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  1. Full face helmets have been a topic of discussion here of late and for good reason given the increased risk of a full on face-plant that riding an EUC presents above and beyond that of almost any other mode of transportation. As part of buying protective gear for my new EUC I ordered two different full face MIPS enhanced bicycle helmets made by reputable brands; the Bell Super 3R and the Giro Switchblade. Over the course of a week or so I have been gathering my thoughts on them. I wanted to share what I have learnt and felt over that time in the hope it helps others when making this expensive purchase. To be clear this is not a review or recommendation of either helmet. I am not a specialist in bike helmets nor do I have the resources to test them properly. This is just my stream of consciousness/thoughts/feelings/ramblings. Both helmets came from Amazon. The Bell Super 3R cost $230 and the Giro Switchblade $250 which matched the manufacturer RRP. Both were ordered in medium size and have similar sizing charts. I will break my text into separate posts, each containing their own related material and images. This will help keep everything organized. Please don't post in the next 5 minutes while I add them all. Finally, this was not sponsored in any way. I purchased both these helmets from Amazon and will be keeping just one of them. This is why I could not road test them. P.S. Sorry about the ugly dude in the pics. My head model canceled so I had to drag this sorry creature in off the street in exchange for a six pack and some pocket change. Bell Super 3R It comes with a padded cover. Giro Switchblade Packaging Also comes with a soft cover as well as second camera visor and thinner cheek pads
  2. Amazon currently has steep discounts on four colours of the Super 3R large helmets with removable chinguard and GoPro mount. These helmets are not downhill-rated. Matte Emerald/ Retina Sear $149.90 with free shipping in the US (Prime membership not required) Matte Cobalt/Pearl $160.95 with free shipping in the US (Prime membership not required) (with nice Kiwi silver fern on the visor ) Matte Emerald Joy $160.95 with free shipping in the US (Prime membership not required) Matte Red/Marsala $160.95 with free shipping in the US (Prime membership not required) (nice brain splatter red ) Also, Bell has just introduced a new model of this helmet - the SUPER DH MIPS-EQUIPPED. This helmet IS downhill-rated, but it is expensive (MSRP $300.00). It, as its name states, has MIPS, as well as the removable chinguard and GoPro mount. It is not listed on Amazon.com as yet.
  3. hey riders, a few hours ago I flew right across a hood going approx 10-15kph on my wheel. A car driver crossed the bicycle lane turning right into a shopping center without giving a second thought to me. Luckily I wore almost full protection (no helmet!) and only my wrist guards got scratched. The wheel came to a halt running into a hedge. did you get in familiar situations? I can only guess some inattentive drivers mistake EUC riders for pedestrians. The accident happened in daylight, though for me this is the final wake up call to always wear my full face downhill helmet from now on. I might even order some extra lights for the helmet as well as one of those ugly high visibility vests. btw I was so stunned by the behaviour that I forgot to swear and claim a new pair of unscratched wrist guards. Guess I got off cheaply today. (the car driver too)
  4. Hi all! I joined this forum in hope to get some insight on why accidents happen with electric unicycles. I have no experience with them and am doing a little project on whether electric self-balancing devices, motorized skateboards, etc. should be legalised in public areas (in Switzerland) or not. So, here are my questions: 1. Whenever you had an accident, which category would you place yourself in? (It would be helpful if you could shortly state what happened as well) A. self-inflicted, no one else included B. self-inflicted, other people included (e.g. lost balance in public area and crashed into pedestrian?) C. device failure D. other party caused the accident 2. What kinds of injuries did you attain? Was a visit to the hospital needed? How long did it take to fully regenerate? 3. If it were legalised, would you say, that certain protective gear such as a helmet, wrist guards and knee pads should be mandatory? 4. Is it safer to drive on pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes or the open street? What should the speed limit be for each of the options? I am thankful for every answer! Cheers, Alexa Edit: If you can spare 5 minutes of your time, please fill out the following survey: https://evaluation-app1.let.ethz.ch/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=78L1n561 The link is also in another thread I have created - just in case you have already come across it.
