I've seen horrible aftermath pix of sub-helmet folks EATING pavement! In the advanced MSF class they taut me to keep turning to verify traffic and obstacles in blindspots to maintain a safety buffer and prepare for avoidance. Besides FF helmets being MUCH safer, another advantage is they are quieter.
Having smacked the chinbar of my Arai F1 on the ground HARD in a lowside I don't think I'd feel safe with anything less than a full coverage helmet.
Like Dream said, if I'm on the bike my head is on a swivel
We can eject and recieve a shuttle but we can't get .25 more inches of visibility without the helmet imploding. Oh. Ok.
Last thread I ever start.
Why are you taking things so personal lately?
The amount of R&D that goes into a helmet is a direct attribute of the amount of money the manufacturers are willing to invest. I'm almost positive that most manufacturers have looked at and/or tried new concept designs that never make it to market for safety reasons or other criteria.
When you calculate the force a helmet chin must endure if a rider of moderate weight and stature (5'10" 185lbs) exits a motorcycle at 160+/-mph on a racetrack and lands squarely on the chin bar. I would bet that most high end helmets are already at the limits of what is possible with modern manufacturing design and materials. Most FF helmets offer a very wide panoramic view. Wide enough that the greatest majority of riders are quite content. If not, they are then willing to take the risks associated and purchase a non full-face helmet.
Chill out man. That's twice in a week that you have taken offense to people responding to your threads.
What part of your head is most likely to eat pavement?
Statistics show that the chin/face area is the most common impact area in a crash.
A helmet company that makes less than full face helmets is being irresponsible.
After carefully studying this statistical data, I have converted my EXO-1000 helmet into a lightweight, air-cooled helmet which will protect my head within a reasonable probability of crash impact spot.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
- Stephen Hawking
My HJC AC-12 CF has great periphial vision, can't complain at all. I also feel that if I do a face plant it will protect the hair on my chiny chin chin, as well as G's pretty face. Well, hers will protect her, mine will protect me. If she did a face plant that is. Unless she was wearing mine, but then again hers is a M, mine's an XL. So never mind. Yeah, Big ol' Melon Head, say it.