Are cameras tougher than skulls?

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by jefmcg, 27 Aug 2015.

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  1. From another thread.

    I don't want to attack someone who's been in a crash, but watching the video, the camera seems in OK shape after the crash, and the lens is definitely not dislodged or cracked. Why does he think his skull is softer than his camera?
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  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Part of the impact will have been taken by the helmet, leaving a camera shaped dent in it.
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  3. JMAG

    JMAG Well-Known Member

    Maybe because the camera didn't hit anything?
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  4. Sea of vapours

    Sea of vapours Über Member

    Quite! (Though as above, it's reasonable to assume that the camera didn't hit anything.)

    Rather than attributing his survival to his helmet, he might more usefully campaign on paying attention to basic road signage since that bend had at least five items warning of it, quite apart from the fact that it was really obvious, just from reading the road.
  5. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    How do you know the camera survived ?
  6. JMAG

    JMAG Well-Known Member

    Because it carried on filming after the impact?
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  7. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    on the video it seems to die.
  8. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I don't know his camera but mine is cased in metal and that's part of the reason it gets attached to the bike rather than me!
  9. JMAG

    JMAG Well-Known Member

    The clip ends with a fade out done within video editing software. A camera that dies wouldn't add a transition just before it pops its clogs!
  10. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    To assess its health we would need to see another video made after the event - it could well be a few frames short of a full movie now.
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  11. cd365

    cd365 Veteran

    Coventry, uk
    Maybe he should campaign for better cycling since his skills don't seem to be that good.
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  12. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Isn't it obvious that he's just another plum who crashed a bike. Why would you pay heed to anything he concludes about the crash?
  13. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I have suggested before that maybe there should be a training requirement on sportives and longer charity rides. There seem to be too many people on those events with enough speed to get themselves into trouble without the bike sense or skills to get themselves out of it.

    Or traffic police could just come and stop tons of riders for the sorts of dodgy riding I've seen during events around here (wrong side of the road over blind brows or around blind bends, overtaking on the left, overtaking too close silently, not leaving stopping distance from a rider they don't know, overlapping and clipping wheels ...) - they wouldn't even need to fine many, as the worst offenders would probably be most grumpy at their "race" time getting messed up by being stopped and told off :laugh: Really, if they want to race, they should get a licence, join a racing club and do it properly IMO.
  14. Helmets give you a chance. They are not a magic panacea. They won't save you if you get run over by stampeding elephants, or a sniper shoots you from a mile away, but they will give you a chance, if you get twatted by a mirror, or something gets fired skull wards, from a passing vehicle, or you topple off the bike and go head first towards a kerb etc. Cameras, won't help, except for insurance purposes.
  15. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    yebbut if you know you are reckless and accident prone, isn't a helmet a wise precaution?

    PS i am being facetious not trying to start the dreaded debat
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