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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Shark Helmets

I'm looking at picking up a Shark RSI helmet. Was just wonder what type of experiences any one has had with them. I know that they are one of the safest helmets on the market, but how are they for noise and air flow? Thanks.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 09:13 PM
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Before all else, try em on and make sure they fit your head perfectly.
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that was the first thing i did. I was at the shop for 1.5 hours trying on every brand and model they had....shark was the only one that fit comfortably. There were some others that fit but the padding was a bit tight around the jaw. No one at the shop really knew anything about air flow and noise.
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Good move. Unfortunately I wear a HJC and wont be lookin for a new helmet til spring so I cant tell you too much about the noise either.
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you got anything to say about the HJC? good or bad?
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i have an hjc. all around good helmet. not too much sound, and on a hot day the air flow is adequate. but too much air comes thru from underneath the chin area. bad on a cold night...oh yea and the breath guard doesn't do jack.

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thanks for the review....what is the deal with these breath guards anyways? Do any of them really work? It seems like a lot of these helmets have a lot of doohickies that don't really do much. Maybe thats just noob talk
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thanks for the review....what is the deal with these breath guards anyways? Do any of them really work? It seems like a lot of these helmets have a lot of doohickies that don't really do much. Maybe thats just noob talk
From my experiences they don't work well at all! Most doohickies are more for looks and selling points than actual function! When you find one that actualy works people usualy stick with that helmet until you cant find it anymore because they've discontinued that model!

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wtf? did u just say "doohickies"?

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wtf? did u just say "doohickies"?
Yup, I used the same term that was used in the question!

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oh, ok just checking...

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LOL...Here you go..


doohickey

doo·hick·ey [ d hěkee ] (plural doo·hick·eys)


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gadget: an object or gadget whose name you cannot remember or do not know ( informal )
[Early 20th century. Blend of doodad + hickey]
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thanks for the review....what is the deal with these breath guards anyways? Do any of them really work? It seems like a lot of these helmets have a lot of doohickies that don't really do much. Maybe thats just noob talk
The breath guards in my Shoei RF1000 Blue dragon does NOT work. I am considering buying a EXO1000 and hopefully the Breath guard/deflector in that one does a better job.


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My breath guard does what its supposed to do. My shield has NEVER fogged up. SUOMY FTW!



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My breath guard does what its supposed to do. My shield has NEVER fogged up. SUOMY FTW!
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I had a brief experience with a Shark RSX helmet. Unfortunately it didn't fit me too well. I'm a round head and the Sharks tend to fit the long oval head type. Nonetheless, it was an impressive piece of work. I'm an Arai fan and if the Shark had fitted me, I would not hesistate changing over to Shark.

Very aerodynamic so it's quieter than most helmet, but you still need earplugs though. But the aerodynamics aspect of it helps your neck from getting too beat up from the wind. Very little buffeting from the wind blast.

Very comfortable. The liner is simply superb.

Awesome ventilation. My head was cool and dry yet I didn't feel the wind going through.

The thick visor also gives an extra degree of comfort just in case a big rock jumps up and hits you in the face, not to mention that it's clearer than anything I've seen.

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shark was the only one that fit comfortably.
Then you should get a shark. Fit is just as important as construction quality. Shark is good stuff, from what I've heard, so you should be all set with one.
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my alliance ss has never fogged
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post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 07:01 AM
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My wife has a Shark... its a nice nice high quality helmet. Way better than any of the HJC's I have ever had.






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