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(io9)   So, it seems that one can purchase Predator motorcycle helmets. YOU HAD OVER 25 YEARS TO MAKE SOMETHING THIS COOL WTF WHY NOW   (io9.com) divider line 98
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2013-04-25 10:27:45 PM  
Lots of neat Predator stuff happening now for some reason.  New pinball machine, too.
 
2013-04-25 10:30:35 PM  
I would have bought one of those in a heartbeat when I rode

/maybe I wouldn't have gotten hit so often
//3 times in 7 years
 
2013-04-25 10:41:07 PM  
That front visorey part thingy looks like it would seriously impede vision if you are trying to see from a crouched position. No?
 
2013-04-25 10:44:46 PM  

NewportBarGuy: That front visorey part thingy looks like it would seriously impede vision if you are trying to see from a crouched position. No?


Looking again, it needs some sort of lift visor, too

/need air once in a while, and it prevents fogging
 
2013-04-26 12:02:22 AM  
Not DOT approved? No shiat.

/That thing is going to brain your damaged when you crash.
 
2013-04-26 12:38:59 AM  

RexTalionis: Not DOT approved? No shiat.

/That thing is going to brain your damaged when you crash.


Look, motorcycle crashes do that all on their own.  A helmet is only going to protect you so much...
 
2013-04-26 12:49:31 AM  
Oh goodie...the motorcycle douchenozzles will be buying these like hotcakes.
 
2013-04-26 01:00:05 AM  
GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!!!!
 
2013-04-26 01:19:56 AM  

ekdikeo4: Lots of neat Predator stuff happening now for some reason.  New pinball machine, too.


GIS for Predator pinball

i40.tinypic.com
hehe
 
2013-04-26 01:37:06 AM  
If your state has free DOT motorcycle safety classes, everyone should go to the beginners' one.  You spend a few hours going over safety and why you should wear a full face helmet with sensible design and should be alert and blah blah blah.  Then you go on motorcycles and the people who don't listen get hurt.  It is so satisfying.

There was an idiot in my class who opted for the legal in my state 3/4 helmet instead of full face.  He clamped down on the front brake, went over his handlebars and landed right on his mostly unprotected face.  He broke a tooth that went through his face and had some bruises.  He had been loudly eating from a crinkly bag all day too, which added to it.
 
2013-04-26 01:52:25 AM  
Predator motorcycle helmets

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-04-26 02:25:12 AM  

staplermofo: If your state has free DOT motorcycle safety classes, everyone should go to the beginners' one.  You spend a few hours going over safety and why you should wear a full face helmet with sensible design and should be alert and blah blah blah.  Then you go on motorcycles and the people who don't listen get hurt.  It is so satisfying.


+1
 
2013-04-26 02:58:02 AM  
 
2013-04-26 05:04:52 AM  
Kinda want, and I don't have a motorcycle.
 
2013-04-26 05:06:58 AM  
I don't feel like tracking it down right now, but a few days ago somebody posted their review, complete with video, on r/motorcycles on Reddit about how the Predator helmets are a poorly made POS that shouldn't be trusted to protect your head on a bicycle much less a motorcycle.

In any case, I learned my lesson about not wearing full face helmets when I crashed and split my eye open when my glasses got shoved into my face. I've got a scar to remind me every morning when I put on makeup why I shouldn't be an idiot again.
 
2013-04-26 05:09:24 AM  

staplermofo: He had been loudly eating from a crinkly bag all day too, which added to it.


That brightened up my day no end, thanks!
 
2013-04-26 05:21:53 AM  
What a heap of junk.  It's ABS plastic with a loose polystyrene insert, I wouldn't wear that heap on a push bike let alone a motorbike.   That and the eye hole is way to small.

There is no way in hell wearing one of these on a moving bike is legal in the UK, so just go buy a class A full face helmet.
 
2013-04-26 05:34:54 AM  

Lsherm: RexTalionis: Not DOT approved? No shiat.

/That thing is going to brain your damaged when you crash.

Look, motorcycle crashes do that all on their own.  A helmet is only going to protect you so much...


And this piece of shiat isn't going to protect you at all.
 
2013-04-26 05:36:14 AM  
They're all gonna die.
 
2013-04-26 05:50:23 AM  
Ummm... $780?!?!

I'm going with "no way in hell". Not even DOT approved... a "novelty" helmet... for $780 (not including any of the "extras".

cache.ohinternet.com
 
2013-04-26 06:00:01 AM  

JohnnyC: Ummm... $780?!?!

I'm going with "no way in hell". Not even DOT approved... a "novelty" helmet... for $780 (not including any of the "extras".

[cache.ohinternet.com image 562x437]


It gets worse.
 
2013-04-26 06:02:12 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dkUQ_BSD0MQ#!

From the link, some dude bought one and was upset that it was dangerous, that it broke within 5 mins, and that they wouldnt refund him.

Yeah, now that I have seen it, I wouldnt buy it either.
 
2013-04-26 06:34:08 AM  

Ed Grubermann: JohnnyC: Ummm... $780?!?!

