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Old 03-20-2018, 12:20 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by larry1911 View Post
I've always bought Snell helmets, just because they're actually tested to standard, rather than relying on DOT's 'honor system.'

An interesting new testing protocol is 'SHARP'; it's a UK-based program that both tests helmets and publishes not only a 'pass/fail', but also specific scores for impact in different areas of the helmet. Small set of tested helmets to date, but another data point to consider.

This causes difficulty for us in the states. The sharp organization is based in the uk, and helmet manufacturers donít always call each helmet the same name in all markets.

Some like snell, I like ECE, both have extensive testing criteria. And both are plenty safe.
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