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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 02:06 AM
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Honestly im quite confuse on w/c approval should i follow in your opinion guys w/c is better? i notice that hjc has this approval on there helmet or sometime it has the both sticker so does this mean it very highly recommended?
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Snell is what you want to follow. Dot passes those little peanut shell helmets that you see street bike guys wearing. DOT test is a drop test, Snell is a all direction testing. I highly recommend any helmet with both ratings.

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Snell is what you want to follow. Dot passes those little peanut shell helmets that you see street bike guys wearing. DOT test is a drop test, Snell is a all direction testing. I highly recommend any helmet with both ratings.
great info,I'm in the process of buying a helmet for my son and want a good one for safty,but can't afford the high expensive ones. is any of the helmets on Ebay any good? So basically I need to get a snell rated helmet,not a dot one?
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Seems there's a lot of companies not doing the proper safty stuff! Government should protect the consumer better! specially during holidays ...just sad...
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Watch out on some of the dot helmets, you can buy that little dot sticker and put it on one to make it look legit.

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Watch out on some of the dot helmets, you can buy that little dot sticker and put it on one to make it look legit.
even buying it from a helmet company, like 123 go helmet? I want to get it for safty,he won't be racing ,but I want him protected just the same. plus I want to get one for me. Say used is out of the question period?
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Every helmet sold MUST be DOT approved. Snell is an optional testing that the companies actually pay for. The DOT test is up to the MFG of the helmet to make it pass. They are rarely check by the government. Snell was a racer that died from his DOT helmet crushing. Now there is a group called Snell that does crush test on helmets.

The try to crush the helmet in every direction possible. DOT drops the helmet from I think 10 feet, if it doesn't crack it passes.

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Let me clarify. Just because a helmet does not have a Snell rating does not mean it is not a good helmet. MSR, HJC and some other brands do not use Snell but they are just as good as the others.

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Every helmet sold MUST be DOT approved. Snell is an optional testing that the companies actually pay for. The DOT test is up to the MFG of the helmet to make it pass. They are rarely check by the government. Snell was a racer that died from his DOT helmet crushing. Now there is a group called Snell that does crush test on helmets.

The try to crush the helmet in every direction possible. DOT drops the helmet from I think 10 feet, if it doesn't crack it passes.

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So basically I can buy a helmet there and be confident in my purchase?
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Yes, that is where I have got all my helmets. I personally don't like HJC but that doesn't mean they are not safe.

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