Been doing some research for my next track lid. Anyone wearing one yet? It's looks pretty good.
Well, if you take the time to read the review of the Nexx above, you'll learn that 1. It's not really a cheap helmet ($4-$600)..some are looking for $100 track helmets. 2. It's really light. You can check the vid on Revzilla and their site. 3. It has many features that others don't like large eye port and good vent, nice liner, etc.I won't put anything on my head until I see a video of a dude in a crash like Nakanos (20 secs in) walking away without head injuries. :twocents I know it's been beatin to death.
I do have a question though and this is for everybody. By no means do I mean this to be an attack either. Why is there this trend of people buying different helmets for the track? seems like I see a lot of guys buying cheap lids for track use. I get the saving money part, but you only get one head. I replace my helmet every two to three seasons, and then the new one takes primary duty, street and track with the one I just replaced going to back up status. that way I always have two helmets within their expiration date at the track.
YouTube - Tribute to Shinya Nakano
Oh, yes they do!
I'll try a serious answer. Maybe what you get for your extra $400 is better comfort, less noise, and better airflow - things that are worth the money when you're spending eight hours in the helmet and there's little to no chance of destroying it.the second part of my post was based more on generalities that I see, not the specific 'linked to' helmet. the trend that I see is guys buying cheap helmets just because they are exactly that. not researched in any way. that's not to say some cheap helmets aren't safe or even safer than some high dollar ones. my question was more about why is there a different standard for the street and track? why is their choice in lids different? is it that they are worried about fashion more on the street, or scratching their hot new replica paint scheme on the track? just lookin for some insight, 'cause no BS at my last track day a dude rode in with a nice Shoei, but went on the track with one of those $50 pep boys jobbies.
I'll try a serious answer. Maybe what you get for your extra $400 is better comfort, less noise, and better airflow - things that are worth the money when you're spending eight hours in the helmet and there's little to no chance of destroying it.
However, when you're spending 20 minutes at a time in the helmet, and there's a 1 in 20 chance you'll bounce your noggin off the pavement, perhaps a less expensive, noisier, stuffier, less pampering helmet is ok.