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Fred Wilson
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Brain Box and Helmet Articles. Reply with quote

Great (albeit long) article that came out this month from Outside magazine titled, "After The Crash."
This article is not meant to discuss the pro's or con's for helmet usage with flying, but just to keep us all a little more informed.

http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/injury-prevention/After-the-Crash.html

For more on helmets, check out Building a Better Brain Bucket.


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Fred Wilson
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 06:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Helmet Wiki is now updated with a Manufacturers List. Any Missing? If so, please edit the Wiki! Tnx!
See: http://www.hanggliding.org/wiki/Helmet
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There are some great discussions on this topic out there. Examples:
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2192
Helmet Inspection Check List: http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?p=289997
http://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4009
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 06:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bell Helmets decided it wanted to give athletes an edge by creating custom helmets shaped specifically to the unique characteristics of each rider’s head.

See their article "Heading Into The Future" at: http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/top-stories/2013/11/13/heading-into-the-future/

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 06:51 pm    Post subject: Helmets allowed in CIVL Category 1 Championships Reply with quote

CIVL now allows helmets certified to either EN966 (HPG), ASTM 2040 (Snow Sports) or SNELL rs98 (Snow Sports) at all times while flying.
In hang gliding, the EN1077-A and -B are also allowed.

(These were added to the required list for competitors who enter FAI Cat 1 Events.) Some Cat 2 Events may adopt this standard too.

See: http://www.fai.org/civl-news/civl-what-s-up/38148-2014-plenary-new-helmets-allowed-in-pg-a-hg

http://www.fai.org/civl-safety/hang-gliding/457-civl/civl-safety/38276-helmets-for-hg

http://www.fai.org/civl-safety/paragliding/457-civl/civl-safety/38277-helmets-for-pg
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CIVL's (yet to be updated) list of approved helmets as of 2 July 2013: http://www.fai.org/civl-safety/hang-gliding?id=31641
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