Re: Trikki Beltran's bad concussion and his helmetDavid Damerell <email@example.com> wrote in
> Quoting Qui si parla Campagnolo <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>Jay Beattie wrote:
>>>Like, does the name Casartelli ring a bell?
>>He actually hit more of his face than his upper head but I agree...
>>Helmets-don't hurt, may help. What's so diffuclt to understand?
> Why you think something that increases the lever arm won't hurt in
> torsional impacts.
Why you think something that dissapates and redistributes the point
stresses that will inevitably also be present in the non-torsional part of
the impact isn't a good thing?
Compare and contrast the maybe 1" difference, allowing for the obviously
different coefficient of friction of skin vs plastic along with the slip in
the helmet suspension, with the abrasions and non-rotational trauma
I personally knew at least one child and one father who would be alive
today if they had been wearing helmets after they died from the trauma of
minor bicycle falls; I know of nobody who has died from a twisted neck.
I also wish I had had a helmet on when I smashed my glass lens into my face
on a fall and took 8 stitches to put the eyebrow and other skin back in
place. It's nice to know you can duck and cover on a fall instead of
trying to keep your cranium off the ground.