Credit to @girocycling for having fun with data. What it may be? We shall see in July said the spider to the fly.
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  • wtfkitsCredit to @girocycling for having fun with data. What it may be? We shall see in July said the spider to the fly.

  • mspohnWhere's the "x% safer" box?
  • hfpedersen^^ yeah, what he said
  • mbeargabel@mspohn for the win
  • robert3210@mspohn Any certified helmet is safe, even the ones from walmart.
  • mspohn@robert3210 I said "safer" as in "reduces impact forces by x% over standards". Helmets are still far off from optimal or possible.
  • coletininenkoNew air attack for sure
  • wtfkits@mspohn appreciate the passion for safety. I can say over 3 bad spills (2 cycling and 1 snowboarding) my giro helmets have kept my head safe and is actually my helmet of choice. I trust Giro with my brain. It's everyone's prerogative to wear a helmet or not as it is to choose a brand that meets their personal satisfaction. Would love to actually continue this discussion shoot me an email at wtfkits@gmail.com. Note: I have zero connection to Giro, I purchase my Giro products like everyone else from my local bike shop and local ski shop.
  • jakeglahn@mspohn Giro won't/can't say that one of the helmets they produce is safer than another they produce - doesn't make any logical business sense. All helmets sold in the US are extremely safe. Actually, helmet safety standards are much higher here than in Europe - the European Atmos helmet only weighs ~180 grams!
  • purrnest_hemingway@blinkexxists Helmet safety standards in the US actually make helmets less safe in protecting against concussions than in Europe.
  • purrnest_hemingwayThe heavier helmets with the denser foam that we get in the US transmit more of the crash energy to our brains
  • jakeglahn@aaronmangum interesting!
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