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F551
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-10-2002 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F551   Click Here to Email F551     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My old M85 helmet will not cut it for this season, so I am shopping for a new one. I prefer an open face - what are you guys using? Anyone have experience with G-Force? They seem to be considerably cheaper - but the old rule of you get what you pay for....

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Dave_C
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posted 01-10-2002 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a G-force helmet that I bought last spring from Jeg's. I like it very well. No problems, but then it hasn't been tested in a crash either. Knock on wood.

I have seen several brands of helmets that appear to be made in the same mold ans then sold under the the G-Force name, RCI and several other brands. Buddy of mine just bought his son a kart helmet. It's identical except the label.

Later,

David Cole

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Dr. Who
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From: Redwood City, Ca.
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posted 01-10-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr. Who   Click Here to Email Dr. Who     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Snell rated helmets are good, gooder and goodest, if they meet the rating they protect your head.
There are helmets that're super light and they're better for your neck in a crash but they cost so much more they're not worth the extra for a car that'll never go 300+ MPH.
I prefer the full face cause I've been popped by a roll bar in a crash (with a good helmet) and went out.
The full face keeps your jaw (& teeth) where they belong during a crash if you loose consciousness and your head comes in contact with a side bar.
Best way (hopefully) is to wear a good helmet and never need it .

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-10-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We love our Bell Magnum's. Open face, fit well and look good. Also Bell has a wider chin strap which does not choke you like some of the others I have had over the years. Lot's of good deals around on Snell SA95's out there.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 01-11-2002 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still use the open face Simpson helmet I bought new at Pomona in 92. It`s a Snell M 90,should still be good for a few more years. It`s white with a blue inner lining. I THINK it was about $125.00 at the time.

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kid vishus
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posted 01-11-2002 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like my Simpson open face helmet. It's probably "good" for a few more years since it is SA90 rated, but since I have been using it for the last 6 years, I plan on buying a new one (another Simpson). I read that after 3-4 seasons of use, that the normal wear and tear of just wearing it, plus if you add in sweat, that the lining starts to break down and the helmet starts to lose its effectiveness to absorb impact.
Hopefully, I never plan on finding out.

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F551
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posted 01-13-2002 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F551   Click Here to Email F551     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your opinions!

NHRA won't recognize a Snell 85 after Jan 1st. I'll look for a deal from one of the mail order dealers. Called a local motorcycle shop the other day they wanted $179 (CAN) for a non Snell helmet - not interested in getting me any other prices. Wish the canadian dollar value would go up!

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cracing
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From: Saltillo Miss. USA
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posted 01-13-2002 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cracing   Click Here to Email cracing     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check dealers that sell RCI products, they have decent prices.

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kid vishus
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posted 01-13-2002 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Racer Wholesale has some good sales once and awhile. I know they were running a Simpson sale awhile back. Not sure of the web address though.

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steve'66
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posted 01-13-2002 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out Helmet City,
http://www.helmetcity.com/helmets/index.html

They have Simpson open face helmets starting at 199.95, Bells' full face helmets starting at 129.95, and Bieffe open face helmets starting at 219.95. All with M2000 certs, of course the cheap ones are on page two and they list them from most expensive to the "affordable" ones.

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ragtopjr
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posted 01-14-2002 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HJC is a good quality helmet, they are snell approved and very inexpensive

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