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"04/05/06

A 140MPH GET-OFF & TAKING OUT A SIGNPOST WITH HIS HEAD!

Dear Arai Helmets:

I want to express my gratitude for the fine product you make and the way one of your helmets served me in an accident.

I was riding westbound on 1-20 near Weatherford, TX at what eyewitnesses later said was about 140mph on my CBR600RR when the accident happened. I don't remember the accident or, in fact, most of that day. However, I know I took out a street sign with my Arai helmeted head and also took out a guard rail which indicates the force of the impact.

Most of my ribs on the left side were broken as was my sternum. My lungs were bruised. My leg was broken in eight places and my back was broken. There was no injury to my head or brain thanks to my Arai helmet. I was a paramedic for six years and attended too many crashed motorcyclists and had seen first hand the difference a quality helmet can make in the after accident outcome. That is why I bought the Arai just two weeks before my accident.

The responding trooper had taken the helmet to use in safety lectures. When I asked my mother to get the helmet for me she contacted him. He was amazed that I had survived and returned the helmet so that I could use it in my own lectures on safety. My body was so damaged that the hospital gave me only a ten percent chance of recovering. But I did and my head and brain are just fine and I've returned to full time work. I've sent a series of photos of the helmet so that you can see how good a job it did for me.

Thanks again Arai, Gary Blanton / Fort Worth TX"

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 06:50 AM
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Great, Im glad the dude was ok, but I dont think I would be making it public and using my real name. Unless of course his insurance co. already knows how fast he was going and has already canceled him.
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he's a paramedic that seen many motorcycle accidents yet he rides his bike 140 mph down the highway. i hope he grows some common sense now.

that helmet is a shining example of how helmets save lives. good job arai!

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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Great, Im glad the dude was ok, but I dont think I would be making it public and using my real name. Unless of course his insurance co. already knows how fast he was going and has already canceled him.
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he's a paramedic that seen many motorcycle accidents yet he rides his bike 140 mph down the highway. i hope he grows some common sense now.

that helmet is a shining example of how helmets save lives. good job arai!
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Arai's my next purchase now.
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already got one

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Go smash your head against stuff. I expect a full report by noon, my time.
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I'm glad my wife bought me one last week for my birthday............wow she does love me

When I die I want to go peacefully like my grandfather; not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car....

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Go smash your head against stuff. I expect a full report by noon, my time.
with or without the helmet on

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do it without first so we can see exactly what damage the helmet is preventing when you do it with it on.

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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with or without the helmet on
I said it in a thread with Arai as the subject. Of course I meant with it on. And you're gonna be an officer? Look out, Army.
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proof that its worth it to spend the money on good stuff instead of cheap helmets. but being a paramedic, AND riding 140, umm, come on. not exactly a wise person there.

life is but a way of killing time until you die. why care how you live, just have fun while you can.
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