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A Brutally Honest Certified Helmet Buyers Guide

Over the last few years there has been a quite a noticeable increase in helmet use at the trails. In the early to mid 2000s it was pretty rare to see someone rocking a helmet. These days it’s the exact opposite. I don’t think head injuries were something that was on the radar of most people back then. Mike Aitken’s crash in 2007 opened a lot of people’s eyes as to the dangers of head injuries. I had just been chatting with Mike in Vegas a couple weeks beforehand and then came news that he had crashed and was fighting…

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Cory Nastazio – Pro-Tec ProFile

John Lee’s brother from another much tanner mother, Cory Nastazio sat down with Pro-Tec to talk about his plans for next contest season, his helmet of choice, and a bunch of other randomness that comes from the Nasty Dawg. I did find it humorous when he said that he wants contest to have proper courses with big jumps. I kind of remember him strugglin’ at Dreamline.

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ARF Helmet Comparison

Just the other day I somehow got to thinking about how my perception of helmet use has changed over the years. When I first started out nearly everyone rocked an open face Ecko at the trails. I’m not exactly sure who the first person I saw riding with a Pro-tec helmet was, but I want to say it was probably either Colin Winklemann or Weasel in 1201.

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