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    Replace Pro-tec after crash

    I know the common practice is to replace your helmet after every crash, but I hate the idea of spending money if I don't have to. If this was your helmet would you replace it? I didn't have it strapped tight enough, so it moved, and unfortunately my head took most of the impact.

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    I would replace it.
    That portion of foam if hit will not absorb impact again....and that's a common spot to hit

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    Replace Pro-tec after crash

    I have a brother in law that is three weeks out of a one week coma. He still doesn't remember yesterday or the conversation we just had 10 minutes ago. So, my question is how valuable is your head to you.

    I don't mean to sound like a jerk, and I too hate spending money on stuff I don't have to, but this is your head. When in doubt, get a new lid, make sure it fits correctly, and use it correctly.

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    See if they have a discount on a crash replacement. I have split one, dented one and broken one, knock wood.

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    Better safe then sorry. Bite the bullet and replace it.

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    I'm afraid so. At least you didn't go out and buy a nearly $200 helmet, yes?
    Long is the way, and hard.

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    Hi Dslen,

    As the other forum users have already verified, it's always a good idea to replace your helmet after a major impact - particularly if you can see a dent or crushing of the EPS foam.

    That said, when customers send us their crashed helmets so we can see how they performed in an impact, we like to see the foam compressed, because that means the helmet did it's job.
    Smaller, Lighter, Safer

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    Replace Pro-tec after crash

    Helmet is cheaper than a co pay for head injury. Foam compressed=replace.


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    Replace Pro-tec after crash

    Simple...what's your squash worth?

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