  5. Are there certain types that protect more surface area than others? Drug store therapist wrist braces seems to cover more area but do they protect the hard fall? Or should we use products designed for a specific sport, like snow boarding etc? Some of the wrist guards have splints in them. Is that a better choice? Interested to know what are you all wearing for wrists? Links to products would be awesome.
  6. Tonight when I get home from work I'll be picking up a set of shiny new shells for my EUC, and since it's a color change (from black to white) I'll obviously need a new helmet as well! So I started looking around on the electric internet and stumbled upon this beaut: http://lovelustfashionbeautyromance.tumblr.com/post/157687223404 So what do you say? Should I buy it? Anyone got this helmet?
  7. Apart from the basic safety protection during the ride, Airwheel C5 smart helmets is more popular with the young who are fond of selfie and willing to share their daily photos with their kin and kith. Under the selfie-obsessed culture, Airwheel is soon catching on to those young men and women. One key to capture, Airwheel C5 best motorcycle helmet is coupled with 150°large view, in pursuit of blockbuster’s range of vision. 150°view-shed accompanying camera enables riders to take pictures or video. Keeping records of riding scenery with one key to control, C5 presents a supreme and impeccable picture. OV4689 provides timing framework for full resolution HDR capture using the "sequential HDR" or line based "interleaved HDR", and 1/4 HDR using the " interlacing HDR". These modes produce high quality, full resolution and high pixel HDR video for extreme changes in light and dark conditions, ensuring high contrast and excellent scene reproduction. Motion cameras installed in the helmet will shake and lead to improper vision of the scenery. The camera on cool street bike helmet C5 is closer to the eyes to keep the real scenery. Airwheel C5 helmet for Extreme sports has the elastic design to fit the heads of all shapes. The wearable device creates a better environment of photography. Intelligent helmet C5 is specially designed for you to keep you safe and to record the wonderful moments. With Airwheel C5, you can enjoy the professional level of video and photos and you can get perfect photography.
  8. For a few months I wanted to buy myself a mountain bike helmet, and I just bought a Bell helmet, since several of my wheeler friends had one and I liked its lightness. They come with a GoPro bracket on top, so I decided to design a mount to hold 2 bike lamps, one facing the front and the other the back, in order to be seen when riding at night. It clips on the GoPro bracket, no screw needed, and leaves the microUsb charging port accessible: Here are the lights: http://www.decathlon.fr/set-vioo-clip-300-noir-id_8346518.html Each offer several modes: still or blinking, and 2 colors : white and red. And the file to 3D-print the clipsable mount available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1595829 Bare helmet: Equipped helmet: Mount with two lamps: Detail:
  9. There's been lots of discussion on injuries and wearing protection, especially as of late. Maybe it's BMS failure, maybe the wheel caught a rock, but it seems that faceplants are inevitable. Please add to the vote! Perhaps this could people decide on a riding speed they're comfortable with, and how much protection to wear. There's no right or wrong answer -- except the honest truth! (Your answers are anonymous.) Thanks for your help! Speaking of bailing off EUCs at high speed, on this thread, @csmyers caught his highly-skilled high speed bailout roll on video, @Gimlet suggests riding with your knees bent to run off at high speeds, @Jurgen and @lizardmech give nice pointers on martial arts rolls to bail at high speeds. It's an interesting read even if you're not skilled enough to attempt rolls at high speeds, I'd recommend it.
  10. I strongly agree with wearing protective clothing. Maybe falling off is unavoidable at times however reducing the chances of injury are easy. I have put together a range of protective clothing in cooperation with some Australian partners that I will ship from Australia. Australia has been a leader in crash protection for a long time, haha we needed it. For road/concrete surfaces you will completely kit yourself out for about USD 600.00 (dirt protective clothing is a little cheaper) (Helmet, gloves, boots, Kevlar pants, Kevlar jacket (even have a hoody that looks normal even though it has hidden padding and elbow, back protectors) There are heaps of styles and choices. Sizing is world standards or I have a size chart if required. your current footwear will have the size written on it. You can go all out with full leather and high quality full face helmet and pay around USD1500.00 Here is an example of what you can purchase
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