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No, I didnt get to go here, but was surfing around the net, and found this article that gives you some good insight as to how their testing is done, the facilities, etc.

Its interesting if you have a few minutes to sit down and read the article.

It's a big long, so I'll just put a snippet here and let you click to see the rest

Let the Helmet Bashing begin!

OK, this is what we all came for - to watch helmets get bashed, mashed, crunched and otherwise tested to completion! A copy of the Snell M2000 standard can be found at http://www.smf.org/pdf/m2000std.pdf

First, the helmet is marked for the areas where impacts can be administered - this corresponds roughly to the top half of the head with somewhat lower being allowed in the back. Allen is shown here using a computerized jig to mark out the helmet. He also measures visual range at this time - all helmets must have 105 degrees of lateral visibility both left and right as well as 7 degrees up and 35 degrees down from horizontal. This ensures that the helmet will not interfere with the peripheral vision of the wearer.
 

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knowing this group I'm quite sure it'll turn into that b/4 this thread has passed its time.. :) The old saying is true. Wearing a helmet isn't a civil rights issue...its a safety issue, PERIOD!!!

I wanna try and find an article similar this one about the DOT as well, for a good comparison.
 
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