Eli Tomac is a proponent of the 6D helmet unique safety features and now he can say that he put them to the test.
Press release: 6D’s ATR-1 helmet was put to the test last Saturday night in Oakland when Eli Tomac crashed heavily during the main event. The helmet performed to expectations and 6D is pleased to report that Eli experienced no concussion related symptoms of any kind from the crash.
“I’m really thankful and very impressed with the helmet’s performance,” said Tomac. “That was a rough crash.” Eli was racing aggressively from the back of the pack when he got off his line entering the whoops section causing him to lose control of the motorcycle. He was catapulted over the top of his bike directly into the face of the following whoop where he impacted the ground with the top of his helmet. The helmet sustained a high-energy impact at that site breaking the visor and shearing 2 of the visor screws that attach it in place.
6D’s unique patent pending ‘ODS’ (omni-directional suspension) system performed as designed helping to mitigate the energy transfer from the crash impact to Eli. 6D’s shear-away visor screws also performed as designed fracturing on impact, there-by, reducing the chance of further injury or increasing angular acceleration force.
Eli will make his return to the race track this Saturday for round 5 of the Monster Energy Supercross at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California where he will continue his quest for the title.