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:-) I replaced the inflatable wings with a solid fixed wing about 4 years ago. The name stuck though ..... I am cheating death in a Van's RV-12 for now.

And I love to be visible, particularly on an EUC in city traffic.

 

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9 minutes ago, MacPara said:

:-) I replaced the inflatable wings with a solid fixed wing about 4 years ago. The name stuck though ..... I am cheating death in a Van's RV-12 for now.

And I love to be visible, particularly on an EUC in city traffic.

 

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Nice.  Arizona must be a great place to fly.  So much good weather, so much open space.

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On 3/18/2018 at 10:44 AM, Smoother said:

Nice.  Arizona must be a great place to fly.  So much good weather, so much open space.

Lovely weather  but not much to land on if your engine ever quits ....

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On 3/18/2018 at 12:58 PM, MacPara said:

This thing gets a big thumbs-up from me!

 

nice review. mines otw and hopefully here tmrw. i bought a couple of skull caps but didn’t seem like they’d do much if i needed them. 

if i’m gonna bother with a helmet, it better work when needed. glad this design works in arizona. never been there, but if it’s like vegas, ur comparable to florida. 

call me superstitious, but i probably won’t ride a wheel until it shows up. i’m not even gonna ride a wheel to my gate to go get.

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I'm considering this helmet, and wondering how it would fare in a faceplant.

I'm not looking for a helmet that saves my skull from cracking in a catastrophic situation primarily. First of all, it should keep my nose and teeth (and neck) intact in a faceplant or faceplant-like situation. Doesn't have to be an extreme crash, just falling forwards, even just lightly.

How does this one actually stop your face from ramming forwards into the helmet? The forehead and cheek pads?

Kind of my problem with full face helmets, they are all are nice and cushioned if you fall on your back or side, but what about directly onto the face? They don't seem to have much cushioning in the front.

Any ideas or insights?

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38 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Kind of my problem with full face helmets, they are all are nice and cushioned if you fall on your back or side, but what about directly onto the face? They don't seem to have much cushioning in the front.

Any ideas or insights?

All of the full face helmets appear to be constructed with only  a slight thickness of padding across the forehead.  I received a cut above my eye from the Bell Super 3R during my accident but the helmet did it’s job and protected me from any facial/ jaw fractures and most importantly a closed head injury. The Proframe appears to be of compatible quality.

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I'm mostly worried about small crashes (like a bloody lip or so, and other minor injuries in the face, your cut is a good example) and the helmet simply being soft and cushioning in the front (not caring so much about worst case crashes, then other things matter). And specific to EUCs, aka you do not hit anything else so much, you simply fall face first. It has to be "comfortable" then. Like wrist guards or knee pads, without them your skin and body hits the ground with possibly ugly consequences, with them a fall is simply cushioned featherly, and you can just shrug it off and go on. 

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39 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

this one actually stop your face from ramming forwards into the helmet? The forehead and cheek pads?

fortunately i’ve never personally needed the protection from this or any of my motorcycle helmets but i’m sure they are better than no helmet. 

my arai motorcycle helmets were med large so i ordered large in this helmet and it fits snug like it should.

besides stopping ur face from damage, the main thing with motorcycle helmets is lessening the abrupt stop of ur brain hitting the inside of skull when ur skull bounces off the pavement. this helmet is built the same way with that hard styrofoam inside. 

found this and this should be interesting reading:

http://mipsprotection.com/

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The way this helmet is designed the cheek pads would keep your face from bumping into the interior of the helmet. The pads are replaceable with different sizes to make sure they sit snug enough to accomplish this task. I have not yet had to rely on them, so I can't vouch for that to work out in case of a full forward accident.

 

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36 minutes ago, Sergei Dubovsky said:

I just got my Pro Frame. Fits fine on top, but it is super tight on cheekbones. I wonder if it supposed to be like this or is it too small for me? And a chinstrap is too tight even on maximum extension. I wonder if I should keep it or go with TSG Pass?

I used the thickest cheek pads on my first try, as the helmet fit firmly with them. Turns out, after 2 hours of riding, it hurt a little (was too tight in the end). Switched to the medium ones and the helmet feels fine, though it tends towards being a bit loose. Ideal would be cheek pads between the very thick ones and the much thinner next lower thickness.

About the chin strap, it has to go UNDER the cheek pads, between the two attachment points. So you might have to remove the pads to route it correctly. I also found the strap a bit short and uncomfortable until I figured that out:efeec46606:

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