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    Cardboard Bicycle Helmet

    Ran across this piece about a new cardboard helmet which could easily replace our polystyrene ones. Interesting points I caught were the helmet can be custom-fitted or a vending machine-dispensed. The video at the bottom shows the G forces were half of the traditional poly helm and it's touted to be good for up to 5 crashes. Another magazine (Oct, Outside) mentioned them too.

    Kranium: A cardboard helmet that's safer than plastic | Geek.com

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    That looks like it would be a lot cooler than foam. Interesting.

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    Why not: if it works, it works.

    They have waterproofed it too (my first question... )

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    I always wondered why a traditional helmet is stiff and has no room for absorbing the impact. Take a car for example, it has crumple zones in the front a rear to absorb the force of impact before it gets to the occupants.

    With this card board design, the card board deforms and absorbs the forces before reaching the brain. Cool idea, i hope its sound and gets produced.

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    Oh, a plastic helmet has "room" too: it is foam, after all, not solid. It deforms under impact.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Just not as easily. I'm looking forward to this showing up, but the custom cost has me holding my breath.

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    ^Agree. Scanning of the head will be very expensive! I'm actually wondering if it's lighter than polystyrene helmets.

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    You will get some nasty paper cuts on your head during a crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jase.paluzzi View Post
    ^Agree. Scanning of the head will be very expensive! I'm actually wondering if it's lighter than polystyrene helmets.
    I'm guessing no heavier.

    Quote Originally Posted by fast_monte` View Post
    You will get some nasty paper cuts on your head during a crash.
    Think of the war stories you can tell the Grand kids then.

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    You guys need to visit the thread nearby:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/apparel-prote...lp-735941.html
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    Interesting idea, but I can see this one never making it into the US market because of certification costs and litigation fears. Kinda like how Met and Casco have declined to sell the Parachute and Viper helmets in the States.
    Since when did the phrase "invest in" come to mean the same as "buy"?

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    I refuse to believe that anything is good for "up to 5 crashes", although I suppose it depends on what they're qualifying as a "crash".

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    I'm holding out for an airbag helmet, sits on your head like a doo rag then *poof*!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    They have waterproofed it too (my first question... )
    same, in my mind i was envisioning riding with a soggy pizza box on your melon.

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