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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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DOT vs Snell?

I know DOT is supposed to be shit but I really like the Shoei GT Air 2. I'm assuming it didn't get Snell because of the drop down visor? or is it really an inferior product crash protection-wise?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 10:35 AM
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Dot will approve a bucket!!! always snail always
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Come on guys, it's a Shoei, a brand new one!

Ratings are legit but I can't imagine Shoei ever selling an unsafe helmet, I would buy it with my eyes closed.
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If it was a good helmet it would be snail rated . If it is snail rated you can find the crash and crush rates. In other words it has been tested. Dot does not care about crush or crash rates
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 10:52 AM
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I did some research on this on its made of a new composite and has not made snell cert.s yet . it is a sport touring helmet
Look at this one Shoei RF-SR
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If it was a good helmet it would be snail rated . If it is snail rated you can find the crash and crush rates. In other words it has been tested. Dot does not care about crush or crash rates
Yeah, you've got a strong point there for sure.

Maybe I am too brand fixated, Shoei and Arai is like the Mercedes S-Class of helmets for me, and I just can't imagine an S Class being unsafe!
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Not saying it's unsafe just saying its not approved yet. have you looked it to aim and aim+ . It is euro snail rating . It has come along way in the past 3 years shoei might have them listed under aim+ considering there from Japan .

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Not saying it's unsafe just saying its not approved yet. have you looked it to aim and aim+ . It is euro snail rating . It has come along way in the past 3 years shoei might have them listed under aim+ considering there from Japan .
Yes, I get it, do you know any legit sites for helmet ratings comparison?

My rule until now was to simpy avoid the cheap thermoplastic buckets and invest at least 300$ for head protection.
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Hope this is what you are looking for .

https://www.smf.org/cert
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Hope this is what you are looking for .

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