9:59 pm

The foam insert inside the shell is good for one impact.. once it's broken, it's compromised.. but I sure would hope that 2 feet wouldn't be enough to do it. Personally.. I wouldn't replace it..

I posed this question on the Mythbusters website a few years ago.. They never answered it. :lol:

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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby Coilguy » February 16th, 2009, 10:23 pm

Most people here don't even put one on ever.

I would just not tell anyone it happened especially I wouldn't post about it on the internet.....oh wait never mind.

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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby Big Pete » February 16th, 2009, 10:38 pm

I watched "How Its Made" and they were making Motorcycle Helmets. They showed how they test them, how they should fit. The manufacturer said dropping the helment doesn't damage them other than cosmetic scuffs and scrapes.
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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby 26nevS » February 16th, 2009, 11:45 pm

Cool. Thank you!
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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby Wingate59 » April 14th, 2009, 11:08 pm

Logic tells me that a drop from 2 feet onto hardwood should not harm a helmet that is designed to protect your noggin at 100+G's of force. If it does harm the helmet, I just can't see it helping protect your head bouncing off asphalt after a spill at any speed.



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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby Kosh » April 17th, 2009, 12:42 pm

We have to let a security guard x-ray our personal belongings before entering the building where I work.

Find a place with that machine and x-ray your helmet. You should see If the shell was crack --> they'll be a white line (or star?) where it touched ground.

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Re: Dropped helmet

Postby Headhunter » April 21st, 2009, 5:11 pm

I wouldn't stress about it.

I like to get a new lid every 3 or so years just to feel better about it.

If it fell off the bike with me doing 70 down the interstate, I would not think about wearing it again. 2 foot drop, nawww.
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