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post #11 of 14 Old 09-02-17, 19:33
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Happy with the RF 1200. It did give me headaches when I was breaking it in though but afterwards it felt amazing. I wish mostly likely buy another one in the future

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post #12 of 14 Old 09-03-17, 01:54
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just a heads up, the new RPHA 11 is not SNELL certified! it could maybe still pass a SNELL test but i suspect HJC just didn't want to spend the time and money to go through that
It has ECE which I consider to be better than Snell in most cases.

And to actually add to this conversation. Make sure it fits snug. Loose equals not safe. Even a little. Also the newer the helmet the better. Replace your helmet often. Have you ever played with EPS ice chests? Notice how they get hard after just a couple years. That's the same thing in your helmet. When it's new you can put your finger inside past the liner and feel that the foam is firm but compliant after a few years it's just hard. Also the liner wear out after a while so the fit loosens up. You're better off with a less expensive properly fitting helmet and replacing it more often then a top shelf helmet that you keep for longer.

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It has ECE which I consider to be better than Snell in most cases.

And to actually add to this conversation. Make sure it fits snug. Loose equals not safe. Even a little. Also the newer the helmet the better. Replace your helmet often. Have you ever played with EPS ice chests? Notice how they get hard after just a couple years. That's the same thing in your helmet. When it's new you can put your finger inside past the liner and feel that the foam is firm but compliant after a few years it's just hard. Also the liner wear out after a while so the fit loosens up. You're better off with a less expensive properly fitting helmet and replacing it more often then a top shelf helmet that you keep for longer.
Most helmets are supposed to need replacement after about 5 years. However I've found that with the use I put through them the fit becomes loose and the visor acquires scratches much earlier. So what I've done with my last HJC and intend to do from now on is to get a second set of liner and a visor right at purchase so as to change somewhere at the 2.5 year mark. Changing the liner & visor makes a helmet feel like brand-new - it's a nice sensation and it's at 1/3 the cost of a new helmet.
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If the EPS is still compliant then that's a good idea. I've started buying 1year old closeouts and replacing them every couple years. EPS is still nice and compliant always that way and the liner is good so they never get loose.

Doing that I can get a relatively top end helmet for half the price and always have a nearly new helmet.
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