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By Roadrunner71
#402821
HELMETS: We must protect our number one Asset, our BRAINS! I would love to know Just what Helmet being manufactured today if you were to have the carse where you would need Said Helmet to lessen the shock resulting from an impact, being thus transferred to the wearwers Brain. Just what Helmet would protect the wearers from the shock loading the best in regards to Helmets that are on the Market.
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By remmoore
#402825
DMarley wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:49 pm
...there is a limit to the energy absorption of any helmet. Past that point, marked cards aren't' gonna help.
Completely true, but there are many options available which will provide much better impact and rotational force protection than EN-966 helmets such as Charly and Icaro. If Chris (Roadrunner) had been wearing a Kali Shiva instead of his Charly Insider, his near-fatal head injuries may well have been lessened. Even most downhill and BMX helmets provide better protection than HG helmets.

RM
By Roadrunner71
#402826
Guys the mere fact that I am sitting here at my Computer typing away putting up this post. For it bears bears a testament to my Bodies ability to recover from that severe injury that my Body took 8 years ago. but now today for me to put my Head in motion. With the possibility of my skull and my brain experiencing a sudden stop. Weather that situation occurs as as result of my Flying my Predator, My ridding a Jumping Horse, my ridding of a Bicycle, whatever activity that I am to engage in. I need the Finest Helmet made. I just am not sure what Helmet that is. It very well might be a Kali Silva. Or maybe another Brand. What ever Make Helmet that would be appropriate for me. I want one.
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By remmoore
#402841
waltspoint wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:50 am
Where would I find these Kalis in stock to try on? Would motorcycle shops carry them? Push out, /jd
First off, I don't formally represent Kali in any manner - I'm just a huge fan of their primary focus, which is to create better helmet protection. That may sound funny, but I'm convinced many helmet manufacturers are only interested in making flashier helmets that increase their sales bottom line. No consideration for improved safety - Icaro certainly comes to mind in the HG world. I've met with Brad, Kali's principal designer and co-owner, three times and our discussions about improvements in helmet safety were really eye-opening . This rocket engineer (yes, really) became so interested in improving helmet safety that he set up his own company to design and build them.

So, to your question - you can go to Kali's website and find their dealer locator. I've heard that the dealer-finder component of Kali's website has been funky at times, and folks have called direct to their sales department for dealer assistance.

RM
By Roadrunner71
#402888
Guys: This is great I see that you guys have a genuine interest in keeping your selves protected. I hope that that there is even more interest displayed upon this Subject.
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By remmoore
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Roadrunner71 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:32 am
Guys: This is great I see that you guys have a genuine interest in keeping your selves protected. I hope that that there is even more interest displayed upon this Subject.
Me too, buddy. If something good can come from your horrific ordeal and years-long struggle to recover, maybe it can be that many more pilots think about helmet safety and reconsider what they are using. More than anyone, you know just how painfully difficult it is to recover from a HG injury to the brain.

RM
By Roadrunner71
#403029
What I would really like to see is: Some new Technology Regarding Protecting One's Brain from being subjected to being in the situation where because of the Pilot having experiencing a Head Strike. Well the Helmet i hope to see is: A Helmet that would absorb the Shock loading that would normally with the Helmets that we have now. Well the Helmets we Have now when push comes to shove. Well in the event that I am talking about is an unwarranted Strike. We need a Better Helmet. We need said Designers to start with a fresh sheet of paper. We need a better Mouse-Trap.
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