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Old 12-09-2012, 06:18 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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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.

For your own personal benefit, you may actually want to read the text and check out more than the first picture.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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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?



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Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 AM   #9
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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?
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:36 AM   #10
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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.

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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).
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:23 AM   #11
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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?
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:46 AM   #12
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Yep.

This is why we can't have nice discussions. Aliterate people opining.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:05 AM   #13
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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.






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Old 12-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #14
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what do they weigh, will my bmw air conditioning keep my head cool enough?
1490 grams/ 3.28 pounds

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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.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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Ok, you got me. Did not read the whole referenced post...
(Thankfully, as it makes even less sense to me now )
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