Hot helmets a thing of the past with koroyd instead of foam?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by fprintf, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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  2. AtLarge

    AtLarge Been here awhile

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    I am due for a new helmet. Good to know this.
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  3. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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  4. MT 007

    MT 007 Been here awhile

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    this was a surprise... "Looking at the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) index, an internationally recognised metric developed by the automotive industry, the risk of fatal traumatic brain injury when wearing the MT500 Helmet with Koroyd’s tubular core is again reduced to less than 5%*, compared to a shockingly high 77%* at the acceptable level for motorcycle helmets meeting European certification." might consider the mountain bike helmet as it looks pretty light (390g) and with HIC numbers like that probably would give better protection than a trials helmet at 850g (Hebo carbon).
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  5. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    The heat difference won't be as much in trials. Our helmets are already vented well and predominately open face with the cheek pads out in summer.

    We also don't move that fast much of the time, so we don't get much big-air flow-through which can really help with cockroached-up fast off roaders with mostly non-vented encapsulation and full-face format.

    I do like the energy-absorbing part though. Most helmets have long used polystyrene to absorb impact energy. The PS crushes, but that takes a lot of impact energy to initiate. It'd be nice to have a 'long travel' helmet liners, which PS is not. Maybe one too that can be reused after a big impact because the Koroyd isn't crushed?
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  6. foxtrapper

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    Interesting! Wonder how it compares to the 6D helmet.
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