Helmet: It's a BIG deal

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1/31/2019 3:19 PM

https://www.vitalmx.com/news/press-release/FLY-Racing-Releases-New-Formula-Helmet,21177

This new helmet is the real deal. The test data vs anything else on the market is exemplary.
the 6d started this innovation process - and it's a stellar helmet too.

I love seeing innovation in the helmet space - the sport NEEDS it and it will have long lasting effects for kids and athletes down the road.

I hope companies like arai and shoei step up to the market - and enter their ideas shortly as well.

If only we could get a better body protection solution next

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1/31/2019 3:32 PM

Love the new tech. ?

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kcco

1/31/2019 3:34 PM

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We need this for neck next.


Great job fly. Safety in this sport should never take a backseat.
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1/31/2019 3:43 PM

Great to see each helmet company and their variance on energy management but any data?

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1/31/2019 3:51 PM

Show me the data. Test all the heavy hitters and show me the data.

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1/31/2019 4:10 PM

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1/31/2019 4:15 PM

$650... phew.

Id like to know how this helmet is better than a bell moto9. Decided on the $400 one from bell. Why pay $250 more for this one? The hi-viz looks badass but damn are they expensive.

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1/31/2019 4:23 PM

Finally someone makes another helmet (6D) to deal with both linear and rotational forces.

MIPS only deals with rotational. Might as well slap some vaseline and a leather wrapped styrofoam bowl on your head.

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1/31/2019 4:27 PM

kb228 wrote:

$650... phew.

Id like to know how this helmet is better than a bell moto9. Decided on the $400 one from bell. Why pay $250 more for this one? The hi-viz looks badass but damn are they expensive.

It's a better helmet, not even a question. Is it worth $250? That's up to your wallet and brain

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1/31/2019 4:35 PM

Outstanding leap in technology! Good work Fly!

That red white blue looks badazz

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1/31/2019 4:39 PM

Very cool to see this from those guys. How fly gets over the initial flea market perception they created is their biggest stumbling block. Might be time for a new brand as they are now set in dealers and distribution that most would get on board without question. At least maybe a fly.2??

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1/31/2019 5:25 PM

where is it made the aria and shoie are made in japan the rest are made off shore off shore? that's what the sales reps tell me ok are they made on a godamm boat?

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1/31/2019 5:38 PM

kb228 wrote:

$650... phew.

Id like to know how this helmet is better than a bell moto9. Decided on the $400 one from bell. Why pay $250 more for this one? The hi-viz looks badass but damn are they expensive.

Where did you see the price at?

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1/31/2019 5:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/31/2019 5:41 PM

pete24 wrote:

where is it made the aria and shoie are made in japan the rest are made off shore off shore? that's what the sales reps tell me ok are they made on a godamm boat?

Offshore means Korea or China. A ton of the helmets are all made by the same manus in Korea

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1/31/2019 5:55 PM

kb228 wrote:

$650... phew.

Id like to know how this helmet is better than a bell moto9. Decided on the $400 one from bell. Why pay $250 more for this one? The hi-viz looks badass but damn are they expensive.

Goon126 wrote:

Where did you see the price at?

On the helmet product page. When you click on a helmet it will be under where it says formua helmet. Kindof hard to spot

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1/31/2019 5:56 PM

CG118 wrote:

Finally someone makes another helmet (6D) to deal with both linear and rotational forces.

MIPS only deals with rotational. Might as well slap some vaseline and a leather wrapped styrofoam bowl on your head.

Snell rated helmets should help with linear id think...

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1/31/2019 5:59 PM

kb228 wrote:

$650... phew.

Id like to know how this helmet is better than a bell moto9. Decided on the $400 one from bell. Why pay $250 more for this one? The hi-viz looks badass but damn are they expensive.

colintrax wrote:

It's a better helmet, not even a question. Is it worth $250? That's up to your wallet and brain

How do you know it's a better helmet? Lets see some proof.

