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Old 02-12-2012, 09:18 PM
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Default Roof crash helmets, wear at your own risk

so i had this roof roadster for less than 6 months, had it hanging on my bars
on a triumph bonneville no more than 2 foot off the floor.
I knocked the bike and the crash helmet slipped on and hit the ground, as you may see by the pic that is a crack not a scratch, you can get your fingernails under the top layer.
these are not cheap crash hemets but this is disgusting.
in comparrison i went and bought an agv open face after this happened, day after got knocked off me bike rear ended fell off the back of the bike and head hit the ground, barely a scratch on the agv.
i did try and contact roof via the place i bought it as he has a good realationship with roof direct, nothing comeback.


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Had a Roof for years,loved it.
However ALL helmets makers say a knock such as you described you should replace no matter what the outer shell looks like.
You have no idea what the AGV may look like under the shell
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i hear wot your saying m8 but i reckon most of us have dropped a helmet and most of the time a few scratches i reckon at most, before this i loved the roof and had 1 before and loved that too.
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I was thrown 65 foot through the air and landed square on top of me head while wearing a Roof and it saved me for getting me brains splashed ... good enough for me.

Also had a conversation years ago with the bloke who did the actual testing of helmets for the Government wossname to do with lids, and re tells his kids to wear Roofs.

You get bad ones. Friday afternoon specials, in every area of life - perhaps yours was one o' them.

How old was it and how many times, if any, had you dropped it before?

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I was thrown 65 foot through the air and landed square on top of me head while wearing a Roof and it saved me for getting me brains splashed ... good enough for me.

Also had a conversation years ago with the bloke who did the actual testing of helmets for the Government wossname to do with lids, and re tells his kids to wear Roofs.

You get bad ones. Friday afternoon specials, in every area of life - perhaps yours was one o' them.

How old was it and how many times, if any, had you dropped it before?

i did think it may have been a bad batch cos when it hit the floor it sounded hollow, i thought the inner padding etc would be touching outer make a compact solid object, hat was under 6 month old and this was first drop.
tried contacting roof but can find no direct website etc at all.
i contacted place where i bought it from cos seems he has good relations with roof, got no reply via e-mail so called and the bloke there said they had same thing happen in the shop when they dropped 1 too.
maybe a bad batch i accept but cant contact roof etc, i would not have mionded sending it to em.
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i did think it may have been a bad batch cos when it hit the floor it sounded hollow, i thought the inner padding etc would be touching outer make a compact solid object, hat was under 6 month old and this was first drop.
tried contacting roof but can find no direct website etc at all.
i contacted place where i bought it from cos seems he has good relations with roof, got no reply via e-mail so called and the bloke there said they had same thing happen in the shop when they dropped 1 too.
maybe a bad batch i accept but cant contact roof etc, i would not have mionded sending it to em.
Roof's importer has changed these days. It used to be a bloke called Mark who was very knowledgeable and a thoroughly decent chap.

The new lot, DPC Distribution, I haven't had too much to do with, although the girlie who used to work with Mark is there. Will PM you her email address, might be worth an email?

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The thing with crash hats and car crumple zones is they are designed to absorb the energy of the impact and self destruct in the process.

'kin anoying though
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sorry to say nik but she was feck all help
just saying irrelevant of height cos it was dropped on a concrete surface etc etc.
no crash helmet should crack like this from that height wotecer surface it lands on.
i have dropped low priced nitro helmets from high and may just mark/scratch surface.
i was not looking for recompence as can not prove the height etc, although i know its true.
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I had an AGV bali (open face) and it didn't protect my head as well as it should have... Irrespective of make - drop it buy a new one!
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When companies change hands the new management often look for ways to save money, it is possible buying from China where BS kitemarks are sometimes just something to be printed on things like any other decoration is just another way to cut production costs.

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A bit of duct tape would sort that out, there's years left in that yet.
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A bit of duct tape would sort that out, there's years left in that yet.
Let's be honest about this..A lot of us would not wear a helmet much of the time if it wasn't for the law..

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Let's be honest about this..A lot of us would not wear a helmet much of the time if it wasn't for the law..

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not me, crash helmet everytime.
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How bout not hanging yer lid from the bars? Then the fucker wouldn't fall....

Seriously though I was wearing a roof when I was highsided off of the wife's bike (Could have been worse, could have been my bike!) Came down on my head and was knocked out and dazed for a few minutes but the Roof saved me from serious injury.
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How bout not hanging yer lid from the bars? Then the fucker wouldn't fall....

Seriously though I was wearing a roof when I was highsided off of the wife's bike (Could have been worse, could have been my bike!) Came down on my head and was knocked out and dazed for a few minutes but the Roof saved me from serious injury.
I did summat similar (on my own bike don't panic ) wearing a Roof.

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One of my mates actually fell off a Roof ..but his helmet survived.
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One of my mates actually fell off a Roof ..but his helmet survived.
What was he riding at the time?

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He was on the ARIEL...
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He was on the ARIEL...
Very good..

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like i am the first to do that, ffs
glad it happened actually, save me wearing it and happening another way
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When I sold helmets, we weren't allowed to stick (the gold standard one) them on without a guy from the industry being present... So we just include the stick in the box O_o
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