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This is for anyone who has actually rode with a Scorpion helmet. be honest, how well do the vents work?
 

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I don't think you could find a better review of a helmet then this one. Enjoy.


Review here :dthumb:
 

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Well I don't really have much to compare it to, but I always thought they worked pretty good. I never had any problems with my head getting hot or anything... as long as I was moving it stayed nice and cool and dry
 

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I think the vents work very well. I had 'em closed one day last week because it's fairly cool out, but my head started getting hot from sitting in stop-n-go traffic near home. I opened up the vents and my head cooled down instantly, even at 5-10 mph (57 degrees out). I can give a better review come hot summer months, though.
 

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So what you're saying is that you can actually feel the vents? What about when you're rolling at like 20-30 MPH? I live in Vegas and it gets STUPID hot and I want a helmet that has good ventage. I've heard nothing but good things about Scorpion and there pretty cheap. i just want a first person opinion about it.
 

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I am going to guess you missed the whole middle section on Air Flow from the post I put up here for you. Be sure to read the last paragraph as well. :dthumb:

Airflow
You never seem to be able to get the best of both worlds in relation to noise and airflow; always choosing one or the other. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing some exceptionally quiet helmets, but the trade off has always been airflow. If you ride in hot weather that may not be a compromise you’re eager to make. Some other helmets with great airflow sacrifice wind noise. You can’t ride in your car with the windows down and have it quiet as if they were up, it just doesn’t work that way. The trick is to find a happy medium.

The EXO-700 seems to make a good compromise. It’s certainly not as quiet as some other helmets, but the airflow is impressive. And, of course, closing the vent quiets down the helmet considerably. If you’re planning a long ride with the vents open, you may want to consider ear plugs particularly if you intend to ride at highway speeds. In the twisties or around town, plugs are not necessary for any duration of ride.

Let’s talk about venting. The EXO-700 has a left and right top entry vent, a middle entry vent in between the left and right top entry vent and one more entry vent on the chin guard. The chin vent is on or off and blows onto the inside of the shield. The top left and right vents are open, half-open or closed; the top middle vent has four settings. All airflow coming into the top vents exits aft.

On the spoiler, at the rear of the helmet there are three small venting exit holes that are always open. On either side of these three holes are two three-way adjustable exit vents. Finally there are two flush-mounted “gill” vents on the left and right lower rear side of the helmet. These two flush-mounted vents are fixed.

While we’re on the subject of the spoiler, I should mention that it does a superb job in reducing buffeting and shake to almost nothing. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of wearing an improperly sized helmet with poor stability and I can tell you first-hand it can be downright scary. At speeds approaching 100MPH, the EXO-700 stayed put and I didn’t feel as if I was fighting the wind or the helmet. The EXO-700 did not lift or move, and moving my head to side created manageable turbulence. I have to attribute this to the wind-tunnel testing; the system is effective. The weight of the helmet also helps; I came up with an unscientific measurement of just above three lbs.

I had the opportunity to ride with the EXO-700 when temperatures were in the mid-eighties and humidity hovering in the same range; a good test of several features. The airflow was more than adequate and did an excellent job of moving volumes into and out of the helmet. The airflow was so much when all vents are open at their maximum, it was almost as if the shield was open slightly. If you sweat a lot like I do, you’ll enjoy the amount of air this helmet will push through.
 

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Ive not heard one bad thing about scorpion lids from anyone who has used them. They are top notch all the way.
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
Ive not heard one bad thing about scorpion lids from anyone who has used them. They are top notch all the way.
I have...somebody on here, can't remember who SORRY, said they broke their lid shield like twice with simple drops... breaking the entire flipping mechanism or somin....

Besides, what would you know... you anti- :whore:
 

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I lived in Phoenix for over 11 years, and I rode in full gear in 105+ degree heat; similar to Vegas. Over the years I tried everything to try to stay cool, and I have to tell you, the venting in the EXO-700 will not disappoint you.

I've found, even with the vents closed there is a lot of air flow. Of course, you sacrifice wind noise, I'd wear plugs on long rides. The venting is fantastic, I wish I owned an EXO-700 when I lived in Phoenix.
 

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Gas Man said:
I have...somebody on here, can't remember who SORRY, said they broke their lid shield like twice with simple drops... breaking the entire flipping mechanism or somin....

Besides, what would you know... you anti- :whore:
Hmmm.... yea who was that anyways... :whistle:

But I must correct you, as I was not complaining or talking bad about it. I loved the helmet and it served me great, but when it gets dropped from 3-4 feet onto concrete and lands right on the visor mechanism, of course it's gonna break, it's plastic! It's not like it broke just from normal everyday use, it broke because it was dropped... no suprise. Unlike my current HJC where the visor is solid and the mechanisms are underneath, the Scorpion has 2 large holes on each side of the visor and the mechanisms (the little knobs) stick out through the holes, so they're exposed if it gets dropped on the side like mine did. As long as it's not dropped, they work just fine, and are by far one of the easiest and fastest quick change visor mechanisms I've ever used
 

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Third...it was you!!! I just couldn't remember... but still that does suck and I wanted to make sure I got it out there...
 
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