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USED IT, ABUSED IT & TESTED IT: SUOMY MX JUMP HELMET

The Suomy MX Jump helmet weighs a mere two pounds, nine ounces (with graphics). That is almost a pound lighter than the most helmets and a half pound less than most high-end premium helmets (which typically weigh three pounds, three ounces). Suomy was able to knock weight off the MX Jump by using a fiberglass composite shell, dual density foam, lightweight liner and grooved channels in the EPS interior. There aren?t any gaudy wings or accents to add unnecessary weight. VERDICT: MXA test riders were impr…

THE INNERMOST SECRETS OF HELMET SAFETY

There is one question that never gets answered. Oh, people try to put a good spin on it, but deep inside the recesses of their minds, they have doubts. That question is, ?Will my helmet actually protect me in a crash?? The most obvious answer is, ?Yes, of course your helmet will protect you in a crash.? Its woven fiberglass, Kevlar-reinforced, expanded-polystyrene construction is designed to keep your fragile skull (and its contents) from being splattered all over the ground. Helmets do work, and there …