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Does the Most Expensive Really Help?

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I have been following the struggles of Kenny Anderson age 12 a youth track racer that lost his life yesterday a week after an off on the last lap as he was going for the lead.
He had set the track record for the track on his 250 earlier in the day. He had all the protective equipment including an Arai helmet. Well the helmet cracked and the brain damage was sadly the deal breaker for him.
I wonder if a more flexible helmet would have performed different ie. DOT vs. Snell scenario?

Here is a Video tribute to Kenny "Iceman" Anderson #112 racing his ninja at another race.
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In a word, NO !
When it's your day in the barrel it's your day in the barrel.

As a former road racer I feel the pain and anguish of the family, but we have to remember he was doing what he loved and many of us would like to try.
Racing is a dangerous hazard and should only be approached by those with the understanding that IT IS DANGEROUS.

Personally I have always felt safer on the race track than in the public domain.

On the track , everyone has had some level of professional training, you are all going the same direction,
Oscar, the driver of the Buick is not likely to pull out in front of you, there are medical professionals on hand if you make a mistake and get a booboo.

Crashing sucks at any speed and no matter how much gear you have the piece that is missing is the piece that may or may not have saved you.
I have come off at both high speed and low speed ( if you don't crash occasionally , you ain't tryin hard enough)
Some i walked away from , some i was carried away from.

I'll sleep well tonight knowing he went out with a smile on his face doing what he loved.
Rest in piece young warrior. :thumbup:
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I had a get off at Pocono on my TZ250 in an AMA event one year.
It was my first real fast crash ( well it was fast to me anyway) :shock:
In novice school they told us to try and not tumble just slide it out. They did not tell us how fast leather gloves can wear through or how hot it gets from the friction :eek:

I slid a ways and stopped suddenly head first in to a bit of a wall just past the last hay bale. Rung my bell pretty loud, was out for a while they tell me. The AMA confiscated my brand new Bell Star helmet . Really made me mad because it was brand new.
They sent it to Bell and a few weeks later I got a new one in the mail from Bell with a note thanking me for the used up product , a smiley face note that said "It Worked" was attached . :D

I tried to ride in the dirt a bit , but fell so much i got fed up and stayed on asphalt.
Well except for my one and only flat track adventure, some girl bumped me off and then proceeded to run over me . :roll:
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I hope the Burgman is my last motor bike :thumbup:

As for girls; I like them a lot :D
They are soft, smell good and darn right fun in certain situations :D
Chérie said:
This help !
Good one Cherie, I have seen it before and from personal experience I believe in a good full face or at least a flip front helmet.
I do wear a 3/4 helmet in summer some times , but am aware of the compromise.
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