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Hello all,
I've decided I'm sick of using loaner helmets at autocross. I'm going to try to ebay a good helmet, but I wanted to get some opinions first. Does anyone have any comments about what brands/features/styles I should look for? Or avoid?

Thanks!

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I can see where this belongs in racing, it has much to do with racing. Safety is very important and protecting ones head ranks right up there.

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Well said! Somebody give that man a beer![cheers]

But seriously, why would a racing helmet not apply to racing?
 

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I appreciate you guys defending my post location, but I can't help noticing that there's more talk about that than my actual question [:D]

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I'm with you guys. The topic isn't "Dangerous street racing without helmets", it's simply "Racing" which Autocross definitely is. By the way, I got to meet Struan87 at the Autocross in Houston this past weekend and I was surprised that he wasn't 87 at all. He's 24. [:D] I just wanted to say that he's a class act and I really enjoyed meeting him! He made a lot of improvement from his first run to his last and we both had a lot of fun.

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Well thank you so much, lead_foot! For my part, I was surprised that your feet were flesh and not, in fact, lead.
Also congrats on your great time...sorry you were (yet again) one spot out of trophy range. I think I learned a thing or two from you, and it was cool to see how your car performed with the mods. We'll have to meet up again sometime soon...

And that goes for any central Texas Autocrossers! College Station, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston are all in pretty easy driving distance, so post in the Texas forum if you'll be at an event and maybe we can all meet up.[cheers]

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I would suggest an open helmet since you are in a car, full face for an open cockpit. You must make sure the helmet meets the standards for your racing class. I bought a nice full face Bell helmet for my autocrossing. I would rather have an open face because it gets so hot in my Honda, no AC. You might want to check with one of my old sponsors, http://www.racerwholesale.com/ .

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With all due respect to you Gard, I would always use a full face helmet. Heat should not be that great of an issue since autox runs are relatively short.

Stru,
stay with a name brand,
stay away from ebay or other used helmets,
find a style you like, then try a bunch on to see what is comfortable.

Most of all, remember that you put a $10 head in a $10 helmet. Don't go cheap.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by donpalombella
stay with a name brand,
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What are some good brands? Do you know a good site to do some research?

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by donpalombella

Most of all, remember that you put a $10 head in a $10 helmet. Don't go cheap.
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Holy crap! I love it Don. Great way to put it. I've seen Stru's head, and I'd say it's at least $100 head. [lol]
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by lead_foot
Holy crap! I love it Don. Great way to put it. I've seen Stru's head, and I'd say it's at least $100 head. [lol]
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Thanks, lead!
But...how much did you say your helmet cost?[;)]

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by struan87

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by donpalombella
stay with a name brand,
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What are some good brands?
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Start with Simpson and Bell.
You can do a google search and find their sites. If you need help, let me know.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by donpalombella

With all due respect to you Gard, I would always use a full face helmet. Heat should not be that great of an issue since autox runs are relatively short.

Stru,
stay with a name brand,
stay away from ebay or other used helmets,
find a style you like, then try a bunch on to see what is comfortable.

Most of all, remember that you put a $10 head in a $10 helmet. Don't go cheap.
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I do like the full face, that is what I wear myself. It just gets a little hot sometimes.

Also, remember a helmet is good for only one use. They are designed to absorb the impact by shattering in a controlled manner. If you drop or bang your helmet you can ruin it.

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Gardiner

If you drop or bang your helmet you can ruin it.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
Same goes for your head. [lol]

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