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Offline GhostSixFour

Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2021, 01:33:32 pm »
From my son's off a few weeks ago..

Is the consensus that this helmet should be scrapped?

Fuzzy..... scrap that helmet!...... not worth taking a risk. It'll probably split with the next impact. Your head's not worth taking a risk with a compromised "sletterpet!" :eek7: :3some:

Yeah I hear a lot about helmets potentially splitting on next impact. I am certain that there are instances where this would be true . Where is the line drawn or is it just a given that once you fall its burnt toast?

If I have a R8k helmet and I'm not insured and it gets some scratches in a fall , i'm not so keen to just throw it away. I understand if it was an impact which would change the integrity of the helmets structure, ie: cracked right through
but if its just scratches?

Does everyone just replace to be safe ?

Seeing as I wear a helmet as a last line of defense against potentially dying - if I had an R8k and I couldn't afford to replace it, I'd insure it. And if I didn't want to insure it, I'd get a R4k helmet that I could replace. I mean, if you're gonna take chances, and potentially have it fail when you need it, why even wear it in the first place?
 
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2021, 01:46:55 pm »
It is almost shocking to see how well these helmets did their work by looking at the damage and marks on them. Glad that all of you are OK.

My riding gear is insured under "Wearing apparel and personal effects"  for R30 000 on my insurance policy and cost me just over R100 odd a month with an minimum excess of R250 if I'm not mistaken. Touch wood, but luckily I didn't had the opportunity to make use of this part of my insurance policy.
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2021, 01:59:51 pm »
I guess each to his own, but in my view the visible damage on a helmet is only the tip of the iceberg - helmets are designed to absord the impact energy and cannot provide the same protection again. In my case I also replaced the neck brace I was wearing even though it showed no damage at all.  But again I might be a bit over sensitive in terms of safety equipment used in high risk activities (I still enjoy the occasional rock climbing and used to be a trained abseil supervisor back in the day). Maybe some of that stuck with me.
 
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2021, 02:06:11 pm »
With regards to insurance: my new helmet and neck brace are insured for about R10k for R42.00pm. That's a pie & coke's value for not having to worry about it. (Wish I had it in place for the helmet/brace worn in my accident.)
 
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2021, 02:58:23 pm »
I guess each to his own, but in my view the visible damage on a helmet is only the tip of the iceberg - helmets are designed to absord the impact energy and cannot provide the same protection again. In my case I also replaced the neck brace I was wearing even though it showed no damage at all.  But again I might be a bit over sensitive in terms of safety equipment used in high risk activities (I still enjoy the occasional rock climbing and used to be a trained abseil supervisor back in the day). Maybe some of that stuck with me.

Yet, let me guess, while rockclimbing, do you wear a decent helmet, neckbrace, etc?

So is your life worth different values at different activities? :pot:
 

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2021, 03:04:32 pm »
It is almost shocking to see how well these helmets did their work by looking at the damage and marks on them. Glad that all of you are OK.

My riding gear is insured under "Wearing apparel and personal effects"  for R30 000 on my insurance policy and cost me just over R100 odd a month with an minimum excess of R250 if I'm not mistaken. Touch wood, but luckily I didn't had the opportunity to make use of this part of my insurance policy.

I will check it out with my insurer.. Ive never insured gear.
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2021, 03:15:22 pm »
I guess each to his own, but in my view the visible damage on a helmet is only the tip of the iceberg - helmets are designed to absord the impact energy and cannot provide the same protection again. In my case I also replaced the neck brace I was wearing even though it showed no damage at all.  But again I might be a bit over sensitive in terms of safety equipment used in high risk activities (I still enjoy the occasional rock climbing and used to be a trained abseil supervisor back in the day). Maybe some of that stuck with me.

Yet, let me guess, while rockclimbing, do you wear a decent helmet, neckbrace, etc?

So is your life worth different values at different activities? :pot:

In fact I do, well you don't get a neck brace for climbing, but helmet always!
 

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2021, 03:17:28 pm »
No helmet damage.

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2021, 03:17:52 pm »
We will have to carefully watch the for sale section for 2nd hand Polyfilla`d  lids the next few days.... :peepwall:
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2021, 03:40:40 pm »
No helmet damage.

I'm just here for dookie's avatar.
Might need a neckbrace for that..........
 

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2021, 04:06:43 pm »
Mine from last month's accident. Was cruising along nicely and then suddenly came down head first on a gravel road near Steytlerville after hitting a duiker.
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2021, 05:21:00 pm »
Mine from last month's accident. Was cruising along nicely and then suddenly came down head first on a gravel road near Steytlerville after hitting a duiker.
Waaaar duik die mense so in die Karoo, dis dan moer droog daar.
Al wat geduik het was die duiker bok!!! ;D :o :(
My maat kon erg seergekry het. :o :(
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2021, 06:35:31 pm »
Mine from last month's accident. Was cruising along nicely and then suddenly came down head first on a gravel road near Steytlerville after hitting a duiker.
Waaaar duik die mense so in die Karoo, dis dan moer droog daar.
Al wat geduik het was die duiker bok!!! ;D :o :(
My maat kon erg seergekry het. :o :(

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2021, 08:25:16 pm »
So here is mine.. should i toss away this here helmet.. (airoh commander)
It fell from the mirror on to the road.. small cracks visible.
No other damage whatsoever basically brand new. . .
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2021, 08:58:16 pm »
Geensand, those cracks are only cosmetic, probably in the final "gelcoat", if you like to give it a name.

Helmets are tougher than many here seem to think.
 

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2021, 09:00:11 pm »
Geensand, those cracks are only cosmetic, probably in the final "gelcoat", if you like to give it a name.

Helmets are tougher than many here seem to think.
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2021, 09:16:14 pm »
Het julle nie, JY moet jou kop gebruik verkeerd verstaan nie?? Bliksem KR daai hoed van jou moet n bangmaak ad wees vir pispot helmets! Daai ek gaan net gou kafee toe hoedjies. Sal graag die res van jou kit wou sien. Nonkeng jy en Dwerg sal n helmet museum op julle eie kan begin!

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2021, 09:31:43 pm »
So here is mine.. should i toss away this here helmet.. (airoh commander)
It fell from the mirror on to the road.. small cracks visible.
No other damage whatsoever basically brand new. . .
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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2021, 07:55:15 am »
So here is mine.. should i toss away this here helmet.. (airoh commander)
It fell from the mirror on to the road.. small cracks visible.
No other damage whatsoever basically brand new. . .
Gooi weg, koop nuwe. Jou brein is meer werd as 'n nuwe helmet. :sip:

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Re: Show us your helmet damage
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2021, 10:26:09 am »
'n Groot tor het 'n ruk gelede in my kletterpet vasgevlieg.  Ek wou foto's plaas maar het dit reeds afgewas.
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