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TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby Jet Reckless » 30 Apr 2012, 19:28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po4peq_PkAk

I tried this helmet on at Eurocrash and I thought it was pretty good, has anyone heard anything about it?
Apparently it's designed to absorb impact better because of it's flexibility, whereas regular helmets mean when you hit your head it takes the full brunt of the force (with some absorption from the foam) It's also a multiple impact helmet and it it really cosy without being too small a surface area.
What do you people think?

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby Mortabella Bam » 30 Apr 2012, 23:01

Hmm, it does sound convincingly good and i am looking to buy a new helmet. I'd wanna try one on first though cos of my small head.

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby dasi » 05 May 2012, 12:24

I got one today. Size L/XL. It comes with two thicknesses of comfort foam pads. With the thick pads in as shipped it was a little too snug, but with the thinner pads it fit juuust right. Very comfy. £40 from chainreactioncycles.com but the S/M is £35. If anyone gets one and wants to swap their unwanted thin confort pads for my spare thick pads, let me know.

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby dasi » 06 May 2012, 23:53

> It's also a multiple impact helmet

I don't think that's correct. It's a CPSC certified single impact helmet.

http://www.bhsi.org/helmet12.htm
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bwv ... l=en&pli=1

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby Jet Reckless » 07 May 2012, 07:30

I guess the guys lied then :D

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby Adele Linquent » 07 May 2012, 12:57

Wow, I was intrigued by this CPSC multi-impact issue and I started looking into it and it's more complicated than I thought...

Apparently, from what I can gather here and there on the net, CPSC helmets are made out of hard foam and they protect well against a single big impact or multiple low impacts. It won't protect well after one massive impact simply because the hard foam would have cracked.
Non-CPSC are soft foam, they can take more than one impact (because the soft foam doesn't crack) but all these impacts should be low impacts only (because soft foam protects less effectively). Basically non-certified helmets are not safe.

Now there are also ASTM certified helmet which are said to be mutli-impact as well, but the differences are really not all that clear between those two certifications: it seems from what I read that these ASTM helmets have a thicker hard outter shell that is another protection against multiple impacts as it can withstand more and it doesn't crack like the thin plastic outter shell you can find on bike helmets.

Some helmets are both ASTM and CPSC. The way I understand it is that the outter shell on a ASTM-CPSC helmet is tougher so it can take multi-impacts, while the inner foam is hard foam, so it can take one big blow or multiple small impacts. So the addition of both seems to make it the safest helmet for skating.

:?:

This is only info from the net and people can tell whatever on the net... But it's the way I understand things from a few different websites:
http://cruzskateshop.com/FAQRetrieve.aspx?ID=54393
http://www.xsportsprotective.com/helmet ... guide.html
http://cruzskateshop.com/FAQRetrieve.aspx?ID=54393
http://www.xsportsprotective.com/multip ... lmets.html
http://s-onederby.blogspot.co.uk/2012/0 ... elmet.html
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=39661577613
http://www.helmets.org/skatepam.htm

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby da silva surfer » 07 May 2012, 13:48

Also the certifications vary from USA to Europe...more complicated still...

There is a whole bit about helmets on one of the latest derby deeds podcasts, they talk about using hockey helmets and how helmets get tested:

1:02:00 – Hockey Helmets in Derby!
http://derbydeeds.com/2012/04/ddp_ep103/

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby Jet Reckless » 07 May 2012, 17:19

I listened to that podcast too, Silva. I was interested most by the different types of testing for different types of impact. For example a motorbike helmet is designed to protect you when you're skidding a million miles an hour across concrete...

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Re: TSG Kraken helmet...?

Postby da silva surfer » 07 May 2012, 17:21

Yep, and a hockey helmet is tested for getting a puck to the head :shock:


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