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12/17/2017 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/18/2017 10:35 AM

On the Weege, Matthes, JT$ racerx sx #whosnext show. They had a new sponsor LS2 helmets.

Never heard of them, what’s their deal? Who are they?

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12/17/2017 9:46 AM

I bought an LS2 street bike helmet a few years back. Very happy with it.

My son won the Moto Playground Pitbike race at Mini O's this year and he got an LS2 retro type (open face) helmet that looks pretty cool. He is just using it as a trophy rather than wearing it though.

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12/17/2017 10:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2017 10:21 AM

LS2 Helmets

Been around since the 90's. Looks to have a ton of ventilation.

Here's their new MX470 helmet.

Price: Around $275
3 Shell Sizes
XS - XXL
Certified ECE 22.05
GR 1200 ± 50
KPA
Long Oval
Emergency Release System

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

12/17/2017 11:41 AM

sick no like euro style.
Doesn't look right on zacho,
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12/17/2017 2:42 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote: LS2 Helmets

Been around since the 90's. Looks to have a ton of ventilation.

Here's their new MX470 helmet.

Price: Around $275
3 Shell Sizes
XS - XXL
Certified ECE 22.05
GR 1200 ± 50
KPA
Long Oval
Emergency Release System

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Closer to $220 USD and under $245 in Canada on Fortnine. Helmets are not released in NA yet. Should be next week or January. LS2 is huge in the EU and one of the fastest growing helmet brands in NA. The new helmet should be 1200grams. Similar design and build as Airoh and Just1.
I’m on a waiting list for the blue and yellow one you posted. I have a Suomy MX Jump, Airoh/Kini Red Bull and a Just 1 J12 already. Looking forward to trying this helmet. I prefer the EU lighter helmets with ECE cert.

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12/17/2017 3:16 PM

crockett wrote: sick no like euro style.
Doesn't look right on zacho,

I know.. I hate the way some of these helmets look. But I guess the looks of the helmet really aren't important.

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12/17/2017 3:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2017 3:23 PM

I happen to have the new LS2 right now but I have to ship it back for a photo shoot. It's crazy light and the ventilation is just unreal. We were sponsored by Just1 for the past 3 years but they pulled sponsorship and we could never get the latest models in the states. The new LS2 is a superior helmet to Just1.

A lot of people are concerned about the safety because of the lower price point. LS2 wanted to offer a high-end helmet at an affordable price and that is exactly what they have done.

It's an awesome helmet and I cannot wait for the official release in January.

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12/17/2017 5:24 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote: LS2 Helmets

Been around since the 90's. Looks to have a ton of ventilation.

Here's their new MX470 helmet.

Price: Around $275
3 Shell Sizes
XS - XXL
Certified ECE 22.05
GR 1200 ± 50
KPA
Long Oval
Emergency Release System

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Tuna wrote:

Closer to $220 USD and under $245 in Canada on Fortnine. Helmets are not released in NA yet. Should be next week or January. LS2 is huge in the EU and one of the fastest growing helmet brands in NA. The new helmet should be 1200grams. Similar design and build as Airoh and Just1.
I’m on a waiting list for the blue and yellow one you posted. I have a Suomy MX Jump, Airoh/Kini Red Bull and a Just 1 J12 already. Looking forward to trying this helmet. I prefer the EU lighter helmets with ECE cert.

USD retail is $250 to $275 depending on model.

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12/17/2017 8:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2017 8:56 PM

If a helmet isn't using something like MIPS, 6D or 360 type technology, they're not making the short list of which helmet I'll buy next. More info on LS2's version of that is important. We went for decades with very little actual changes in helmet technology, it's really nice that 6D jump started the next level of protection.

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12/17/2017 9:11 PM

Is this a plastic shell?

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12/17/2017 11:46 PM

LS2 helmets are quite popular around here. They do have nice styles and design.

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12/18/2017 3:23 AM

$200 for the solid colours and $220 for graphics at RMATV.
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/713/81827/LS2-Subverter-MX470-Helmet

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12/18/2017 3:24 AM

etccb wrote:

Is this a plastic shell?

Carbon Kevlar.

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12/18/2017 4:18 AM

Wow, look amazing for the price

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12/18/2017 7:08 AM

yz133rider wrote:

Wow, look amazing for the price

That’s what I was thinking!

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12/18/2017 5:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/18/2017 5:55 PM

Matt Fisher wrote:

If a helmet isn't using something like MIPS, 6D or 360 type technology, they're not making the short list of which helmet I'll buy next. More info on LS2's version of that is important. We went for decades with very little actual changes in helmet technology, it's really nice that 6D jump started the next level of protection.

