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Replacing helmet after accident

So a few months back took a little tumble. I'm more or less healed up and ready to ride again. A question about my existing helmet, in terms of damage to my helmet my chin vent snapped off completely and there are a few gashes across the front as well as my face shield. Other than that the helmet is in decent condition no internal cracks or warping from what I can see. Can't take it upon myself to toss the helmet so I'm planning to save it as an expensive paperweight for now

New helmet is already on the way as I don't want to risk anything especially when it comes to protecting your head. Just wanted to get any additional insight or opinions. Thanks in advance!
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Is it just me, or do others watch in amazement how the top pros low side at 100+ mph and slide along the pavement holding their head up and never touching their helmet to the ground? How do they do that! Lol


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Light scratches from small rocks or other debris is usually fine but there was a substantial enough impact to break off a piece of trim so that's a no go in my book. Glad to hear you're ok.
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You could always send it back to the manufacturer to check the internals. They'll let you know if it's good or not.

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There are a few things I'm sure to spend money on: Tires. Brakes. Safety gear. Everything else is just fluff - I'll spend but not as much, as often.

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Is it just me, or do others watch in amazement how the top pros low side at 100+ mph and slide along the pavement holding their head up and never touching their helmet to the ground? How do they do that! Lol


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I've never slid that fast but have lowsided before. I think you do subconsciously try to keep your head off the ground.


Heres a pretty good video. Its worth watching the whole 10 minutes, but at the 6 minute mark it talks about Nakano and hitting his head around 9 times and not losing consciousness. That's quite a bit of energy being absorbed.


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Is it just me, or do others watch in amazement how the top pros low side at 100+ mph and slide along the pavement holding their head up and never touching their helmet to the ground? How do they do that! Lol


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yes all the motogp crashes i've seen the rider always seems to gracefully slide until they come to a stop (usually on their butt). Wish I was that graceful. For me both times I've injured my hands. I think it's just natural to try to reach out to brace yourself. I even told myself after my first tumble that I'd try to keep my hands clear and slide if possible but I guess that didn't happen. Either way, healed up now and more or less ready to start riding again. Fingers crossed, no more injuries or accidents from here on out.
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