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    Formerly FURY Array Triplepete's Avatar
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    Question Ever drop your helmet?

    Just wonder if any of you have ever dropped your helmet without your noggin in it.

    If so, what brand and model?
    Distance of drop?
    Visible damage?
    What did you do about it?

    They say most helmets are good for a 3' drop on flat concrete, but I dunno if you can really test it afterward anyway. Any thoughts?
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    MCSOULJAH
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    never dropped my yet...

    isn't: Snell Approved like 5 feet
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    D.O.T Approved 3 feet

    and i heard there is a place that can do X-rays for your helmet if you wanna find out if it is cracked or not in the inside, but it costs 2-3 bills i think.

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    everyday...I had a $1200 Arai and I dropped it off my mirror and I had it x-rayed and it was toast...since I have only owned $400 HJC's lol

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    Friend dropped my helmet today, scratched up my visor.

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    make em pay for new visor, and think about new helmet.

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    Originally posted by `bertR1`
    everyday...I had a $1200 Arai and I dropped it off my mirror and I had it x-rayed and it was toast...since I have only owned $400 HJC's lol
    so how far was the drop?

    i am wary about x-ray companies. they can lie to you just to cover their asses. did they show you the proof? i guess you need to justify the cost of x-ray too.

    maybe this will be a good reason for me to get a new helmet
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    i'm pretty sure they give u proof man, do they take a x-ray of ur leg and not show u the pic? i don't think so...

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    Originally posted by MCSOULJAH
    i'm pretty sure they give u proof man, do they take a x-ray of ur leg and not show u the pic? i don't think so...
    you have to know what you are looking for though. you also have to assume the properly x-rayed it.
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    Drop it at Pac Yam parking lot...in front of a whole bunch of guys...half of whom I did not know...

    helmet was hanging on my left mirror and i turned around...next thing i heard "Thump"....helmet down...

    i lost the breathing vent but Arai replace it thru RMS!!! I am still wearing the helmet and it looks fine except for a bit of paint chip

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    My passenger dropped my Shoei around knee level and chipped the paint abit. I thought it wasn't a big deal until I read the article in the Feb. edition of Motorcyclist... Ultimately visible damage is not good indication whether the ESP lining has been comprimised!!

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    bump. that's it? no one else here admits to dropping helmet?
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    i did, just under 3 feet drop, cleaning the visor and it slipped

    landed on the side, i have a suomy so the side cover is scratched, thats it, didnt xray, im pretty sure its fine and are still wearing it

    my shoei was dropped too but with my head IN it, haha, actually were you at spokane when i ate it head first?

    im actually suprised i havent dropped more, im pretty clumbsy, my cell phone goes down daily and ive even run it over with a dirt bike, still works like a charm
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    I've dropped my helmet around 5 or 6 times now.

    It's an Arai Quantum F. Most of the drops have been from about mirror height. It's also survived 2 lowsides and a pocketbike mishap (I blame Harps on that one).

    It's got scratches in it, some of the vents are a little bunged up on top but otherwise it's fine. I should probably get another helmet but meh.
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    several times, once was running up some concrete stairs in a apartment building and slipped and nailed the helmet on the edge of a step. Lots of scratches on mine.
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    Only with my head in it, more times than I can count. Shit, I can't count.......what the hell?

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