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Old 06-04-2013   #1
 
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Is this helmet done?

Was playing around on Slaughterhouse today and rolled and tried to muscle my neck through a rock. Pretty sure I won, so if you are running Slaughter might want to watch out for a change in some of the rapids due to rocks moving.

Anyways, I read that WRSI helmets are made for multiple impacts, but I can only find that on the Current helmets and this is a Trident helmet. I would assume it is the same. I definitely shattered the plastic and I can't really see if it did anything to the carbon fiber.

Safe to use or poney up the big bucks for a Moment?

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After uploading the pic, all that is white is not a glare that is the shattered plastic

What a bummer to have happen when playboating.
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How bummed will you be if you don't pony up the cash, if the next rock you try to muscle wins? I'd get a new one, but I am pretty conservative when it comes to helmet and pfd. Or send it to wrsi, the photo. They may have to say it is toast, but if they say it is fine I'd personally be comfortable with that.
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Current is plastic. That looks like carbon fiber. Carbon fibers are one hitter quitters aren't they?
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Kev I wouldnt be bragging, lest the EPA comes down on you for destroying valuable spawning habitat for Greenback Cutthroat trout.

But for the helmet I can't imagine any manufacturer seeing damage like this and saying: "yeah, you'll be alright". as a rule they would tell you to buy a new one.

Am I going to be seeing you in a month?
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Jacobes, I have a foam bike helmet you can borrow ; )
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You won

Congrats you won. The helemt saved your scalp.

The spiderweb stikes mean it is done in those areas. Your armor is weakened and done. Everything in that area is done protecting.

Please try to remember nothing is without purpose, and your helmet has served that. Where on day 1 or day 301 it has done what it needed to do and it is time to move on.

The question I would ask is how much do you weigh and how small of and area did you land on? That's what the helemt did right.

Sweet, Shred Ready, FNA, Head Trips, Murky Waters, Grateful Heads, WRSI all make some great lids and I would try and find one that fits your head perfect and go with that as yur new helmet.
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If you have to ask it, haven't you just answered your own question? Remember, a head injury is a lousy way to change your personality.
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Some of the manufacturers offer a discounted replacement lid. Not sure but I think WRSI does.
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I am always cautious with helmets, just wanted to see if the WRSI was for multiple impacts. Now it is just a good excuse to buy a new full face.

Anyone know how to get rid of a sore neck and back now?

Evan, I will see you in a month in Idaho?

John, get a new profile pic where you are in your own boat and not some welded jefe.
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It is hard to see from the photo if the structure was compromised, or if it is just clear coat abrasion. It seems like the top part of the damage is spider webbed fractured, so I would say it is toast. Personally, I go by how hard I think I hit something, and the damage that resulted, as opposed to throwing a lid away every time it gets a little dinged.
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