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Stegerman 12-09-2012 05:18 AM

Innovation in Helmet Technology
 
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...et-technology/

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Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago — an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that’s the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing actual technical innovation to that formula, all in the name of reducing concussions that result from low-speed impacts.

pretbek 12-09-2012 06:55 PM

That thing looks like a WWII sea mine!

I understand and like the concept though, of separating high energy and low energy impact protection. ...But they do need to get rid of those mine fuses sticking out.

Anywhereness 12-09-2012 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by pretbek (Post 20214416)
That thing looks like a WWII sea mine!

I understand and like the concept though, of separating high energy and low energy impact protection. ...But they do need to get rid of those mine fuses sticking out.

This response could be used to illustrate someone who clearly did not read the article before commenting. :rofl

For your own personal benefit, you may actually want to read the text and check out more than the first picture.

PhilB 12-09-2012 08:29 PM

That looks useful. Another good idea that was being worked on by a British company was a helmet that had a "scalp", a movable outer skin that would reduce rotational injuries. I think it did make it to the market in Britain, but not over here.

PhilB

bomber1965 12-09-2012 09:16 PM

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Pre-Order Your 6D ATR-1 Now
The first helmets will be available February, 2013. If you would like to receive one of the first 6D Helmets — we welcome you to leave a deposit at this time.

- Limited to inventory availability.
- All deposits are 100% refundable.
- Estimated suggested retail will be $745.
- Graphics and sizes will be limited to inventory.
- Orders will be processed in the order they are received.
-
:lurk

foxtrapper 12-12-2012 07:28 AM

Interesting.

I've long thought too much attention is paid to the notion of a high speed impact with a helmet, and not enough to abrasion. Not trying to discount head banging into trees, but a whole lot of the time, the impact is from simply falling to the ground. Then bouncing along on the ground, with grinding action.

I'll be curious where this goes. Hopefully it won't be a massively oversized unit, which would create its own problems.

rdwalker 12-12-2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Stegerman (Post 20209764)

Of course, when I crash, I will do it on a nice flat surface that cantacts those "suction cups". No curbs where I ride, right?

Why do I smell a solution in search of a problem here? SBIR grant, perhaps?

bomber1965 12-12-2012 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rdwalker (Post 20236686)
Of course, when I crash, I will do it on a nice flat surface that cantacts those "suction cups". No curbs where I ride, right?

Why do I smell a solution in search of a problem here? SBIR grant, perhaps?




ummm.....you do realize the suction cups are hidden inside the outer shell, right?
:huh


http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8204/...e5505069_o.jpg

SgtDuster 12-12-2012 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by rdwalker (Post 20236686)
Of course, when I crash, I will do it on a nice flat surface that cantacts those "suction cups". No curbs where I ride, right?

Why do I smell a solution in search of a problem here? SBIR grant, perhaps?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...alm_statue.jpg

BGil 12-13-2012 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by PhilB (Post 20215017)
That looks useful. Another good idea that was being worked on by a British company was a helmet that had a "scalp", a movable outer skin that would reduce rotational injuries. I think it did make it to the market in Britain, but not over here.

PhilB

Here.

Invented and developped by Philipps Helmets Ltd. Licensed and produced by Lazer Helmets.
However, I've never seen those helmets for sale, even here in Belgium (Lazer is a Belgian company).

toy4fun 12-13-2012 03:23 AM

omg
 
best laugh i have had tonight! really though, what do they weigh, will my bmw air conditioning keep my head cool enough and will it sound like a harley with straight pipes inside?

kraven 12-13-2012 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SgtDuster (Post 20238538)

Yep.

This is why we can't have nice discussions. Aliterate people opining.

SgtDuster 12-13-2012 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by kraven (Post 20238980)
Yep.

This is why we can't have nice discussions. Aliterate people opining.

I can discuss opinions based on a minimum of comprehension, no problem.






Gross misconception ain't an opinion.

bomber1965 12-13-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by toy4fun (Post 20238916)


what do they weigh, will my bmw air conditioning keep my head cool enough?

1490 grams/ 3.28 pounds

3 year warranty


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Rear Delta vent: Designed and engineered by aviation experts, Delta vents assist in the evacuation of air by creating a low-pressure venturi effect on the external surface of the helmet. Delta vents aid air transfer by scavenging air from within the helmet.

rdwalker 12-13-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by SgtDuster (Post 20238538)

Ok, you got me. Did not read the whole referenced post...
(Thankfully, as it makes even less sense to me now :evil)


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