Please don't wear helmets*!!

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Tin Pot, 27 Jul 2015.

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  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Do we follow their lead?
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  2. young Ed

    young Ed Veteran

    i beautiful face, if i let people see it for free i wouldn't make any money out of all my modelling!
    Cheers Ed
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  3. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Wasnt there an actor who once said:

    When I was young I as into model making, now I am more successful I am into making models
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  4. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    An interesting one.

    I have "plastic" lenses both as an insert and outer as true "Glass" is nasty in an accident

    This article suggests that in sport (In general) protective eyewear does offer a proven decrease in eye injuries.

    (PS - CAUTION there are some unpleasant images, nothing obscene or gratuitous, but unpleasant)

    There is also a ecommendation for glasses specifications:
    However perhaps it is another one of those where the individual needs to have a free choice to decide whether the risk of the glasses causing an injury is outweighed by the benefit of preventing other injuries

    Especially as there are those who don't believe in that choice:

    Shame as much of the rest of the article made sense
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    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Interesting reads. It's worth noting that the study is really concerned with high and very high risk sports (bats, balls, fighting, etc) and the second article is an opinion piece.

    I definitely agree that it's worth wearing them to stop from crap getting in your eye, it was more about how they behave in an accident.

    A punch in the face when you're wearing glasses isn't much fun, for example. But I suspect the softer build of sports sunglasses and the way facial injuries tend to occur in cycling is radically different.
  6. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    As with all evidence, it needs to be read with an awareness of the writer's position, and assessed

    The second was from a manufacturer so was never going to be non-partisan

    Also (as in my reply to David K,) there is an overall acceptance of glasses as a safety device with their use across a wide range of sports - we don't get the limitation of the benefits to one small minority group.

    It does however mean that there is little research or work on that minority group though
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  7. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    My nephew was injured in an accident by a large fragment of the peak of of his helmet embedding itself into his face. He has a nasty scar on his face but it may have prevented worse injuries.
  8. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    The Giro Aspect has a cloth visor that (in theory) should fold and detach
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  9. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    As you mentioned safety helmets should prevent injuries and not cause them.
  10. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.

    So it didn't work then...
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  11. doog

    doog ....

    Im back ,you tagged can I help tonight:okay:
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  12. doog

    doog ....

    Just catching up and no I never read your posts about your apologies...Ilke most I simply cannot read every post on the forum but trust me Im glad you injury is cleared up :okay:
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  13. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    Sort of yes and no. The helmet worked but the peak broke and embedded itself into his cheek, he had to go around with it protuding from his face until a surgeon could extract it without causing nerve damage.
    My nephew tried to contact the manufacturer to warn them of this problem but they were not interested.
  14. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

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  15. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    There is a LOT of evidence that covering your helmet in bed prevents accidents
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