The LS2 shell rotates similar to the Bell helmet. The difference is the EPS liner is actually molded into the helmet so after time it will not come loose.

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12/18/2017 8:21 PM

etccb wrote:

Is this a plastic shell?

KPA or Kinetic Polymer Alloy. Very light and does not shatter like carbon fiber.

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5/17/2018 11:41 AM

The vents are impressive. Single density foam is unimpressive. Still it remains to be seen how the shell material works with the EPS. In theory the shell, (if it is softer than other typical helmets) may make up for some of the problems of single density EPS. I have a 6D , and will consider adding an LS2 to the gear bag, primarily because of the heat where I ride. Heat stroke is just as big, or an even bigger danger (for me at least) on certain days than is the injury potential of a crash.

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5/17/2018 5:53 PM

Tried a few from our distributor on a couple years back, absolutely hated the fit. Feeling of pressure on the top of my head, even when wearing 2 sizes up. I’d attribute it to having a funky shaped head but I’ve never had that issue with another helmet, and a few of the other guys around the shop felt the same.

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5/18/2018 8:46 PM

mxr746 wrote:

The vents are impressive. Single density foam is unimpressive. Still it remains to be seen how the shell material works with the EPS. In theory the shell, (if it is softer than other typical helmets) may make up for some of the problems of single density EPS. I have a 6D , and will consider adding an LS2 to the gear bag, primarily because of the heat where I ride. Heat stroke is just as big, or an even bigger danger (for me at least) on certain days than is the injury potential of a crash.

1st I’ll say that I do a lot of research on helmet testing, theories behind safety features, etc... the LS2 addressed all of the issues that I have concerns about related to head safety including: pendulum effects with one of the lightest helmets on the market, annular space elimination with foam weld to shell, shell impact absorption qualities as well as their own EPS system.

All of that said... My son tested the ew LS2 helmet already a few weeks ago with a gnarly high side that sent him into the ground like an ostrich into hard pack. Miraculously, he didn’t even get a headache... unfortunately, he had a nasty Humerus break as a parting gift. We’re thankful for the helmet’s safety features keeping him from a brain injury and we’re happy he is able to ride just 7 short weeks after the wad up... dang kids bones heal fast!!

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5/19/2018 3:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/19/2018 3:38 AM

racerx317 wrote:

1st I’ll say that I do a lot of research on helmet testing, theories behind safety features, etc... the LS2 addressed all of the issues that I have concerns about related to head safety including: pendulum effects with one of the lightest helmets on the market, annular space elimination with foam weld to shell, shell impact absorption qualities as well as their own EPS system.

All of that said... My son tested the ew LS2 helmet already a few weeks ago with a gnarly high side that sent him into the ground like an ostrich into hard pack. Miraculously, he didn’t even get a headache... unfortunately, he had a nasty Humerus break as a parting gift. We’re thankful for the helmet’s safety features keeping him from a brain injury and we’re happy he is able to ride just 7 short weeks after the wad up... dang kids bones heal fast!!

Sorry to hear about his injury. Glad the helmet performed admirably though. You’re probably familiar with that old article about helmets titled “blowing the lid off” where a cheap polycarbonate helmet outperformed an expensive top of the line helmet just due to the soft plastic shell which was effective in g force reduction. Since then the expensive helmets have advanced in many ways most notably varying density eps and of course proprietary systems like 6d suspension tech etc. A quick look at the LS2 reminded me of Kali who uses a similar eps molded to the shell. Taking up any gaps, but Kali also has a unique foam shape that is touted as dispersing energy better than single density foam. Without a lab test we’re in the dark about how well LS2 would perform in comparison to the high end competition with the double or triple density eps, rotational management features such as Bells new system etc. Its conceivable to me that this helmet could measure up well in testing if the shell is “softer” than other helmets it could transmit fewer g forces. I’d like to see the lab results, vs a high end variable density eps equipped lid. I’m still buying one solely for the ventilation, and wearing the 6d in weather under 85 degrees or so.

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5/19/2018 9:32 AM

id like to see some more feedback on these. they look nice for the price. Need a replacement for tld air

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5/19/2018 9:38 AM

fourfourone wrote:

id like to see some more feedback on these. they look nice for the price. Need a replacement for tld air

Look at the UFO helmet.

https://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/UFO-riding-gear,1339609

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

5/19/2018 10:28 AM

fourfourone wrote:

id like to see some more feedback on these. they look nice for the price. Need a replacement for tld air

I saw those. seems the ls2 is half the price. I love my TLD and was thinking about grabbing an se3 but I like the euro helmet look. I would totally rock an airoh if they were easy to get.

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