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  • Any new helmet should be dropped on the ground before riding.

    19 51.35%
  • Dropping a helmet on the ground has no effect on future crashes.

    12 32.43%
  • If it's a new carbon helmet, it comes pre Ju-Ju'd.

    6 16.22%
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    Helmet Ju-Ju?

    Myth or Ju-Ju? Locals believe a new helmet seeks out the ground and needs to be dropped before the first ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBKauai
    Myth or Ju-Ju? Locals believe a new helmet seeks out the ground and needs to be dropped before the first ride...
    Some over here say washing armor launders out "knowledge". These guys just reek of knowledge....

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    i used to play paintball and when i bought a new face protection, I had to place it on the ground and shoot it up with 10 rounds... I'd say drop the helmet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Some over here say washing armor launders out "knowledge". These guys just reek of knowledge....
    Speaking of stoopid riders who smell minty-fresh, your friends Eric and Lois said to pass along an "Aloha". They've started their Powerline training, but I'm just going to show up on race day.

    Training is a crutch.

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    Maybe there's some truth here. Last weekend I got a new full face and on a routine jump I cased and slammed my head hard. My friends were like why did you do that? Now I know, the helmet made me do it! DROP THE HELMET!

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    Do it, but I thought that it was to get rid of the newness... by putting a few scratches in it you wouldn't be thinking, "I don't want to wreck in this new helmet"... I always drop mine.
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    Good job! Ju-Ju Power Confirmed...

    I dropped my brand new carbon lid in the dirt before today's ride... and I didn't crash. So I guess that proves the local theory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBKauai
    Speaking of stoopid riders who smell minty-fresh, your friends Eric and Lois said to pass along an "Aloha". They've started their Powerline training, but I'm just going to show up on race day.

    Training is a crutch.
    Give'em an aloha from me. Probably won't make it over for the PL on the Forth this year, but you never know. Any truth to the rumor Eric's gone full XC after a few malas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBKauai
    I dropped my brand new carbon lid in the dirt before today's ride... and I didn't crash. So I guess that proves the local theory...
    Irrefutably.

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    why stop there?

    go out and slice your tires and tubes too...

    put a few flatspots in your rims...

    break off the fork knobs...

    pre-bend your brake lever...

    tear your seat...

    dent your downtube with a hammer...

    gouge your stanchions with a screwdriver...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    why stop there?

    go out and slice your tires and tubes too...

    put a few flatspots in your rims...

    break off the fork knobs...

    pre-bend your brake lever...

    tear your seat...

    dent your downtube with a hammer...

    gouge your stanchions with a screwdriver...

    Haha I laughed out loud on that one

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    funny you mention this... helmet on it's maiden voyage today before I even put it on fell out of the back of my car, and proceeded to roll down a hill about 60 feet or so.... guess it got it's "ju-ju" all out in one helping.
    Proud to represent Mojo Wheels.

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    I never heard that one before. I'll drop my next helmet just to be safe next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    why stop there?

    go out and slice your tires and tubes too...

    put a few flatspots in your rims...

    break off the fork knobs...

    pre-bend your brake lever...

    tear your seat...

    dent your downtube with a hammer...

    gouge your stanchions with a screwdriver...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Give'em an aloha from me. Probably won't make it over for the PL on the Forth this year, but you never know. Any truth to the rumor Eric's gone full XC after a few malas?
    I hate to admit it, but I think the rumor is true. He certainly dresses like an XC guy...

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