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Thread: 2014 Autoslalom

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Im gonna do my best to make it

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom Schedule

    Car's still in garage but plan to get it out for Sunday.

    Great news about the August 24th date! Nice to have somewhere else we can race this summer to switch things up. Nice work to whomever managed to make that happen

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcGSR View Post
    It should be. However, you can always borrow one or there is the club loaner. A helmet shouldn't hold you back.
    "Should?"

    Give a straight answer Marc Or you may be loosing racers who dont want to spend the dough on a SNELL helmet. What does the insurance say?

    I personally ran a downhill full face MTB helmet the last times I raced... because there were no rules besides "A helmet". And it was lighter and had more roof clearnace than my big one.
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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    I think he's saying they don't care without actually saying they don't care

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Helmets must be Snell 2005 or newer. No dot only or MTB helmets

    Also for those thinking that Snell helmets are expensive obviously haven't looked because when I was at Excalibur we had one starting at $120
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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    To clarify, your helmet /must/ be at least Snell 2005. If you can't get one for the first race but plan on buying one I'm sure you could borrow one.

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    I know $120 isn't ridiculously expensive... But it is another add on to the $50 membership and $20 race fee.

    Just may be a deterrent for people that are on the fence about attending, so I thought it would be beneficial to clear up.

    $140 helmet with tax, +$50, +$20 to race... Over $200 for the first race. That ain't pocket change to rip around cones in a parking lot.

    Years ago, the money was a main reason I kind of didn't really want to attend... But now I know it was well worth it and fun as hell.
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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    But the helmet is good for 10yrs and the membership is a once a year purchase.

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Indeed. Still a big expense for the first race... and if you can only make a race or 2 a year, kind of a hard pill to swallow if you don't know how much fun it is.

    It will always draw the 15-20 car enthusiasts, but not too many people (especially younger people) will drop that kind of money just to try it out.

    I really want autocross to stick around in this city. Just throwing ideas out and stuff to think about
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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Unfortunately the rules aren't made by our board they're setup by casc so we have no control over them. Plus is safety somewhere that they should be lenient on? They have loaner helmets for people who just want to try it out.

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    I don't ever remember them enforcing the snell rule for helmets at autoslalom events in town. I realize it's the rule and related to safety and should be enforced but I'm sure quite a few people never use snell rated helmets, even for ice racing.

    I actually bought one from Excalibur just for autoslalom back in 2011 and it has come in handy for out of town events where they do actually check your helmets and you get can rest easy at night knowing that if anything should happen, your head is properly protected. Plus it can be used if you ride a motorcycle or in the winter for snowmobiling if you change the shield .
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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    I'm sure if nobody brought it up (DAMMIT GUYS!) we would've been fine with any helmet.

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Is the AutoSlalom weather dependent? hear chances of rain for sunday.....

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    As long as it's not Noah's ark type rain it should be a go, hell I won an event in a downpour lol

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    Re: 2014 Autoslalom

    Yup, even if there is a heavy downpour they'll wait a little until it lightens up then do some runs. I have also won an event in the rain, with rwd at that!
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