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I know there are probably other threads on this, but i couldnt find them.

So this past sunday i was racing the Desert 100 here in washington. I was going along at a good click and hit this rock outcropping and went over the bars. I gave myself a pretty good concussion. But my helmet has no scuffs on it and i cant find any damage in the foam.

my helmet is a 2007 arai windham replica. i got it about a year ago. with no real bad crashes on it.

so the question is, should i purchase a new one?

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I'd send it back to Arai so that they can check it out.

If you hit your head hard enough to get a concussion, I'd imagine the foam is compromised where your noggin pushed against it.

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Ditto his advice above. You CAN'T usually see the damage a helmet has suffered.

Send it to the factory and if it's damaged, they will probably offer you a replacement at a very good price. I've had this happen.

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haven't looked at arai in a while , do they paint the foam black. If they do it should be a solid color, if you can see the pattern of the foam, a whole bunch of white, the foam is shot.

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haven't looked at arai in a while , do they paint the foam black. If they do it should be a solid color, if you can see the pattern of the foam, a whole bunch of white, the foam is shot.

yes the foam is painted black ad there are white spots in it. i wouldnt say its a pattern though? should i just buy a new one?

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maybe post some pics of the foam. But you might be better off getting another one to be on the safe side.

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Here's the deal. Your brain has the consistancy of thick jello. Take a bowl of jello and drop if from a height of 8 ft and see what happens. Now a snell approved helmet must keep the impact to under 300 G's on two impacts on the same spot. A drop from 8 ft is about 300 g . Look at the jello decide is that is an acceptable level of damage for your brain hey it's simple.

Hey an mri is about 2-4K a new helmet is about $400 I replace mine after every crash its cheap insurance.

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