I'm a fan of the helmet. I wear a 3/4 lid because I like the visability & feel clausterphobic in a full face, but know I should deal with it & get used to them.
The shield may not shatter but will smash against your face if provoked. The key benefit of a full face is the jawbone section if you were to faceplant or slide face down it will bridge the gap over your face.i bought a 3/4 helmet to for visabilitie but its got a shatter proof shield that comes down i think they called them jet pilot helmets. should i worry about these to or should that be safe enough.the shield locks in right? i have a full helmet but its useless the shild is gone on it
You DO know that the difference between an "identical" glass-fibre shell, a carbon shell, and a poly (moulded) shell is measured in tenths-of-an-ounce, right? With poly being the lightest, most-easily controlled tolerances.standards for racing equipment is diffrent than street equipment.all im realy trying to say is we have stronger materials out there that should be used other than fiberglass and styrofoam.and that dot should raise the standard to carbon fiber its lighter and stronger if done right after a while even those helmets will drop to an acceptable cost level.what would be awsome if there was a machine that scaned your head and pops out a custom formed helmet for your head thats the future i hope
The shell (no matter what it's made of) is to prevent intrusion into the helmet, and to dissipate the force of a blow across a larger area. As to the foam - up to a point, softer IS better. But, it's a tradeoff: It has to decelerate your head by compressing as slowly as feasible, yet quickly enough to be effective and not compress so far as to allow your head to impact the inner-shell.ok thats where im mixed up i thought that the fiber glass takes the impact and you impact the styro foam where it actually fiberglass hits styro foam and styro foam hits you.fiberglass is ment to bow/give on impact. i was thinking the harder the better for outer shell and softer inside the better.