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Old 09-29-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Masei Modular Helmets

Anybody have any actual opinions on the Masei line of helmets?

Aside from "Dont go cheap" or "remember what its protecting"

Are there any actual reasons why less expensive is less safe?

DOT approved does mean something, right?
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:01 AM   #2
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Are there any actual reasons why less expensive is less safe?
There is no correlation between the price of a helmet and it's ability to protect your head.

There is some correlation between price and comfort and durability.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:37 AM   #3
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Default Only 15 Men

Only 15 men can make the shell that becomes an Arai.

Only 15 men can squeegee fiberglass and resin into a waxed bowl.

Only 15 men can actaully afford one of their $700 hats.

Only 15 men know how to do the Whackadoodle Dance.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:54 AM   #4
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Thank you all for NOT uttering the "You get what you pay for" chant.

I think I'll give em a try. At $70, they are practically disposable compared to some others on the market.

I was considering renting a helmet, but there is no telling how old it will be, if it has been dropped, or if it will fit. I thought a bout buying used....see above variables.

At least with the inexpensive brain-bucket I'll know the answer to those questions...and if it dont fit right...I'll send it back.

keep the feedback coming.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:31 AM   #5
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Here's what I found out about the $70 helmets:

You get a helmet.
The faceshield is super cheesy-thin plastic that scratches.
In a few weeks, the screen won't stay up.
The finish chips and scratches if you look at it hard.
The liner is thin and itchy.
They're loud as hell.
You wind up putting it on the shelf and buying a Nolan or Shark or HJC in a month anyway.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #6
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Is that what the tribesmen wear when herding their cattle?

Anyhow, the bigger issue is whether the hat fits. I have (unfortunately for my wallet) an ARAI 'Profile' head. No other hat fits. The Shark RSI is close, but not quite there.
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