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Your not being a smart ass at all.....I had the same philosophy. I thought carbon was stronger as well. Thats why I went with the best they had to offer. I figured, as a newb, I would be bashing my head alot. Thats why I got the Carbon. I didnt think it would have broke after one hit like that.
Im not sure how this helmet would have handled a serious hit, like from a drop or an impact out of the water at a high speed.
"Its a 3 boat world out there"...