2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 14:58
Well, part two of this series of articles to educate the reckless. As in all things, this will also increase as we follow the parts. Now it would be useless to comment on the types of full-face helmets that exist since, for the most part, young people will never use “closed” helmets.
The basic thing I think is going to be talking about approved helmets. On how they have to be and on what we have to look at to know if it is approved or not.
Homologation is the basis of everything. A helmet that is not approved is of no use to us It has not passed the respective quality controls to ensure that, within what is possible, they can avoid serious injuries to our head. To wear a helmet that is not approved, we don't even need to wear it … The sanction by the police will reach us the same if we are caught, and if we fall, it will not be worth anything because, possibly, at the slightest blow will break and the second impact will go squarely on our head.
When we decide to purchase a helmet we must make sure that, inside, a label appears sewn or, failing that, attached to the lining, where it reflects that it is approved according to the European standard ECE22. The quickest thing is to see if it can be seen anywhere, usually large, E9. It is the signaling, for Spain, that indicates that the helmet meets the minimum safety regulations to protect us. Really, to buy a "fine-remover" that is not even approved … do not buy anything.
Once we are clear that the helmet we want to buy is approved, we should try it on at the same store. Pay attention, above all, that we stay firmly attached to the head, but of course, without it tightening too much and can cause discomfort with the time of use. Keep in mind that the helmet is not going to be something that you put on and then you are going to take it off. We must be aware that whenever we go on our motorcycle we will have to wear it, and therefore, we have to seek comfort above all else.
The tether strap, it goes without saying that you have to carry it forever fastened, and apart from this, also look at the time of buying that it does not bother us and that we are comfortable with the helmet on and this strap perfectly fastened, fixed and anchored.
If we decide on a helmet that has a screen, we have to ensure that it has an anti-scratch treatment and, if possible, also anti-fog. This will, respectively, avoid the largest possible marks on the screen, so that it does not make it difficult for us to see through them; on the other hand, that the screen is not fogged up by the air that our nose gives off when we wear the visor down. It is highly recommended.
The most basic types of helmets that we can find are the "Jet" or "Semi-Jet". Both are recommended for urban routes, as they have a very wide field of vision and help the air, at low speeds, to hit the face slightly and thus have a greater feeling of comfort than with any other type of helmet "closed”. However, these are not very recommended for intercity routes, since their own air inlets and their lack of facial covering can make driving with them uncomfortable at higher speeds. In addition, of course, to cover ourselves much less in the event of a fall.
And well, for this part I think it is enough. I think the basic concepts are explained and, without getting into a specific topic, we will leave other topics for later parts.
I hope all this is being of interest to you. Until the next part!