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Old 12-01-2002, 08:47 PM   #1
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To any rally, track or auto-x guys. What kind of helmet do you use any why?

I've got to upgrade my old Bell full-face (Snell 85) and was looking for some feedback. I'm considering an open face design. Any thought?
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Old 12-01-2002, 09:50 PM   #2
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I like Bieffe helmets- they are very light and fit me well. Helmet makers cater to diffrent shape heads though- I can't wear Bell helmets.
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Old 12-01-2002, 09:53 PM   #3
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I also would like to see some pros chime in on this. I do not want to pay for a "name", and get crap. When I raced motocross, I wore an Arai, then used an AGV for the street bike. We need unbiased info on the likes of:

Open vs. closed face

(I swear my fireman doubles in size with a full face helmet. Even in a car. You just feel safer, so I drive that much harder. Motocross was 20 years ago. I wonder if that might help performance in the bedroom, too?

what brand and why


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Old 12-01-2002, 09:55 PM   #4
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Jamz, were you a C-section baby or natural?

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Old 12-01-2002, 10:08 PM   #5
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Hehe, Natural, but I have a pinhead.
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Old 12-01-2002, 10:19 PM   #6
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Pin- Head? -- Do you just poke it through the top?
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Old 12-01-2002, 10:28 PM   #7
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I would like to buy a helmet as well. I'm on a tight budget and I'm not sure if I would want an open face or a closed face helmet.
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Old 12-01-2002, 10:50 PM   #8
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i got an OMP Formula Integrale this summer.

i find it simply amazing. It's a full Face helmet, carbon fibre shell, and weights a little over 2.0 kg or 4 lbs.

i also spend 900 cdn. on a paint scheme for it
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Old 12-01-2002, 10:51 PM   #9
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Cobreth, you need a helmet running slicks in the rain!

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Old 12-01-2002, 11:10 PM   #10
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Bell Mag 5. Open face. Light.
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My old helmet really seemed to cut down on peripheral vision. I really believe that it did not help for auto-x where you've got to be three steps ahead.

Do you open face guys have any feedback?
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Old 12-01-2002, 11:33 PM   #12
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Cobreth, you need a helmet running slicks in the rain!

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Yeah, you're right about that. I'll call you tomorrow so I can pick up the tires.
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Old 12-02-2002, 12:46 AM   #13
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Bell M2. Good price, Snell SA2000, full-face, and larger eyeport for those who wear glasses like me. Drawback of a full-face over open face is it's more of a chore to put it on and remove if you have glasses. But I feel a lot safer with the full face. Full-face also helps to hide the silly exertion expressions on your face that course workers s****** at as you pass by...

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Old 12-02-2002, 01:35 AM   #14
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Old 12-02-2002, 01:46 AM   #15
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Go Here: http://www.bieffeamerica.com/get_it.htm then click on auto blow out. just make sure the helmet is Snell rated id you want to use it for everything.
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Helmet makers cater to diffrent shape heads though- I can't wear Bell helmets.
Jamz has got it right... probably the most important thing is fit. The size alone just won't tell you nearly as much as actually trying one on.... everybody's molds are based on different head shapes as well as size.

Even if you don't buy from a local retailer (although it's always good to support your local store) you should go there to try on the makes and models you're considering.

Also, consider eye protection as part of your choice equasion. Open and even some full-face helmets don't/can't offer a visor. Even in a closed cockpit car, crap can fly in the windows (especially if you're upside down doing agricultural work...), so think about goggle or glasses fit as well.
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Old 12-02-2002, 10:50 AM   #17
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this is the helmet i have



they also make it in an wide eye port version for exactly the same price

I researched all over the place, and found this to be the cheapest and lightest. it beats the crap outta any beiffe any day. in looks and bang for the buck

heres the wide eye port version



comfort wise..it's way more comfortable than my old ARAI motorcycle helmet.
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Old 12-02-2002, 11:23 AM   #18
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I use the Bell SR-Pro
It has the protection of a full face but its as comfy as an open face and does not restrict vision. Its kind of like the best of both worlds

https://www.ogracing.com/eshop/itemd...lwm7&itemid=46

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My old helmet really seemed to cut down on peripheral vision. I really believe that it did not help for auto-x where you've got to be three steps ahead.

Do you open face guys have any feedback?
I use a G-Force open face, model GF750. It's a nice SA2000 helmet for the money, but there are certainly superior products out there. I do maybe 10 track days a year and it works great for me. Peripheral vision is the primary reason that I have an open face helmet. I need all I can get. I'd like to have the extra protection afforded by a full face, but I just can't give up the vision.

http://www.gforce.com/products/helmets/gf750.html

Good luck!

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Thanks to all who responded. You've given me some good leads.

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Me too!

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