2019 MotoGP Changes - Biggest change ONE Helmet standard

Discussion in 'General' started by BigBird, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    As someone who has to accept what he feels are shit helmets because they supposedly meet one of the buhzillion standards I totally get why they're doing it. I'd bet they've seen shit helmets not working as well as good helmets and are tired of it. If I had that kind of pull I'd do it in a heartbeat.
     
  2. deepsxepa

    deepsxepa Hazardous

    seems to me like they want to combine all the existing ones into one cert/seal with their name on it.

    this way they can cash in on all the others work in the name of safety.

    just a guess.
     
  3. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Believe it. Riders in our stuff run shit because they got it free, they then promote that shit to others. In GP's you have them getting free shit AND a bunch of cash to run shit helmets.

    What I've always liked is those smart enough to ignore the offers and buy good helmets off the shelf.
     
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  4. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    It is in the article you read. :Poke:
     
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    You guys should work more corners or go out to more crash scenes. You don't do rules like that for money, you can make way more money in other places way easier.
     
  6. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Garth don't read everything, he ain't got time fo dat :D
     
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  7. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    One of the most frustrating conversations I've had, was at one of my supermoto days trying to explain why this guy's helmet wasn't good enough, despite it passing other trackday rules and being a Snell helmet. And I was having to explain this to him AFTER he crashed at 20 mph wearing the same model helmet and got a bleed on his brain... It was an icon helmet btw..
     
  8. deepsxepa

    deepsxepa Hazardous

    then again, I guess it could eliminate counterfeit certs since they want to number each helmet on their own.
     
  9. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    the mohawk probably affected the effectiveness of the helmet. At least they probably had a back protector for safety with no shirt on
     
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  10. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    Not specifically. It mentions them conducting helmet test but doesn’t specifically state what the new requirement are. It doesn’t state what exactly the standards are other then they are making them more uniform etc.
     
  11. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    I wish it had a mohawk, it may have helped it not crack like it did...
     
  12. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    Relatively to the international standards previously referred to, the FIM homologated helmets have undergone an enhanced and more complete evaluation of their performance; this includes an assessment of the protection against low, medium and high velocity linear impacts, oblique impacts and penetration.
     
  13. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    :eek:
     
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  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I bite my tongue about helmets these days and there ain't much tongue left. It truly scares the hell out of me because people believe the certifications are everything and will run all sorts of crap. But if I dare to actually use personal experience I'm the bad guy for daring to dis their cheap or free helmet.
     
  15. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    Oh I get that. I was starting post just this. The WERA racers would be better served if WERA were to implement something like this. I just don’t see a huge impact of this effecting Motogp.

    Do you think that subpar helmets are a regular happening in MOTOGP. I would be hard pressed to believe that any rider at that level would knowingly or willingly put on a substandard helmet.

    I think you hit the nail on the head. FIM has this pull so they are going to do it regardless.
     
  16. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Blah blah blah, low, medium and high speed direct deposit to the FIM bank account to use testing standard x, blah blah blah bling bling, everyone at the FIM gets a dune buggy!
     
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  17. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I think the riders at any level are willing to trust the people making the crap helmets. Just because they race MotoGP doesn't remotely make them any smarter than club racers. They're just better at riding fast.
     
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  18. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    :D
    Hey now. I didn’t Broome Nothin. :D
     
  19. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    dude's pull the brake of another racer during a race, sure they are stupid enough to, because money talks, and "it can't happen to me" are normal human responses
     
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  20. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Exactly, I told him the day he crashed and his friend wearing the same helmet. Those aren't good helmets, don't bring them back here... And they showed up the next month with a new helmet but the same model. "Oh this is Snell 2015 like the rules said and oh I think his crash proves how good it is sinces he's okay now"
    I told them how I felt about it, and made plenty of suggestions on helmets that would give them a much better shot at not having that happen in my experience. And it fell on deaf ears.
     

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