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Out dated helmets #2716343
11/16/19 10:40 AM
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So, I had to get a new helmet, but what do you guys do with your old ones? I'm guessing that they can't be recertified because of rule, regulation and construction changes over years. I have an older G Force M2000 helmet that I really liked, but don't know what to do with it now.


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: sgcuda] #2716354
11/16/19 11:05 AM
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I offer mine for free to families with ATV’s.


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: Out dated helmets [Re: pittsburghracer] #2716358
11/16/19 11:11 AM
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I have tried to sell them on ebay with no luck.

Re: Out dated helmets [Re: 340Cuda] #2716380
11/16/19 12:05 PM
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Put it on the shelf for decoration with old pictures, trophies, models, plaques and any other junk you have there.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Out dated helmets [Re: CMcAllister] #2716411
11/16/19 01:37 PM
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Tie it to the car, and drag it.

Then put it on display.

Re: Out dated helmets [Re: squirrel] #2716425
11/16/19 02:19 PM
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I had a brand new one last year that had a DOT number on it but no Snell. Coles County and 41 accepted it, Joliet bounced it. It's sitting on the shelf now.


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: squirrel] #2716428
11/16/19 02:22 PM
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Well I really love the way my old helmet fits so I use my new helmet to tech and wear my old helmet to race comfortably. I have tried 3 different kinds of helmets and NONE of them fit like my old Bell Mag4.
Gus beer


64 Plymouth Savoy
493 Indy EZ's by Nick at Compu-Flow
5-Speed Richmond faceplate Liberty box
Dana 60
Re: Out dated helmets [Re: sgcuda] #2716529
11/16/19 06:59 PM
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Photoshop a sticker.


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: polyspheric] #2716530
11/16/19 07:02 PM
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Either one of those will get you a vacation if you get caught at an NHRA event.


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: CMcAllister] #2716552
11/16/19 08:39 PM
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My son's Bell dated out, AND the interior padding/foam started to .disintegrate

Nothing is more important to me, .


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: CMcAllister] #2716643
11/17/19 09:59 AM
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get caught?
"I bought it like that at a swap meet, here's the bill of sale. Prove your accusation, or I'll sue you into hell and back".

Helmet certification = virtue signalling and rent-seeking.
My life, health, safety AFTER a wreck is no one's business except mine.


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: polyspheric] #2716671
11/17/19 11:11 AM
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I have looked for awhile and not found any stickers online, Which is a surprise. I thought for sure someone would be making them. It gets old throwing a perfectly good helmet away just because of a sticker.


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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: Azzkikrcuda] #2716682
11/17/19 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Azzkikrcuda
I have looked for awhile and not found any stickers online, Which is a surprise. I thought for sure someone would be making them. It gets old throwing a perfectly good helmet away just because of a sticker.





You guys are acting like a helmet is only good for five years or so. Lol. Don’t be so dog gone cheap after all it is your head we are talking about


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: Out dated helmets [Re: polyspheric] #2716716
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Originally Posted by polyspheric
get caught?
"I bought it like that at a swap meet, here's the bill of sale. Prove your accusation, or I'll sue you into hell and back".

Helmet certification = virtue signalling and rent-seeking.
My life, health, safety AFTER a wreck is no one's business except mine.


Got a "DNR" painted on the roof over the drivers door? work

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000473.htm

Last edited by jcc; 11/17/19 12:41 PM.

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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: jcc] #2716732
11/17/19 01:03 PM
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Do you know why I ran NHRA events pretty much exclusively? Because cars and safety equipment got looked at, and for the most part, I didn't have to worry about going down the track beside some knucklehead who didn't think basic rules applied to him and he could do or not do pretty much as he pleased, rule book be damned.

Helmets are good for 12 years from the date of the sticker. 12 years.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: Out dated helmets [Re: CMcAllister] #2716742
11/17/19 01:27 PM
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If you read what I wrote, and don't understand it, just say so.

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Re: Out dated helmets [Re: polyspheric] #2716756
11/17/19 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by polyspheric
If you read what I wrote, and don't understand it, just say so.


I read it several times - what are you trying to say?

Are you saying that would be your response if faced with the situation during tech?

Re: Out dated helmets [Re: Transman] #2716799
11/17/19 04:25 PM
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I have only used one helmet for all my years of racing.
It sag 1973 inside of it. No NHRA racing in my state.


1.33 60 ft,6.21 at 110.59 in the 1/8, pump gas small block,2950lbs,drag radials,mufflers and driven to track ...
Re: Out dated helmets [Re: D-50] #2716801
11/17/19 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by D-50
I have only used one helmet for all my years of racing.
It sag 1973 inside of it. No NHRA racing in my state.




Southern guys and tracks are a different breed which wouldn’t usually bother me but when poop hits the fan it affects us all. Tracks close due to lawsuits and insurance rates raise for every track, not just the culprits.


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: Out dated helmets [Re: jcc] #2716803
11/17/19 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jcc
My son's Bell dated out, AND the interior padding/foam started to .disintegrate

Nothing is more important to me, .


I understand replacing something that is unsafe or worn out but I cant see spending hundreds of dollars on something new to replace a perfectly good product still in use. The fabric along the neckline of mine is starting to sperate from the foam but I still trust this helmet I've had for 25 years rather than putting something on my head that feels cheaply made.
This topic pops up every couple years at the end of the season along with the belt cert deal.
Safety is important but most intelligent racers know when they need to replace safety equipment without some organization telling me its time without even looking at my belts or helmet. They need to inspect the safety equipment it self instead of when it was made twocents
Gus beer


64 Plymouth Savoy
493 Indy EZ's by Nick at Compu-Flow
5-Speed Richmond faceplate Liberty box
Dana 60
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