The Importance Of Choosing A Motocross Helmet For Yourself

this post answers the following questions
1. What is the protection needed for our head and skull while riding a motorcycle?
2. What can a full helmets protect you from?
3. What are the things to consider when buying a helmet?
4. What is the best helmet shells made from?
5. Why helmet lining is important?

Motocross is a very intense sport. Nothing can match the feeling of racing around the tack and catching air at very high speeds. Because of this, it is extremely important for the safety of the rider that he or she have the best helmet for the job. Helmets provide protection for your head and skull.

Why a Helmet is Needed:

1. The skull is considered to be the strongest bone in the body, but it covers the most sensitive organ in the body, so it is absolutely imperative that you protect your head from traumatic impact and accidents. It has been studied that motocross riders who crash without a helmet are over five times more likely to suffer a serious head injury.

2. On the open road, full helmets protect you from flying stones, pebbles, insects, and other small flying objects that can be a nuisance, and can also be very dangerous as well.

Here are some things to look for when purchasing the right Motocross helmet for you:

Shell:

Among the things that you should look out for when searching for your helmet is the shell. Remember that one of the primary functions of the helmet is to ensure that your head is protected during riding. Typically motorcycles on the street account for most of the accidents on the road. Just amplify that for motocross racing because you have an uneven track, other riders, and usually high levels of pressure involved.

The best shells are made from lightweight material that make driving easy and comfortable, and are cast as a single whole unit to ensure that these do not shatter easily when accidents occur.

Helmet Lining:

Not many people really think about how important the lining of a helmet is. It needs to be the proper weight and thickness to protect your head from the hard shell of the helmet. Many motocross helmets these days have linings that are made of expanded polystyrene. But above all you need to look for a helmet that has the highest rating for impact protection. You want to make sure that your head is protected against collisions, but also that you can breathe in there too. It is important to know that you will be cool and not uncomfortably hot inside of your helmet.

Helmet Size:

You would be surprised how many helmets are purchased with the wrong size. Sizing your helmet up is crucial, otherwise it will not protect you properly. Not all helmets are cast from the same mold so make sure you ask about that and get the best fit possible. This can be done by actually measuring your head before purchasing the helmet. This can also be done by using a strip of cloth or string, and measuring this with a tape measure. Be sure to consult the charts found in various motocross accessory retail stores to help you in deciding.

As one can imagine, motocross racing can get pretty chaotic and the last thing you want to worry about is your head getting injured. Just follow these god safety tips and you will be protected while trying to win races or perform stunts.

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This article was contributed by the experts at Ski Doo Outlet.

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