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Arroyo Seco Raceway www.asmaracing.com

1/31/2019 6:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/31/2019 6:05 PM

Looks eerily similar to the technology already in the Alpinestars Supertech M10.. Except with a promo video featuring the token impact dummy testing, graphs on a computer screen, white lab coats, and a smart sounding British guy; in what just feels like a reach for credibility.

I'm sure it's a great helmet, just failing to understand the BIG deal. I sure friggin love my AStars SM10... especially for under $500 (with my discount at http://AOMC.mx), Ventilation is off the charts too

Photo

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1/31/2019 6:11 PM

CG118 wrote:

Finally someone makes another helmet (6D) to deal with both linear and rotational forces.

MIPS only deals with rotational. Might as well slap some vaseline and a leather wrapped styrofoam bowl on your head.

kb228 wrote:

Snell rated helmets should help with linear id think...

If you happen to hit pavement at 100 mph. You’ll be brain dead, but at least you'll live, eh?

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1/31/2019 6:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/31/2019 6:17 PM

Thank you Snell, for sacrificing our dirt bike brothers’ brains, for a pay check. You know your standards are raaaaaadiculous for low speed impacts.

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1/31/2019 6:17 PM

Moto Obsessed wrote:

Looks eerily similar to the technology already in the Alpinestars Supertech M10.. Except with a promo video featuring the token impact dummy testing, graphs on a computer screen, white lab coats, and a smart sounding British guy; in what just feels like a reach for credibility.

I'm sure it's a great helmet, just failing to understand the BIG deal. I sure friggin love my AStars SM10... especially for under $500 (with my discount at http://AOMC.mx), Ventilation is off the charts too

Photo

And here we go, shit on a product for self justification of a purchase already made. Cool.

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Mantis Toboggan, M.D

1/31/2019 6:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/31/2019 6:29 PM

I dig it.

Not taking anything away from Fly because I'm a fan of the tech used, the Kali Protectives and Leatt helmets are constructed with very similar ideas (it might even be licensed from them, I don't know).

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1/31/2019 6:31 PM

Dimblewambie wrote:

And here we go, shit on a product for self justification of a purchase already made. Cool.

Dude, let the guy validate his purchase!

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Not much to say to Vitards.

1/31/2019 6:32 PM

Dimblewambie wrote:

And here we go, shit on a product for self justification of a purchase already made. Cool.

You mad bro? I said I'm sure it's a great helmet. Just not sure what the big deal is when it's quite literally the same tech (or approach to it) as the SM10

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1/31/2019 6:42 PM

CG118 wrote:

Finally someone makes another helmet (6D) to deal with both linear and rotational forces.

MIPS only deals with rotational. Might as well slap some vaseline and a leather wrapped styrofoam bowl on your head.

The Bell Moto 9 Flex deals with both linear and rotational...

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1/31/2019 6:45 PM

Wear what you think your head is worth. I am happy 6d came along and shook the tree. The A-star helmet seems cheesy to me but a lot of riders wearing them.

This Fly unit seems legit. I’m going to consider one but need to see some additional info.

As tech like this comes along do they become one and done lids? Can it be rebuilt?

More to learn about it.

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1/31/2019 6:49 PM

So with the big launch on the New Fly helmet did they miss mentioning the weight? I did not watch the video's.

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1/31/2019 6:50 PM

3lbs

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1/31/2019 7:01 PM

I'm curious to see this helmet in the real world, the concepts behind it look cool.

Calling it "new technology" isn't quite fair to who came up with it though. Kali protectives (those goofy looking helmets Jarryd McNeil used to wear) I think should get credit for that. Their website even has a timeline of when they came out with all the innovations (dual density cones, and the squishy low density zones (similar to 6d or leatt turbines).

https://moto.kaliprotectives.com/pages/technology

That being said, I'm sure it's a leap forward in safety for Fly.

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1/31/2019 7:02 PM

I will stick with my Arai's.

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