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Re: [ST] RE : Junk helmets, was Helmet Recommendation
- Subject: Re: [ST] RE : Junk helmets, was Helmet Recommendation
- From: "Emile Nossin" <Emile@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 18:24:49 +0200
>Totally agree....but (as you point out) a more expensive helmet does NOT
>make it safer only more comfortable/better after sales server/a better
I don't think that's what we said... More expensive does not make it
necessarily safer, but the test does indicate that (in the case of
those helmets) a more expensive helmet IS safer... There is a correlation.
We know that the underlying cause is the choice of materials, quality
control, safety design etc.
Marc is right. It is important to remember that MEETING the minimum
standard is not the same as EXCEEDING that standard.
------- Original Message -------
>From : Marc Van Est[mailto:MarcVE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>She was wearing a "budget" helmet,
>We looked at the helmet, and could only conclude is was just not well
>manufactured. There's no way it should have split
>I think there is more to ....$10 head... Than we give credit.
>From: Emile Nossin
>Well, you'd think so. But an extensive test I have here of 10 flip-up
>helmets suggests otherwise. They tested every aspect of the helmet,
>including crash tests. Some helmets did do better than others, the
>cheapest usually doing worse than the more expensive ones.
>So there is a difference in safety and it seems that it usually (in
>this case at least, except for the BMW production error) also
>correlated with price.
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