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  • David Morgan

    Oh, my kit idea might not fly...channels would have to be sealed to prevent shellac from just filling them up...also, legally, it would have to be clearly labelled as "decorative art-not to be used as head protection" to avoid some moron from improperly finishing construction as directed, getting (or pretending to get) injured then suing the company...

  • David Morgan

    The crumple zone issue is very critical; and more gradual deceleration is vastly safer to the brain in real world impacts. "Greenness" is important, but for safety gear one rarely buys its not the ONLY issue-but I am wondering if Shellac could be used to water-proof/preserve the cardboard? Also, it would be neat to offerr a "kit" so people could paint (or not) as they wish, then seal their artwork! David Morgan, RN, BSN, CCRN

  • Edward OBrien

    The video shows the helmet being dropped on an anvil, I know this is an industry standard impact test for helmets, but unlike tests and wood peckers a cyclist's head may encounter a hard object from a bias trajectory.

    There seems to be an effort to green wash the helmet. While the shock absorbing material is re-purposed cardboard the outer shell and probably the liner are synthetic. I also heard the statement 'without electricity' but there was surely electricity used to manufacture the cardboard and I suspect that lazer cutter used to cut the ribs requires electricity as well.

    I would like to see a helmet that tackles ventilation with out sacrificing penetration resistance, and I would like to see more life like crash tests, like launching a helemt clad dummy out of a cannon.

  • flyingace

    Any idea what the MSRP will be?

  • IndustriousB

    Great concept but let's not reserve this safety net just for fixies and geeks.

  • onetooth

    I can't see how that is going to stop concussions. You brain will still move in your head due to the fluid surrounding it. It may lessen the impact, but still.

    • anirao

      Hi there,
      It basically acts like a crumple zone in a car.
      An EPS helmet has a crumple zone of about 2mm while the Kranium liner crumples slowly all the way ( 8 to 15mm)
      The rate at which the liner crumples stops the sudden impact to the brain which causes concussion by increasing the crumpling time. I hope that clears the doubt.
      It is better at stopping concussions than Polystyrene.