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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-23-2016, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

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I know you liked your Icon Airmada,but there are other budget helmets with better quality for slightly more money. Icon is not really the best quality gear.
HJC&Bell helmets are good,quality,lower priced helmets. Have a look. I know it's out of your country,but Ive bought many helmets from this website over the years and they will ship overseas.

Glad to see you're ok
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Thanks man, but I have to order something in Poland anyway, the shipping price is just too high (cheapest 40usd which is like 10-20% of the helmet)
I think this time I can invest some more money into Shoei or Arai, is there really point to do so? Or for my riding Bell/HJC are fine?
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

Get the best quality helmet you can afford,both Shoei and Arai are top-tier helmets. I've had both,right now I have a Shoei RF-1200
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

Sweet But I don't really like the looks of Arais and Shoeis, I just know they are very safe.
My friend has a shop but he doesnt have any Arais/Shoeis but a lot of HJCs etc.
I will go to see these in real life but only one question - is HJC considered as a LOW TIER helmet or just little lower than Shoei/Arais?
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

HJC RPHA 10 is a highly regarded helmet that many would consider on par with Arai or Shoei at half the price.
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

That's awesome since I had this helmet in my mind when I wrote that post . Regards!
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That's awesome since I had this helmet in my mind when I wrote that post . Regards!
Let me know how you like the HJC of you end up buying one. I'd like to get another helmet
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Let me know how you like the HJC of you end up buying one. I'd like to get another helmet
Sure thing!
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post #28 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-23-2016, 08:06 AM
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

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Your helmet has grind marks on it, I would replace it. What happens when you crash is the helmet lining gets compacted when there is an impact. It does not spring back from that, it's a one time reaction.
Glad it wan't too serious,

I realize others realize this, but as OF said (btw, I have older farts then him) the lining gets compressed- but does not rebound inside- made that way on purpose so that it really takes the force and dampens it and spreads it over a larger surface area- ONCE. The next time it's hit in that area, there is WAY less protection from an impact- transferring WAY more of the load/force to your epidural lining and cranium. Now for me, that's not much of a problem- because there is very little neural matter left in my head anyways; but for you, this could be a problem.

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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

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Obviously my two cents aren't worth much to you as I was not included in the wisdom giving lol
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Nor mine :
Awe, so sorry didn't mean to not include you both or anyone else.
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

Thanks Todd for explaining how does the helmet work!
As you guys said - I just ordered new HJC RPHA11!
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Let me know how you like the HJC of you end up buying one. I'd like to get another helmet
I got my HJC today, AND MAN IT'S SO AWESOME!
THANKS FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS
Fits perfect my head, is so fu*** comfortable, I love this helmet already!
Pinlock does its job so great!
Daaaaaamn, i can't wait for my first ride, will tell you then how does it feel, but so far - it's really a better helmet in every aspect compared to icon!
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Re: So... I had my first motocrash yesterday. :(

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I got my HJC; it's really a better helmet in every aspect compared to icon!
Of course it is. Icon sucks.

Where the pics at?
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