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Old 01-13-2020, 06:12 PM   #29
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the Guy's name is Mike Savage of Savage Designs on the East Coast of Florida. He paints for a lot of IndyCar & IMSA Drivers.

His price to paint helmets is more than Most guys will even pay for a Helmet ( about $1500). I'm glad I didn't pay for it! I Won a Auction at Lemons of Love that was racing related that included a Bell Helmet and Paint (the 1st & only time that Mike has donated his services). Bell was really cool in that they let me upgrade the Helmet to Carbon Fiber at No Charge and I waited for the SA2015s to become available ( mine was one of the 1st as it was in the order queue )

I collect Professionally Race Worn Helmets.

Not to get off topic...but is that a real senna helmet?!

So not totally off topic..i agree with minn19 - get one with provision for a head and neck restraint (HANS or similar) - usually a threaded hole beneath the visor pivot. This example has screws threaded in from factory to keep the threads safe.

I don't think a head and neck restraint is really needed by the OP (been to one track day ever), no question they provide additional safety assuming you can use it (5/6 point harness). While the Simpson hybrid s works with 3pt belts...i found it quite uncomfortable. The large area on your shoulders that a HANS-type presses down helps keep you in place under normal (non-crashing) conditions - a nice side benefit of wearing it. I've tried a few of them (nextgen, hybrid pro and s, and a couple of flavors of HANS). Still like HANS the best, but it is definitely personal preference.

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Old 01-13-2020, 06:22 PM   #30
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For me, my criteria for a helmet is fit and weight, road course helmets can get very heavy IMO and while Iím not willing to spend big money on a helmet, 1k +, I bought a carbon Bell helmet that listed for about $800 and got it for 20% off at Wine Country Mototrsports with no tax even though they have a shop here in town. Itís a great value for its price/weight and fits perfectly.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:03 PM   #31
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oh wow nice! do you wear any of them also or just for display?
No those are Out of Date. Helmets have a Snell Rating that come out in 5 years increments - 2010, 2015, 2020s will be out Mid Year.

Racing Organization usually allow for 2 cycles, so 2010's would still be allowed to worn until the 2020s are available
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:05 PM   #32
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oh yea i didnt think about that but i knew it and yea i have a 2015 black armour composite helmet but thinking about upgrading to a carbon army one later in the year!
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:12 PM   #33
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Not to get off topic...but is that a real senna helmet?!

So not totally off topic..i agree with minn19 - get one with provision for a head and neck restraint (HANS or similar) - usually a threaded hole beneath the visor pivot. This example has screws threaded in from factory to keep the threads safe.

I don't think a head and neck restraint is really needed by the OP (been to one track day ever), no question they provide additional safety assuming you can use it (5/6 point harness). While the Simpson hybrid s works with 3pt belts...i found it quite uncomfortable. The large area on your shoulders that a HANS-type presses down helps keep you in place under normal (non-crashing) conditions - a nice side benefit of wearing it. I've tried a few of them (nextgen, hybrid pro and s, and a couple of flavors of HANS). Still like HANS the best, but it is definitely personal preference.

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my Senna is one of the few Replicas I've ever had. But it was done by his Original Painter, Sid, has a Green Nomex interior. It is pretty cool.

As far as HANs go, I think almost every Racing Helmet ( not motorcycle) have provisions for HANs Tethers.

I like my Simpson Hybrid HANs a lot better than the Original HANs - it's like I'm not wearing a Neck Device!
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:58 PM   #34
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Any DOT/Snell rated helmet will do. Try on a few and go with what's comfortable. Personally I go back and forth between an open face Bell and a closed face Arai. The open face is more comfortable and easier for me to jump in/out student cars. Key thing is to get a Hans or similiar device if your car has 5 or more harness belts.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:07 PM   #35
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To spend a $1000 on a helmet would be really quite foolish.What you need is a basic helmet to use 3 times a yr. Being new your not pushing the limits and the odds of a low speed crash are very low.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:57 PM   #36
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Damn! I see some of prices of those things and wow, I’m really cheap. I bought a what I consider nice looking and feeling helmet from amazon for about $75. No regrets
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:30 PM   #37
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Wow, I've never heard of a good $75 helmet, hope you got a good one!

Also $1000 might be high, but when it's due to additional safety features it is worth every penny. However, nothing wrong with the $200 helmets.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:25 AM   #38
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I went with the Stilo ST5. Did the electronic comms model and bought an extra headset for instructor/ passenger. Bought in person from Wine Country Motorsports. I was passing by on way back from work in Marin Co.

Thank you all for your help/suggestions!
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:56 PM   #39
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Damn! I see some of prices of those things and wow, Iím really cheap. I bought a what I consider nice looking and feeling helmet from amazon for about $75. No regrets
Gotta be a Chinese Motorcycle Helmet

Doesn't mean you have to spend $1,000 ( or $5,000 for Top of the F1 Stilos), but there an old saying in Racing - "Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet"
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I went with the Stilo ST5. Did the electronic comms model and bought an extra headset for instructor/ passenger. Bought in person from Wine Country Motorsports. I was passing by on way back from work in Marin Co.

Thank you all for your help/suggestions!
that's a nice helmet! a friend of mine, Jay Braxton is THE Stilo guy. Friend him on Facebook so you can ask him any questions

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OP, People have different size & shape Heads, so it's important to get a Helmet that fits properly and is comfortable - there is nothing worse than having a Helmet on for Hours that has a pressure point on your Melon!

So find a Shop that Stocks Helmets and will let you try them on - Wine Country Motorsports, Stable Energies, etc

I personally wear a Carbon Fiber Bell. Simpson & Arais don't fit me well

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