Hey guys, I was walking down the street holding my helmet, and it slipped from my hand. Dropped about 3 feet from waist to sidewalk. Very small scuffs on the paint.
I know hitting helmets IS BAD!!! But do I have to buy a new one? Dropping another 200-300 for this little accident is really tough to swallow.
I am guessing if I ever asked a manufacturer they would say buy another one for legal reasons and because there are so many variables into a drop that there's always a chance the integrity is compromised. But I'm thinking about odds here. If there's only a 1/10000 chance my helmet is compromised I'd still ride with it cause that's reasonable risk I think.
What do you guys think. From your experience and/or scientific knowledge would you buy a new one?