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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S NEW PRODUCT HIT PARADE (02/18/14)

6D HELMETS ? The 6D ATR-1 offroad motorcycle helmet brings an entirely new helmet technology to the athlete and is the only helmet specifically designed for the rigors of motocross and offroad racing. Our patent pending ODS (Omni-Directional Suspension) provides superior protection capabilities unmatched by any other helmet. ODS works to mitigate critical angular acceleration force and low-threshold impacts, all while maintaining all of the necessary protection for extreme hits as well. ??6D Helmet’s Do…

MXA TEAM TESTED: ARAI XD4 HELMET

WHAT IS IT? The Arai XD4 is the fourth generation of the original, do-it-all, Arai XD helmet. With some reconfiguring, it can be used as a motocross, street, adventure or karting helmet. It is less expensive than four separate helmets, but not by much. WHAT’S IT COST? $729.95. CONTACT? www.araiamericas.com or your local dealer. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Arai XD4 helmet. (1) Multipurpose. It’s no secret that different disciplines require different helmets. You never…

6D ATR-1 HELMET: IS THIS THE BREAKTHROUGH IN HELMET SAFETY THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR?

Eli Tomac gives the 6D its maiden voyage and stamp of approval. Two motocross racer with years of industry experience have designed what they feel is the safest offroad helmet ever built. Bob Weber and Robert Reisinger are former pro racers, who combined their experience to design a totally unique way to absorb the energy of a crash. In short, the 6D helmet uses two separate EPS foam liners, with the two liners suspended by 27 unique rubber dampers. In a low intensity crash, the inner EPS shell compress…

MXA TEAM TESTED: TROY LEE DESIGNS SE3 HELMET

WHAT IS IT? The Speed Equipment (SE) name is Troy Lee Designs? designation for their premium helmet line. The SE3 is TLD’s third (after the Air and SE2) and latest version of the popular helmet range. WHAT’S IT COST? Prices range from $440 to $525. CONTACT? www.troyleedesigns.com or (951) 371-5219. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Troy Lee Designs SE3 helmet. (1) Shell. As with all premium motocross helmets, the TLD SE3 shell is composed of several different materials. It…

FIVE RADICAL MOTOCROSS HELMET IDEAS THAT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE IN THE FUTURE

Helmets were among the newest forms of combat protection in 1600. And ever since the Middle Ages, the main purpose of the helmet has remained unchanged. One of the reasons that helmet design changes very slowly is that there are only so many ways to protect the human head?and the current foam and fiberglass combination has held sway for the last 50 years. But there are new ideas afloat. Most will never see the light of day, but their creativity is worth looking at.      VOZTEC H…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PRODUCT TEST: SHOCK DOCTOR POWER DRY HELMET DRYER

WHAT IS IT? A fan-equipped helmet dryer that includes a three-hour timer, heat cycle and ozone phase. WHAT’S IT COST? $129.99 (Power Dry), $29.99 (wall rack). CONTACT? www.shockdoctor.com or (800) 233-6956. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Shock Doctor Power Dry helmet dryer. (1) Function. After sweaty, rainy or muddy days of riding, you sit your wet helmet on top of the Power Dry, hit the power button, set the digital timer (from 10 minutes to 180 minutes), turn the ozon…

CONCUSSIONS — BE HEAD SMART

A smart rider is also a safe rider and part of being safe is wearing proper protective gear. Of all the protective gear that you as a rider wear, a helmet is always what comes to mind first. It is crucial that you keep your head as well protected as possible. But keep in mind, sometimes, no matter how much we research or spend or stand behind our product, injury still occurs. One common head injury in motocross is a concussion. This week we will talk about the brain, what a concussion is and their occur…