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      06-22-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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Helmet Recommendations?

OK, not sure where to post this since there is no racing/auto-x section on this site. I've signed up for an auto-x school that's happening next month. I know that I've got to wear a helmet to get on the course. Does anyone here have any recommendations? Open face, full face?

I've got a hunch that once I go to this auto-x, I'm gonna be addicted. I'll probably end up going to VIR or something down the road as well (I can feel my wallet shrinking as I type...) I know that the event loans out helmets... but the thought of swapping sweaty helmets with random folks on a hot July day doesn't rank too high on my list.

OG racing is right around the corner for me, so sourcing a helmet should be fairly easy. Unless there are better deals to be had online or via e-Bay or something.
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I dont know if it will suffice, but maybe a motorcycle helmet store??? They might have a light and smaller helmet for your racing needs
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For motorcycle helmets

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Get one of these:













Oh wait... thats for shim and his offroading...
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how about this... I'm sure you will make an impression.
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how about this... I'm sure you will make an impression.
Hmm... does it come with a sword and shield package? My guess is that it won't be SNELL approved... although if there is ever a Halloween driving event, it could come in handy
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Hmm... does it come with a sword and shield package? My guess is that it won't be SNELL approved... although if there is ever a Halloween driving event, it could come in handy
hehe.
seriously, a bike helmet will do.
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yup! for sure !
Will this bike helmet do?
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You can get them at your local motorcycle store or online, try ebay. Make sure it is SNELL approved.
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helmetharbor.com is ok, I think i'd gotten my lids at discountmotorcylehelmets.com ........


HJC is good and cheap too, that's what I ride with


don't get all carried away with the $$$$$, if it's just for your car track days you should be able to get set up for 200 or less
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Hardy har har ... everyone is a comedian these days

Seriously though, the funny thing is I actually have a damn bike helmet, and some old tae kwon do head gear I could put to good use. Sadly, both are not SNELL approved!

I'm gonna try to keep myself in check and not go overboard on a helmet. I guess I leave it up to the pros at OG Racing here in Ashburn to help me on which model to get. And if they have a Viking helmet in stock, I'll pick up one of those too just in case.
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Wait, which autox did you sign up for?
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Get one of these:













Oh wait... thats for shim and his offroading...
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Wait, which autox did you sign up for?
It's the Washington DC SCCA auto-x school this coming saturday.
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Get an SA (auto racing) helmet, not an M (motorcycle). A few driving school organizers are picky and won't allow motorcycle helmets.

OG is a good shop, they will take care of you.
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It's the Washington DC SCCA auto-x school this coming saturday.
Can I come and watch?
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Get an SA (auto racing) helmet, not an M (motorcycle). A few organizers are picky and won't allow motorcycle helmets.

OG is a good shop, they will take care of you.
Aren't motorcycle helmets tougher though?
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Aren't motorcycle helmets tougher though?
Nope, the Snell standards for an SA helmet are either the same or stricter than those for M helmets. However, the main difference is SA helmets must meet flame resistance requirements while M helmets do not.

http://www.smf.org/stds.html
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Nope, the Snell standards for an SA helmet are either the same or stricter than those for M helmets. However, the main difference is SA helmets must meet flame resistance requirements while M helmets do not.

http://www.smf.org/stds.html
So, could you wear a SA helmet on a motorcycle then?
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So, could you wear a SA helmet on a motorcycle then?
Not sure. I do know the eyeports on M helmets have a larger minimum size than on SA helmets.
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