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    think yer helmet is cool? think again

    tripped over this on the dh forum. totally bad ass work and all by hand with a sharpie. heres the full story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    tripped over this on the dh forum. totally bad ass work and all by hand with a sharpie. heres the full story.
    Cool homemade artwork. I have a question about the shape of a helmet like that: is the monster visor functional, as in it acts as a brace in case of a face plant (I would think it'd act as more of a fulcrum to tilt your head back if you did face plant) or purely cosmetic? It seems to be pointed a little high to actually cast a shadow from the sun.

    I was watching moto riders doing their tricks at The X Games and saw that some had that visor, some didn't. Just wondering.
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    Wow! I just can't consentrate on things like that anymore.
    Very cool - and I missed the flaws he was whining about.

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    its a sun visor and a brush guard. many dh courses go in and out of trees and open areas so ths helps. the angle allows you to see fwd without strainin yer neck back when yer way over the rear axle which is often. the material is brittle enough where itll break on impact or yould be right about potential injury.

    i think a ff hat without a visor looks goofy.
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    I actually did a face plant wearing a Remedy, and I can tell you from experience that the visor does break apart then rip off on impact. Walked away with two small scrapes on my chin, a [email protected] up helmet, and a good story to tell friends... Thank God I was wearing the FF that day and not my Xen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    It's a sun visor and a brush guard. Many dh courses go in and out of trees and open areas so this helps. The angle allows you to see fwd without strainin' your neck back when you're way over the rear axle which is often. The material is brittle enough where it'll break on impact or you'd be right about potential injury.

    I think a ff hat without a visor looks goofy.
    Thanks for the explanation. I never thought of that. Makes perfect sense.
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    Think your frame is cool? Think again! Check out this article from Pinkbike...

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sharpie-art-2008.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    its a sun visor and a brush guard. many dh courses go in and out of trees and open areas so ths helps. the angle allows you to see fwd without strainin yer neck back when yer way over the rear axle which is often. the material is brittle enough where itll break on impact or yould be right about potential injury.

    i think a ff hat without a visor looks goofy.
    Visors break... f'sure.



    I personally think they should have pull out plugs or something. I broke mine and Azonic wanted half the price of the helmet to replace it. Stupid.
    They should pop off and snap back on.

    Annyway, mine always got into my forward peripheral vision (too low) and I don't have much sun on my trails. But it does look goofy as heck w/o it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    think yer helmet is cool? think again.
    No, my helmet IS cool.

    Kinda matched my pants and my bike.
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    Pffffft. RedRocker has the coolest helmet.




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    I'm with D on this one. RR's bow-helmet is way cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    But it does look goofy as heck w/o it.
    But BZ, you are on the inside, looking out! Who cares what it looks like...what are you trying to do--beautify the trails for the squirrels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    I personally think they should have pull out plugs or something. I broke mine and Azonic wanted half the price of the helmet to replace it. Stupid.
    They should pop off and snap back on.
    Get rid of the screws and attach your visor using adhesive velcro. When you bin it and lose the visor, you just stick it back on. Works sweet, and is perfectly stable if you put the velcro in the right spots.

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    CC, that's nothing - check this out:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vodcars...7603104900070/

    Some guy sharpied a Lambourghini (sp?). It's pretty sweet.
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    ive seen that mess. seems it was the helmet guys influence. thank gawd it looks better than that poor ruined car. just my opinon.

    jayem: i think i recognize that rock drop. about 1/2 way down to schultz? sunset trail i think. its been too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    jayem: i think i recognize that rock drop. about 1/2 way down to schultz? sunset trail i think. its been too long.
    Nope, secret stash in Thumb Butte, here in town.
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    never rode thumb. went once but it started pissin rain so we headed downtown for beers. then decided on a trip to the fire lookout instead.
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