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since the beginning of motocross there have constantly been "game-changing" technology advancements to make our sport safer... or at least seem safer. I believe the Atlas brace to be the safest on the market as well as the 6D to be the safest helmet. Will the effectiveness of these products statistically change the "safeness" of the sport? I am yet to see research done on the safety statistics of the sport, but would love to if they exist. Please share your thoughts on these "ground-breaking" products in relation to making our sport safer on a short term scale.
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Re: Safety Technology (6D,Atlas brace) Reply to this Post

Leatt changed the game when they came out with a neck brace, many copy cats have come since, haven't seen the 6 D brace yet. My only advice is wear a neck brace. I've been saved by my leatt in two crashes that I know would have hurt my neck.
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Leatt or Atlas new model are a no brainer. As for the 6D I have seen two helmets have there inner ESP liner fail from the design of where they place there directional suspension. Shoei or Aria would not have failed in the same crash and the helmet could have been used again. Based off what I saw I told the parents it was time for new one since the ESP had cracked at the back. The crashes were nothing that caused issues for the riders but if they fell the same way again it could be.

The price is high due to the marketing cost they have to pay for the riders they are paying. I am not sold on it.....just saying I am sure it is on the high end level but the cost is a killer for me and can't afford to buy another one if my kid had the same damage to his when I know the helmet should be ok .

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Re: Safety Technology (6D,Atlas brace) Reply to this Post

What do you mean two of the helmets failed? The 6D? In what Instance?
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Re: Safety Technology (6D,Atlas brace) Reply to this Post

Two different riders fell off the back of there bikes like falling when doing a wheelie and at the base in the back the ESP cracked due the directional suspension points being about 1" above the helmet shell around the edges. The ESP cracked all along the bottom as there was no support rather an air gap between the shell and the ESP. Its just a weak point all along the edge of the shell and the ESP even in the eye opening. I think they should have place the directional suspension closer to the edge and it would have been better. You could take you thumb and push in and crack the ESP along the edges if you wanted to. It is just probably me but this design bugs me when all other helmets have the shell and ESP together at all the openings.

I have inspected several top helmet that have taken a blow around the visor area and the edge of the ESP is compressed above the eyes (some rider were ok and others had a concussion). If there was a gap at the edges I just wonder how the 6D and rider would have come out. Just my concerns with it and I could be totally off base but it makes you wonder and I can't put my son in one if I have second thoughts.
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Re: Safety Technology (6D,Atlas brace) Reply to this Post

I understand your concern, however I believe that even though there may be "weak" spots around the edges, the air gaps themselves provide additional give before the impact reaches the eps. When it does reach that point it is much thicker than a traditional helmet, not to mention the dampers which you are firmiliar with. This is only my belief, all in all I believe if your head is somewhat suspended any way you hit your better off than a traditional, rigid helmet.
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