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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have experience with the 6D helmets? They are expensive but, it's hard to put a price on your noggin'.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 01:25 AM
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6D was a sponsor of the AMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month and they had a display and reps at the Saturday afternoon reception. I spent some time with a rep and he did a complete explanation and demostration of the helmet for me. It's an amazing concept that impressed the hell out of me. I was really beginning to think we had come pretty close to the extreme of helmet technology and design until new materials started to become available! Not so!
They had several lids broken down to their componant parts with a complete explanation of how it worked. The concept of 2 layers of inner shell with rubber dampers between them in four sections that can move and absorb force independantly is brilliant!
I agree that it's pricey but, in the grand scheme of things they're really not all that much more than an Arai!
They are dirt oriented for now but, will be introducing a "street" helmet very soon that would also be appropriate for dirt track, drag & road racing. Next time I need a helmet I am going to seriously consider the 6D. Anyone over 40 should consider spending the bucks for the best helmet available...recent data & research shows that as we age we become more & more susceptable to head trauma. Data shows that head trauma from an accident survived with little effect by a 30 year old could be absolutely fatal to a 50 year old. New technology that makes helmets more effective is only good news to me!

BUT...I still believe it should be an individual choice to wear a helmet or not and NEVER be mandated by law!

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I am sure Zach Bell would agree that they are worth every penny (just watch his head bounce) as he got up and raced the next race after being cleared by the Medical Crew (Tomac rocks them too I think and he swears by 'em as well)

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