Roadrunner71 wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:01 am
How many of you guys feel that Helmet Manufacturers should release how well a Helmet protects the wearers Skull from an initial strike. The strike, that energy energy from reaching said-wearers Skull, and more importantly said wearers Brain from needing to absorb the energy from a head strike. Ile an initial strike of X G's, how well said Helmet would reduce X amount of G's down to Y amount of G's.
I don't think those numbers will ever come out, but I wish they would, too.
In reality, head strikes can come from many angles. Contact with sand may slide the helmet, reducing forces, while contact with rock may grab into the helmet, causing a more sudden stop. Hair length, headliners, and balaclavas can all change how much protection you will get from a helmet; sometimes it will be more, and sometimes less. Manufacturers just can't give answers for each of those factors. Even the weight of each head would be a factor, which can be different between pilots. A helmet that works well in a straight impact may fail miserably in a side impact.
Helmet do have testing standards. It may be helpful if you can ask each manufacturer about the standards that they can pass, for their various helmet lines. In general, any helmet that passes many standards will protect better than a helmet which only passes a few standards. In the real world, though, there will be impacts which no helmet can give enough head protection, to anybody.
I wish I had better news.