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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2009, 01:07:58 pm »
buy a new helmet...  :lmao:

Tim, email me a list of what was in your box, the packing tape was split!
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #73 on: December 08, 2009, 01:45:13 pm »
Tim, email me a list of what was in your box, the packing tape was split!

one million dollars in small unmarked bills...
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2009, 01:47:05 pm »
With all that goes on in a typical race weekend, compounded with having to do the race school to get your license, and all the expenses of the first race weekend (when you realize that you don't have everything that you will need), why would you want to wait til then to find out that you will need to buy a new helmet anyway. Like I said before, just get a second one, and if your first one passes, then you can use that as your spare.
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #75 on: December 08, 2009, 01:48:19 pm »
one million dollars in small unmarked bills...

Gone, there were some smelly gloves and leathers left in it's place.

Seriously, How many single gloves did you send?
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #76 on: December 08, 2009, 01:51:48 pm »
With all that goes on in a typical race weekend, compounded with having to do the race school to get your license, and all the expenses of the first race weekend (when you realize that you don't have everything that you will need), why would you want to wait til then to find out that you will need to buy a new helmet anyway. Like I said before, just get a second one, and if your first one passes, then you can use that as your spare.

instead of just showing up on race day, I thought by asking here first i would preempt that scenario altogether.
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #77 on: December 08, 2009, 01:54:04 pm »
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #78 on: December 08, 2009, 01:57:38 pm »
Plus it's an HJC...
http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=25781

It's a carbon fiber shelled HJC, not a polycarbonate one.
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #79 on: December 08, 2009, 02:09:21 pm »
Gone, there were some smelly gloves and leathers left in it's place.

Seriously, How many single gloves did you send?

do you think those Komodo's will pass tech???   :biggrin:

glove count confirmed via email  :thumb:
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2009, 02:17:11 pm »
do you think those Komodo's will pass tech???   :biggrin:


Yup, they're so holy they will get you into heaven as a matter of fact.   :biggrin:
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #81 on: December 08, 2009, 02:21:00 pm »
do I get to see JESUS H CHRIST?????   :lmao:
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2009, 02:29:37 pm »


DevinC, your reply is rather hard to read... but i'll try to respond.

An impact is NOT an impact. there's soft through hard. It's not so black and white. The moment you say compromised, it doesn't go black. it's now a shade of gray. Maybe it's ok, maybe it's not. if it were cut and dried (black and white, however you want to say it) then NO ONE would do re-certification on helmets AND I MEAN NO ONE. The fact of the matter is that there IS re-certification out there, and that means there has to be some gray.

the top coat is Polyurethane. Same stuff on your car. it flakes and lifts off pretty easily. the scraches are from a soft impact into rocky pavement. a few high points on the pavement chipped through the clear coat, and left the over penetration on the shell. VERY LITTLE OVER PENETRATION OCCURRED. the number of scratches also indicate, somewhat, the heft of the impact and duration on the pavement. not very many means not very long. also given that the only places that have clear coat lift are at the scratch sites indicates that the shell did not flex so there's no question the EPS was not a factor in protection. the only thing that got wear from protection was the shell, but wear only and not a deal breaker for me. if the CF was frayed or cut, it'd be a different story. i'm not as cavalier as ya'll make me out to be.

zero concussions.

HJC wont test because they DONT test. if they DID test, but WOULDN'T test, now that's a different story.

I have a replacement on the way from an incredibly awesome friend. Now i have two perfectly crashible helmets


I understand you on the black & white. I just think of helmet damage as not so black and white. I understand your frustration because you were there when you crashed. In your mind, all these people are saying it's bad when you know what happened, how that scratch got there, etc. What we are all trying to say is that, we don't care how it got there. You should really replace it. (at least that is what i'm trying to say) Don't skimp on your helmet. Other things may be gray area. Not your helmet. These are all my own opinions. I think HJC won't test your helmet because of the fear of lawsuits because they don't have enough faith in their own product as it is.  Alot of us here would replace it. It's good you got a new helmet. I would buy even another one. Especially since they are HJC's. Those things are cheap. (solids are anyways)

I guess we don't know 100% that your helmet is "bad" due to the seen damage. I know one thing though, it HAS been weakened.
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Re: Protective Gear Question
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2009, 02:34:10 pm »
do I get to see JESUS H CHRIST?????   :lmao:

Might meet a flying spaghetti monster.  :ahhh: :lmao:

I personally like how his meatballs have not yet descended...

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