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Thread: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

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    Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

    Hey guys.

    I'm going to purchase a new helmet for the auto-cross events this year and have questions about the Snell rating. In Marc's Registration Guide, he mentions that I'll need a 2005 or higher SNELL approved helmet. I found a site that lists the expiration dates and it would appear that the SNELL 2005 helmets expire in 2017. Is that correct? If that's the case, I should purchase a SNELL 2010 (which expires in 2022), right??

    Also, does it matter if it's SA rated and not M rated? Can I get away with an M rated helmet?

    Thanks!

    - C

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    Re: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

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    Re: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

    Hi Cory, it's great to hear from you. I'm looking forward to racing together this summer, see if you can convince Steve to come out as well! I would deffinitley recommend a Snell 2015 helmet in order to get the most out of your purchase. If you're looking to shop local, talk to Larry at Excalibur and tell him you're a member of the Autosport Club looking to buy a helmet for autox - he may give you a deal.

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    4.5.2 Acceptable helmets:

    • FIA 8860-2004
    • FIA 8860-2010
    • FIA 8859-2015
    • Snell 2015 SA, or 2015 M
    • Snell 2010 SA, 2010 SAH, or 2010 M
    • Snell 2005 SA, or 2005 M (expiry 31.12.2018)
    • SFI Foundation 31.1/2015
    • SFI Foundation 31.1/2010
    • SFI Foundation 31.1/2005 (expiry 31.12.2018)

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    Re: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

    Hey Marc.

    Thanks, I'm really looking forward to racing again this summer with you as well! I went to Excalibur, spoke with Larry, and walked out with a new helmet. lol. Thanks for the recommendation & help.

    - C

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    Re: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

    Yay! Cory's racing!

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    Re: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

    Larry is one energetic guy. The carbon fibre helmet was a lot more comfortable!

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    Re: Questions regarding helmet ratings for Auto-X

    I mean, you have to be a little coo coo cachoo to race bikes on ice I'm glad to hear he was able to set you up.

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