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post #1 of 5 Old 05-22-2016, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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FF? What options have you considered?

Obviously, the range of options in quality as well as coverage are considerable.

I've ridden in a 1/2 helmet, 3/4, and FF.... never tried a modular.

I would have given a modular a try except every one of the things I have been around are noisy as heck. I like the idea; just haven't been convinced it's a reasonable compromise in safety.

Not to mention the pivoting mechanism has to live somewhere, that I would rather have protection for my skull. The hinge has to be of some mass and size, which means it has to compromise the layer of crushable foam at that point. -- I envision it as similar to putting a stack of quarters in the foam, somewhere around my temples.

Are there any racing organizations that allow modular helmets?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-25-2016, 01:56 PM
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As far as I know there are not any racing orgs that will allow a modular helmet. And I agree with you that the mechanism must live somewhere and I would rather have the protection a full face offers. To add to that, most of them will be heavier than most full faces, with a few exceptions. And most, again a few exceptions, will be louder.

I always tell people that manufacturers can test all they want, but if that doesn't latch properly and that day I go down that it's not going to protect my face. I like my face so I will wear a full face helmet.
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No racing organizations I know allow modulars either. Wouldn't ever run one my self. I've been down at the track and slid my head a crossed the asphalt. I don't like the idea of a helmet not being one piece.
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Kinda apples to oranges here.....but many of my friends have modular helmets for snowmobiling. I've never used one for my sled or bike but haven't heard complaints from my friends who use them for snow.
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I've had a bunch of them! Currently I have an HJC IS-MAX 2 and I love it, for street riding. It's great to pull up to a red light lift up the face and take a swig of water before the light turns. Also the noise is the same as an HJC non modular and while I have only had 2 minor crashes both times the helmet did what it was suppose to!
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