POC bicycle helmet for trials?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Bigbird, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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  2. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I destroyed a Snell $400 dollar helmet back in the 90's hitting a Cottonwood limb on a hill climb in San Antonio. I woke up to motorcycle boots around me. :huh

    I just purchased a new helmet although my former helmet appears fine. Just worn out on the inside from sweat.

    This one:
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    POC, Fox and other motorcycle helmets for downhill MTB etc. are ubber expensive and of course also well made. There is also the DOT thing.
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  3. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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    Geez, I'll give it one more shot then go back to reading entertaining RRs, cuz if I end up with post counts as high as you two before I retire and get out of here I will know I have failed to heed the warning about arguing on the internet.

    To answer the first question, chipped/broken teeth while wearing open face in past. As to your "some things" comment, I have no idea what else besides my wearing a FF helmet you are addressing.

    Finally, I noticed Andrew Oldar wore a FF when he competed in our event at Donner a few years back. And I heard he wore a FF when he gave his training class to our club recently. Too bad you weren't there, you could have used your hail argument on him too.

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  4. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Stu in Florida, I don't think there is any argument here, just comments. I totally support someone wearing a FFH. Conrad in our club has worn one for years as well as others.

    Andrew Oldar wears a FFH due to a bicycle trials accident. He essentially destroyed his face, blocked wind pipe due to teeth imbedded. He missed a tap up - and went over the bars into concrete. He was put in a comma for a long time, then mega face reconstruction and $$$$. His parents insisted on a FFH after that and he will never ride a trials bicycle again. Also one of the nicest kids around, just like his parents.

    I think all kids starting in moto trials should consider wearing a FFH :deal T%There are many great options to consider, including a FFFKKK slalom ski race guard.:D

    Conrad:

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  5. sweetwater

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    I opened this thread on a lark and ended up reading the whole thing to this point. We watched a trials video last week where one fellow missed a "jump" (might be incorrect term) and then proceed to fall 6'+ onto his unprotected mug. Boulder vs. Face...

    I was hurting for him. He wasn't a young pup judging by the clip, but he did bounce onto his feet and then you could hear the groans from the spectators/judges and I wanted to see the carnage to judge for myself.

    However, I've seen a lot of this stuff on my old race circuit where a FFH wasn't kool and at most we wore Jawa/JT mask on our lightweight Echo or Vigor or JT bicycle helmets. Many paid a high price to avoid that unsightly FFH.

    My kids wear FFH same as the old man does these days. If I ventured into trials I'd pick the most comfortable protection I could get in a FF design.

    Besides, I'm not getting any cuter :D
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  6. ridenm

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    As a past president of the New Mexico Trials Association I think I can speak for the membership and assure you that no one in our club would cast a disparaging eye on anyone choosing to wear a full-face helmet. That kind of "kool" we don't need.
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  7. sweetwater

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    Ridenm, that is perfect perspective! Broken faces are bad ju-ju.
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  8. Sting32

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    Little touchy, so I will just try to say it directly without being "funny" as I tried to, {fail}

    I was just commenting on Snell/DOT what have you, vs bicycle hockey helmets that have been "good enough" considering 99% of trials riders never wore a helmet not that long ago, and how practical it is or Isn't to "attempt" to prevent injury for every "possible" outcome. Sheesh. I hope you find your perfect helmet, ffs. If you ride Pro level sections, or even if I did, I would probably wear more protection, than I do now, until I felt comfortable as the existing pro riders... if I moved up to Master/Pro I would do like the Dennis family does, wear a trimmed up MX chest protector, maybe add to that thigh pads.

    But for Novice-intermediate, with average skills and stuff, I think sometimes us 'Mericans over think it sometimes.

    There is NOT any mention of "kool" or not kewl, to wear helmet of one kind or the other. I did state I though kind poignantly, trying to be funny, if you think about it, you might want to wear a helmet in the car too, or have one with you for hailstorms, or crossing the street on foot.

    Just trying to make a person that might be over thinking/worrying think. But go ahead and be pissed that I said anything, I seem to like it that way. :eek1
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