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    time for new helmet?

    I was looking at my helmet after having taken a semi nasty spill yesterday and all I found was the visor was scratched up and one spot near the back of the shell thats scratched but its smaller then a dime but nothing else noticeable so would it be recommended to get a new helmet or should the one I have be fine. my main damage was inner and outer left forearm, outer right forearm, right palm, the back of 3 fingers on right hand, and right knee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwinn_Frontier
    I was looking at my helmet after having taken a semi nasty spill yesterday and all I found was the visor was scratched up and one spot near the back of the shell thats scratched but its smaller then a dime but nothing else noticeable so would it be recommended to get a new helmet or should the one I have be fine. my main damage was inner and outer left forearm, outer right forearm, right palm, the back of 3 fingers on right hand, and right knee
    If you hit the helmet in the crash, it needs to be replaced. It did its job.
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    New helmet!

    The foam inside helmets is only made to compress once; once it's compressed it's done. A helmet can be damaged to the point of not protecting your head and not have any visible damage. It's recommended that you replace your helmet, visible damage or not, but since you have visible damage (even minimal) it definitely needs to be replaced.

    You might want to check with the company on their crash replacement policy. Some will give you a decient deal on a new helmet if you send them your crashed one for research.

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    I went ahead and got a new helmet since I figured for not having spent much ~$15 I'd just get another

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! You don't need a helmet, that's what your skull is for!

    Quote Originally Posted by Schwinn_Frontier
    so would it be recommended to get a new helmet or should the one I have be fine.
    I'd say risk it.

    Then again, it's not my head.

    Though, if the Human Body is worth $45,000,000...

    http://soundmedicine.iu.edu/archive/...umanWorth.html

    ...percentage wise, your head should only be worth a fraction of that cost.

    But as I've said before:

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    "The body's an 8, the brain's a 10!"

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    Good thing you got a new helmet. Your head protection is priceless...

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    You only need to replace a brain bucket when it looks like this.
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