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non full face

Tried on a 3/4 with a riot shield and the first thing I noticed was the peripheral areas were better. I liked that a lot.

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post #2 of 32 Old 06-03-2008, 09:24 AM
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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.

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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

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The reason I'm so ugly today is because when I was a kid I raced Karts with a 3/4 helmet with a bubble shield. After getting upside down the first time I bought a Bell Star.

If you are planning on using only 3/4 of your head, then wear a 3/4 helmet!

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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.

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yep, and i like my strong, chiseled and manly jawline the way it is

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i am well aware of the less protective nature. why can't full face have the same peripherals ?

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i am well aware of the less protective nature. why can't full face have the same peripherals ?
Loss of structural integrity in the event of an unscheduled exit from your motorcycle.

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Loss of structural integrity in the event of an unscheduled exit from your motorcycle.
He knows what he is talking about....

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This is my preference:




Thinking about maybe this next with a pair of Icon boots:


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This is my preference:

Thinking about maybe this next with a pair of Icon boots, leather chaps, and RC90 on pinion:

He is not kidding people!

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Loss of structural integrity in the event of an unscheduled exit from your motorcycle.
We can eject and recieve a shuttle but we can't get .25 more inches of visibility without the helmet imploding. Oh. Ok.








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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.
The key question is .... What are you willing to pay for the helmet?

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I'm saving my quid for this rf-1000 thing everyone raves about. For 500 bones I'd BETTER be able to notice something more than a weight difference !

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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.

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I don't have a problem with peripheral vision at all in my Arai Quantum, I actually have to turn my eyes to see the edges of the opening.

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Ridge, Just get me the complete suit The Stig wears and I promise to behave

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It depends on the full face helmet. I prefer the Shoei RF-1000 for fit, finish, and comfort. But I also have an HJC CL-14 that has a larger opening on the side and offers greater peripheral view.

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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.


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Hey Lemonhead,

It was a great question for your WT bros.
It grinds me, and obviously others, most drain bamaged cruisers and bike renters don't have FF helmets!

cmelnick made the compromise high airflow helmet!

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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.
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Does your head make it's own gravity ?

I mean, look at the size of that thing!

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Ok melon head. I don't necessarily have a complaint, just think it could be better. E'ry lil bit helps, no ?

Added: Great pic, sbeau.

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Does your head make it's own gravity ?

I mean, look at the size of that thing!
It is massive isn't it? Just like my....

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Does your head make it's own gravity ?

I mean, look at the size of that thing!
That's just so wrong, but funny. Just image the helmet hair ...

I have a buddy that takes a XXXL! Serious, it's a freak'n melon. He looks like f'n Kazoo from the Flinstones.

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I was wondering how long it was going to take you to go their.

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That's just so wrong, but funny. Just image the helmet hair ...

I have a buddy that takes a XXXL! Serious, it's a freak'n melon. He looks like f'n Kazoo from the Flinstones.
Love your new avatar, gave me a good laugh first thing this morning, which was direly needed after mopping up water in the basement upon awakening.

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I'm saving my quid for this rf-1000 thing everyone raves about. For 500 bones I'd BETTER be able to notice something more than a weight difference !
I got mine for $199

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Love your new avatar, gave me a good laugh first thing this morning, which was direly needed after mopping up water in the basement upon awakening.
Glad to here it. There are few things worse than having a few inches of standing water in a basement!


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I got mine for $199
gert, that's a great price for a RF-1000.

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A friend with a partial helmet riding slowly locked up the front wheel in a slick spot, then face planted and became unconscious for many hours! Hello FF helmet.

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i have the icon domain 2 serpecant and i can see great. i to have to turn my eyes to see the side.

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