I cant see why that helmet wouldn’t hold up to your abuse. All the talk about getting one crash out of a helmet then replacing it usually refers to the two wheeled sports….you can take some pretty heavy impacts on a BMX, road bike goin 40mph or an XC/DH mtb (like drilling your head into the rocky ground or a tree). You can take some big impacts on a uni…but I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If you can swing the cash for that helmet go for it…they are cool as hell. peace.
Sixsixone helmets meet all of the following certifications: ASTM F 1447, ANSI Z90-4, CPSC, CE bicycle helmet standards.
ASTM F 1447
This is the skating stardard that requires the helmet being able to withstand multiple impacts. The testing it not as rigorous as the bicycle standard where the drop test is 3 m as opposed to 1 m for the skating standard.
This is the bicycle standard. This is the one the requires the helmet passing tests at 3 m.
I’m not familiar with ANSI but the CE is a European standard.
You’re covered with the 661 helmets.
Check out some reading on the helmets and their standards
I also have a 661 dirt lid I’ll be opening up tomorrow.
Bob- Thanks, that’s just what I wanted to hear. I don’t expect to get into many accidents involving my head, but my helmet needs to be able to take abuse. Most of the abuse will come from me dropping it, or getting hit by things in the boot.
Both TSG and 661 lids will take a few impacts, trust me. . .I’ve tested them
And at generally similar prices theres not much to pick and choose from them however TSG’s cool designs win them over for me.