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post #1 of 29 Old 06-15-2007, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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why should I wear a full face helmet?

This is why, notice where most of the impacts occur.


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post #2 of 29 Old 06-15-2007, 05:29 AM
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I saw that too. Pretty interesting. I wonder if all the guys riding around with no gear can stomach looking at that whole page...

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I saw that too. Pretty interesting. I wonder if all the guys riding around with no gear can stomach looking at that whole page...
If they're riding around without any gear, they should be forced to look at it.

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If they're riding around without any gear, they should be forced to look at it.
+1 and AMEN! Far be it from me to wish harm upon anyone, but a low speed tipover might teach some of these shorts and sandals wearing idiots about self preservation. Hell, it might even drop my insurance rates.

Thanks for sharing the pic, async. This is why I've always gone full face. Never even considered a 3/4 because I like my chin the way it is.

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This is why I wear a special helmet that just covers my chin and forhead and leaves the back completely open for venting...


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Interesting stats!

They show folks hit their right chin 1/3 more than their left. Watch out when you are looking to the left!

They show little need for the top off the helmet! The first structured best vented cycling helmet was from Skidlid that had an open frame. It saved MANY lives. Then helmet competition lobbied for a standard requiring a solid top frame, causing SL to go out of business. Many folks that refused to wear the early poor venting heavy brain buckets got hurt.

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When I worked for several MC shops years back I always told the idiots that bought the shorty half helmets to make sure they land on top of their head "when" they are in an accident.

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This is why I wear a special helmet that just covers my chin and forhead and leaves the back completely open for venting...

No need to protect what's not there........

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No need to protect what's not there........
Yep. Protect what IS there, though. That's why i wear a cup that covers half of my right leg.

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To answer the question of the Thread Title:

I wear a full face because I'm just f'ugly!!! Second benefit is protection.

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I saw that too. Pretty interesting. I wonder if all the guys riding around with no gear can stomach looking at that whole page...
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I wear a full face helmet because I don't want to turn myself into a human Pez dispenser where teeth come out instead of candy.

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I'm way to pretty to risk not wearing one......

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I wear a full face helmet because I don't want to turn myself into a human Pez dispenser where teeth come out instead of candy.
LoL! Nice visual!

I got a washer (or something, not sure what it was) in the cheek tossed by a big rig back when I was a cool cruiser dude riding with an open face (not a brain bucket) helmet. Have worn full face ever since, every time.

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I wear one cause I look like "Fred Garvin. Male Prostitute"

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I wear one cause I look like "Dave Applebay. Male Prostitute"

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People who wear open faced helmets are just waiting for a big to come from nowhere to hit them in the face.

That happened to me a few years back. Good thing I was wearing my street full face helmet.

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Yeah, I was debating on full face until I saw a couple of low sides in my MSF class. Every time I saw the low side the chin and face shield on left or right of the helmet was tore up. If any of them were wearing an open face there would have been some trips to the hospital. Also, one of the people in the MSF course had their own modular full face flip helmets, after their low side that thing was mangled and didn't line up right. So I'm not a fan of the modular helmets either...

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People who wear open faced helmets are just waiting for a big to come from nowhere to hit them in the face.

That happened to me a few years back. Good thing I was wearing my street full face helmet.
The what DID happen to your face dude!?

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The what DID happen to your face dude!?
Oops! I meant a "big bird." A bird flew into the side of my face a few years ago. Jeff, who was riding behind in staggered position, saw the bird drop next to him. He thought that the bird just dropped off of the sky. I told him later that the bird hit me in the face first.

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Oops! I meant a "big bird." A bird flew into the side of my face a few years ago. Jeff, who was riding behind in staggered position, saw the bird drop next to him. He thought that the bird just dropped off of the sky. I told him later that the bird hit me in the face first.

Dayummmm..... that musta hurt!

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Dayummmm..... that musta hurt!
Rung my ears pretty well. I had my shield just cracked open and when the bird hit it, it closed and made a LOUD "pop" sound. Just imagine if I wasn't wearing a full faced helmet.

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Most cruiser riders wear minimal protection brain buckets...
Insurance should give a deep discount for wearing a FF helmet.

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Most cruiser riders wear minimal protection brain buckets...
Insurance should give a deep discount for wearing a FF helmet.
Amazing that they don't when you think about it.

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I did a face plant on I-80 at the Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza a few years back. Someone turned into my path on the "High Occupancy Vehicle" lane at the last moment.
I have a very clear memory of the incident and had time to think before hitting the macadam.
I didn't want to break my wrists / arms and didn't have much choice but to "take it on the chin" so to speak.
The plastic and fiberglass scraped away making a hollow noise inside my helmet. At the same time, my left knee made contact and smarted quite a bit.
I came to a stop and thought immediately "sure glad I had a full face helmet". It was a Rainy X8 and I remember thinking about what I'd replace it with before I got up off the ground.

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