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Jeano
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PostSubject: Helmet Help   Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:09 pm

starting track soon, shall i rent my helmet the first time to make sure i want to continue or just bite the bullet

ive measured my head im 58cm which means im on the limit of an M

i read a guide which says if in doubt go for smaller so im guessing i should stay with M?

where do people get theres from and

are there any requirements for helmets at trackdays?
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:54 pm

Have a read through this thread which should explain everything:

http://www.www.built4track.co.uk/t464-track-helmet-specifications

I got an OMP Jet Axis from rallydesign.co.uk. I've not been to a trackday where they check your helmet to ensure it meets regulations and is in a decent condition.

If you want that type of thing I've heard parts of Brighton are worth a visit.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:02 pm

When i bought mine i was just about to do my bike test so i paid 60 for a closed face that looks like this




But after Llandow last year i will be investing in an open faced because i found it really hard to breathe. Sam (Nellers) paid 30 off e homosensual if i remember for a closed face but i guess it down to preferance. My advice is to go to a motorbike shop and try a M and L and see what feels better mate then get it off net it will save you a few quid.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:11 pm

cheers guys i think ill go for an open face,

whenever i go to paintball etc i can never breathe and steam it up lol
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:13 pm

Jeano wrote:
cheers guys i think ill go for an open face,

whenever i go to paintball etc i can never breathe and steam it up lol

No just get shot it the face Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:01 am

Jeano, I've got a white open faced one in large here, I'll bring it to the Pod in March for you afro
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:03 am

Dave-R wrote:
I've not been to a trackday where they check your helmet to ensure it meets regulations.

Not yet but i keep hearing rumours...

Regardless, i've got a open face motorbike one, cost about 35... but the OMP ones are nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:32 am

You probably won't be a medium in all helmet makes, I have two full face helmets that i currently use, one is a medium and the other is a large but both feel the same fit. Best to check all sizes before you buy, or even try on if you can. There are plenty of bike shops about.

As for circuit day's ive heard more and more circuit groups like msv running more thorough checks, but rarely experience it myself on a track day.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:54 am

I have an OMP jet and tbh from using open and closed face lids, it's the greater visability you get with an open face that swung it for me...just don't go and buy a kit car afterwards Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:51 am

Maybe it's just tunnel vision, but ive never had an issue with visability using full face helmets, plus i feel a great comfort in the extra face protection.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:14 am

Masher wrote:
Maybe it's just tunnel vision, but ive never had an issue with visability using full face helmets, plus i feel a great comfort in the extra face protection.

My face is ugly so a crash might improve it so open face is fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:32 am

Reechard wrote:
My face is ugly

Full face is recommended for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Dave-R wrote:

Full face is recommended for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:07 am

I think we'd all agree that's much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:27 am

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Helmet Help   Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 am

Im going to scare you all and drive naked if I have to wear that full face. Who will want a no visored helemt then!
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