How to choose a dirtbike helmet?
I call it brain safety. With the amount of press that concussion syndrome gets lately. People are more aware that choosing a dirtbike helmet can have a direct long term effect on their health. But what are the facts you need to know? How much force can my helmet safely absorb and not effect my health? Well when it comes to this question which should be vital to choosing a good helmet here is the answer that is readily available. The answer is Nobody Knows).
Say what, but nobody really knows how much force your brain can take before injury occurs. The Armed forces will not accept you if you have had a concussion. Does that give you some indication of the seriousness of brain injury. Read this article from MXA about choosing a good mx helmet.
So here is what could be done to solve this problem. We need to develop a “black box” that riders can wear to measure the forces in a crash. Engineers do a good job of developing products to a set of specifications. When it comes to dirtbike helmets, nobody knows what the specs should be. Let’s find out, with the electronic technology available, developing a black box for dirtbike riders shouldn’t be too difficult.
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