Anyone (besides me) ride with a full-face helmet?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Will Hesch, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Will Hesch

    Will Hesch Adventurer

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    I get your point but don't plan on ever riding up a 20' face where I, then my bike could fall on me. I don't ride the world circuit so that's not an issue for me or for 99% of the members on this forum.

    I'm sure the rules are for insurance purposes and probably won't be changed any time soon.

    It just seems to make sense to me to wear a helmet designed for slower impacts than one that is designed for highway speed impacts. My pea-brain needs all the help it can get!
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  2. nwcycle

    nwcycle Long timer

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    I am on the side of wearing the MTB Helmet, as i personally think it protects better than the ones that the everyone seems to wear, and they actually look 2 sizes to small for the most part..
    I just feel beter knowing that my mug is protected better, not that I have a glamor smile, its I dont have any dental ins....
    I dont do any 20' anything unless it involves a ladder,.............:evil
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  3. workerant

    workerant Spaß im Dreck

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    Depends what I'm doing. I'll wear an open face helmet for field drills but if there are rocks or trees around I'm wearing my full face dirt helmet. If it's a combo day I err on the side of safety.

    I'm not vain but nobody's face is improved by crashing on it.
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  4. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    Macattack occasionally wears his full face downhill mountain bike helmet, i wish i could get him to wear it every ride. the rest of the time he is in a high quality open face.

    I personally ride in a very "stylish" but not very "cool' temp motocross helmet. I am just a rookie/novice, but know that I make stupid mistakes and it is worth the little extra weight to protect my face.
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  5. caryder

    caryder Been here awhile

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    One of the advanced guys in our club started wearing his full face for practice and events. He gets a lot of why? comments from the other members. His takeaway is he feels more comfortable wearing it than an open face due to crash concerns. He is an aggressive rider and has moved through the classes pretty fast. For me it's a weight issue. The lighter the better as long as it's still going to protect my skull from rocks and hard knocks. I still wear knee pads though as my legs always get hurt in that area if I don't wear them even if I don't fall. I bang around on the frame, foot pegs and the occasional rock pretty much every ride. I hate taking a foot peg to the back of the knee when I don't make an obstacle.


    Chuck
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