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post #1 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Visor or No Visor

I need a new helmet, and just saw something someone posted on this forum tonight for the first time (don't ask me where it was but I can't find it to save my life). It mentioned that the reason Christopher Reeves accident was so bad was because of the visor on his helmet?

This brings my to my question - I've seen skull caps with velveteen covers to look like a traditional helmet, and of course I've seen regular traditional helmets (which I tend to prefer, and all have a visor). Can anyone give me an opinion on this topic?
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 07:47 PM
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It mentioned that the reason Christopher Reeves accident was so bad was because of the visor on his helmet?
Although a helmet does a great job of protecting your skull, it doesn't keep you from breaking your neck, which is what happened to Christopher Reeves. I can't believe that a visor has anything to do with the effectiveness of the helmet.

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hence why I'm asking - I never heard that logic before so was looking for some credibility. I've never questioned visors before, so figured I would ask prior to breaking the bank on another helmet. LOL.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 08:01 PM
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I have a traditional helmet... but I can't imagine his visor caused him to break his neck, like, really? Was it made of steal? Because most if not all the visors on helmets I've ever seen would have easily broken if you landed with any force on it, maybe there are steal visors.....

Anyways, I love visors because I love the look of a traditional helmet with a visor... and I do not like the look of a helmet without the visor at all. So I would go with a visor, but that's just me.

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I agree - I like the classy traditional look of a plain black helmet with a visor. For sure!
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 08:06 PM
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If you're worried about a visor causing worse problems in a fall but prefer the traditional look I have seen where you can get a helmet without a visor but purchase a black velvet cover with a visor built in so that it bends/slides off if it comes into contact with anything. Just an idea. :)


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post #7 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if I'm worried about it or not? I'd never heard anything like this before...I guess that's why I'm trying to figure out if it's actually an issue or not. That's a great idea though Pocco, I suppose depending on the responses here I could go one way or the other!
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 09:26 PM
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I have one with a visor, never heard that it could cause a problem. I like the visor because it keeps the sun out of my eyes since I refuse to wear sunglasses.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-11-2010, 09:43 PM
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Visor, I think it looks more complete overall!
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