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Old 07-23-2012   #1
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Cracked Shred Ready Carbon Half Cut

I flipped this weekend and hit my head on a rock on the way over. Once we stopped for a rest, I checked my gopro and helmet for damage.

The Helmet took some damage. The Resin Laminate was cracked in several places and some chipped off the ridge/seem that goes around the helmet.

My questions are:

1. Should I get a new Helmet?
2. Can this be repaired?
3. How would you recommend making the repair.

Are Kayaking helmets made from the type of foam that is one and done. I cant find any info on this.

I know in the Mountain Bike world... helmets are a one and done. One crash and the foam is considered damaged and should not be reused after the hit.

Thanks for reading...

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Good questions. I know how to repair carbon and fiberglass. Seems to me that most kayaking helmets try to dissipate the energy as opposed to bicycle helmets that try to absorb the energy. I think it depends on how much damage was done to the helmet, as it just may not be worth it to repair. If in doubt, get a new lid.
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I'd say that the structure of that helmet is compromised. For $100 for another SR, I'd call it a day.
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Carbon structures tend to fail catastrophically. If you see some cracking, the actual damage may be more extensive meaning that a second hit could be unmitigated by the shell. FYI, plastic isn't as cool but it can take repeated hits without being compromised.
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Number one post pics to the thread not album.. Number two buy another helmet
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Thanks....

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New helmet. Glad you're alright.
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I work for a outfitter out east and have 2 SR helmets myself.. A buddy of mine has a full face black gold carbon helmet with some carnage .. And while talking with SR rep he said as long as the inner foam panel is intact and it's not that bad damage... Just repair it like fiberglass and go...with carbon of course..
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Just looked at pic.... Fix it .., don't buy a new...
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Old 07-23-2012   #10
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I am considering fixing it for sure...

As long as I can make a proper repair. I will see what S R has to say about repairing the laminate. I am also wait to here back from Shred Ready about Crash replacemnet.....



Thanks for the input everyone.
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