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post #1 of 27 Old 03-02-2016, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, just wondering what everyone's opinion is about the blinged out helmets i keep seeing. They are all done up with Swarovski crystals.
I'm not a super girly girl, but i will admit that somewhere deep down under all my tomboyish tendencies, this appeals to me in a way. Don't know if i would ever rock it (never the bow ones) but some of the ones I've seen are kinda badass.

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*none of these photos are mine, just random ones i found online
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post #2 of 27 Old 03-02-2016, 07:08 AM
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I would be more concerned with having a quality helmet protecting me. It is after all a protection device. Too many people get wrapped up in fashion statements and I do not think it is the best decision in this case.

With that said it is your helmet, your head, your decision. Whatever floats your boat
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Screams squid IMO! Idk why but that helmet makes it hard to believe either of those women really bang out on them shits at all.. You seem like you are gunna ride the f*@k outta the thing and even track it, doesn't seem to fit your style but then again don't really know you! They are decently impressive as far as artwork though..
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I would be more concerned with having a quality helmet protecting me. It is after all a protection device. Too many people get wrapped up in fashion statements and I do not think it is the best decision in this case.

With that said it is your helmet, your head, your decision. Whatever floats your boat
Definitely safety first, i agree. It does seem really over the top LOOK AT ME!
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Screams squid IMO! Idk why but that helmet makes it hard to believe either of those women really bang out on them shits at all.. You seem like you are gunna ride the f*@k outta the thing and even track it, doesn't seem to fit your style but then again don't really know you! They are decently impressive as far as artwork though..
I agree, it makes me think poser and that they can't be taken seriously. It isn't my particular style, too showy
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The helmets themselves look like they are brand name. Someone just decorates them with rhinestones n shit. As a guy, youd be a fag to ride with one of those on. But I think its an Ok look for a chick.
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Definitely safety first, i agree. It does seem really over the top LOOK AT ME!

I agree, it makes me think poser and that they can't be taken seriously. It isn't my particular style, too showy
That's the feel I got, I'd say that based on your intro and experience it isn't your style.. Idk it's just like too whimsical. It is a little impressive if they really are done in Swarovski.. Maybe depending on how much get one for fun occasions? Rock that shit on your birthday and do your thing haha who knows.. Like others said, gay as hell on a man. I'm not sure we are the best poll audience lol
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For me, the concern is aerodynamics, particularly wind noise. Your helmet is designed to be as quiet as possible. Sticking on gems is going to catch the wind and make it much noisier.

That being said, skip the spikes, and do a pattern up front, or a starburst something in the back, and that could be cool.
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My fear would be my girl going down and one of those spikes or stones breaking off and getting embedded in her skin someway.....
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I can say from a safety perspective the spikes are a terrible idea. The whole purpose of the shell is to deform and spread the force of the impact over a larger area. The spikes are going to concentrate the force of the impact into a very small area. There is a very high likelihood that the will start a crack in the shell right there. If it doesn't punch a hole right thru the shell. This is all bad in an accident scenario to have your helmet shell crack.

Actually spikes anywhere on or around a bike or your gear are just a horrible idea. Nothing good can come of them in an accident and some really terribly bad things are possible.

Just the crystals I don't see much of an issue as long as the adhesive doesn't damage the shell. I think that's mostly personal taste. I mean you see people riding Hello Kitty and My Little Pony themed bikes around so whatever you happen to like is ok with me.
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I never really considered the safety, aerodynamic, and wind noise angles. REALLY good points.
I’m not a big fan of the Spikes, though it does certainly add to the overall effect. I can just imagine how visible you would be on the road with all the crystals and how only a blind, idiot would miss you. I want to be in sight of other drivers as well as be heard.
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For me, the concern is aerodynamics, particularly wind noise. Your helmet is designed to be as quiet as possible. Sticking on gems is going to catch the wind and make it much noisier.

That being said, skip the spikes, and do a pattern up front, or a starburst something in the back, and that could be cool.
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I never really considered the safety, aerodynamic, and wind noise angles. REALLY good points.
I’m not a big fan of the Spikes, though it does certainly add to the overall effect. I can just imagine how visible you would be on the road with all the crystals and how only a blind, idiot would miss you. I want to be in sight of other drivers as well as be heard.
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Looks like the female version of the helmet fins but hey, to each their own.

As long as:

1) it is a quality, safe helmet underneath
2) the bling does not impact the integrity of the lid
3) those spikes couldn't find some way to poke through the shell and into your brain if you do crash in the thing

I would say it would be fine given the above conditions.
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Well, it's on a Scorpion helmet... so there's that.

With that said: in sunlight, I'm sure it will increase visibility, and as a bonus you could walk into any room and turn that shit into a disco.

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