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Old 31-07-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Crash helmets, yet again

OK, this is not a question that I need answering, but I'm getting asked it quite a lot and don't know the answer.

Are the helmet requirements for offshore the same for basic race entries?
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Old 31-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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Depends. Are you still wearing the same head?
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Old 31-07-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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Yes.
Helmet bulletin here:
http://www.rya.org.uk/assets/powerbo...N%20110406.pdf

With update here:
http://www.rya.org.uk/assets/powerbo...UNE%202006.pdf

In particular, note 2 points:
a) The statement "all classes"
b) The listed standards are a minimum - if the helmet complies with an alternative standard that demonstrably exceeds any of the listed standards, it is OK as long as can be proven. The onus to prove it is on the entrant.
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Nataional Classes 100% Orange -
Basic 51% of the hemet orange
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Nataional Classes 100% Orange
It doesn't say that in the bulletins that Matt linked to - only mentions "predominantly orange, (at least 50%)"

Is the 100% orange requirement in the Class Rules?
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I don't know the answer to that I'm afraid.
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Helmets

Many will recall the dreadful helmet incident a few years ago which resulted in the MIAB enquiry and the long term effects to a young competitor who is still not right but improving slowly.
Having undertaken most of the research on behalf of the ORC including visiting Quinetic, who wrote the report, to view helmet tests, when I was Chairman, (seems a long time ago now), I would suggest the following:
Get the best helmet that you can afford, paint it predominantly orange if its not already painted, with a water based acrylic paint. The difference between an expensive branded helmet at say £150- £300 in GRP/ Carbon/ Kevlar etc and a cheap vac formed in China polycarbonate one at £50 or so is immense. They may both have stickers to say that they pass standards but the old adage of value for your money kicks in: pay more money; you get more protection.
In the whole scheme of things, with the cost of racing, its not worth the saving. If you only want to use it once flog it on Ebay later, a branded helmet will always sell if it has been looked after.
Just my thoughts !
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CLASS III, RIB, OCR, K CLASS RULE E28(b) orange all

HONDA (H18) LET OUT SAYS RULE E28 BUT PREDOMINATLY orange(nuts caps lock not shouting)
Basic M1(kii) Same has Honda


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Had another look at the Book Johnny. One for The Safety & tech man to answer.

1st Bulletin only requires predominantly orange

2nd Bulletin Highlights class differences IAW PB1 & PB2 & would guess Superseeds the previous

Cut & pasted Below
"Class rules as published in PB1 and PB2 plus current JSRA rules,
relating to the colour of helmets must be adhered to
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racing rules require helmets to be coloured predominantly
orange, at least 50%"

So there seems to be a difference between basic & national.
Which dont really matter as I dont think there is a requirement for a scruteneer to have a colour blindness test pre event so you could turn up & wag-it by getting all ya mates to say its orange & you should get a colour blindness test done bud as it looks orange to all of us !!!


EDIT: Afterthough he could get a colour chart & match what he sees with the card I suppose !!!
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