I'm going with "no way in hell". Not even DOT approved... a "novelty" helmet... for $780 (not including any of the "extras".

[cache.ohinternet.com image 562x437]

It gets worse.


Wow... How sad is that?
 
2013-04-26 06:42:29 AM  
I got an Alien head bicycle helmet but the lack of eyes makes it really dangerous to wear......
 
2013-04-26 06:57:34 AM  
Bah, they already made the coolest themed motorcycle helmet ever back in 1985

www.imagehustler.com

/Kim Cattrall
//Kim Cattrall
///Kim Kim Kim Kim Kim Cattrall
 
2013-04-26 07:13:07 AM  
Jesus Christ. These are the most douchebag helmets I've ever seen.
 
2013-04-26 07:15:48 AM  
You can spend $1849 on a helmet? Now that's flash.

Oops, I guess this is flash:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-26 07:18:03 AM  
If I saw someone riding with one of these, I would go out of my way to run them down.
 
2013-04-26 07:18:44 AM  

JohnnyC: Ummm... $780?!?!

I'm going with "no way in hell". Not even DOT approved... a "novelty" helmet... for $780 (not including any of the "extras".

[cache.ohinternet.com image 562x437]


Wow, they want that much for a freaking novelty helmet???? I'm guessing they just made a lot of money from a lot of idiots
 
2013-04-26 07:44:39 AM  

staplermofo: If your state has free DOT motorcycle safety classes, everyone should go to the beginners' one.  You spend a few hours going over safety and why you should wear a full face helmet with sensible design and should be alert and blah blah blah.  Then you go on motorcycles and the people who don't listen get hurt.  It is so satisfying.

There was an idiot in my class who opted for the legal in my state 3/4 helmet instead of full face.  He clamped down on the front brake, went over his handlebars and landed right on his mostly unprotected face.  He broke a tooth that went through his face and had some bruises.  He had been loudly eating from a crinkly bag all day too, which added to it.


3/4 helmets work well at covering the brain pain and allow a great field of vision. That being said, and maybe this comes from riding off road so much as a kid, I prefer full-face helmets. The one I have now even has an integral "sunglasses" that you can retract.

Yes, DOT approved.

/personally don't like to see anyone hurt
 
2013-04-26 07:56:42 AM  
i522.photobucket.com

Spooked
 
2013-04-26 07:57:44 AM  
Who the hell would wear anything that had extensions to whip the hell out of your neck?
 
2013-04-26 08:09:13 AM  
There's a black motorcycle club near me (the B-Towns) that I see occasionally on their Saturday ride. One of the guys has a Predator helmet, but he has dreads so the effect is pretty neat. I always give him the thumbs-up and he always gives me a cheerful wave - somewhat startling to get waved by a Predator.
 
2013-04-26 08:09:26 AM  
Saw this Wednesday on the comments for the new item at Shirt.Woot. Semi-cool concept at the time I saw it, but didn't know about the safety and quality issues.
 
WGJ
2013-04-26 08:16:14 AM  
xaxor.com
GIS for funny motorcycle helmets
 
2013-04-26 08:18:10 AM  
They were supposedly giving some away on Facebook, I liked the page/shared the image.   I don't have a bike, don't plan on getting one, just thought it'd be badass to have one of these sitting around my house somewhere.

Probably wouldn't fit me anyways.

/Size 8 1/4 head.
 
2013-04-26 08:24:56 AM  
As for novelty helmet status, don't some states require a helmet (Texas is full option with license), so the novelty helmets are just a way to bypass the laws, I guess?

Not really sure why you would go out of your way to buy something expensive, not DOT or Snell approved, with no vents or breathers or a raisable visor, and such a restricted vision field though, especially to 'get out' of wearing a helmet.
 
2013-04-26 08:28:46 AM  

bikerbob59: Who the hell would wear anything that had extensions to whip the hell out of your neck?


Someone stupid enough to think that wearing a predator helmet would be cool.
 
2013-04-26 08:30:34 AM  

Litterbox: Oh goodie...the motorcycle douchenozzles will be buying these like hotcakes.


Only if they come with straps to hang them off the side of the 'bike.

/srsly, why even buy a helmet if you're just going to stick it on the side?
 
2013-04-26 08:33:34 AM  
well they put my amateur efforts to shame.
i153.photobucket.com
i153.photobucket.com
time to start up the air compressor and get back to practicing.
 
2013-04-26 08:33:39 AM  

rynthetyn: I don't feel like tracking it down right now, but a few days ago somebody posted their review, complete with video, on r/motorcycles on Reddit about how the Predator helmets are a poorly made POS that shouldn't be trusted to protect your head on a bicycle much less a motorcycle.


Note that bicycles tend to give worse head injuries than motorcycle crashes.  The thing that does the damage is the height, not speed, and you sit higher on a bicycle.

If you're going fast enough that speed is a factor in head trauma, they're probably picking you up with shovels and mops anyway.
 
2013-04-26 08:35:53 AM  

inglixthemad: 3/4 helmets work well at covering the brain pain and allow a great field of vision. That being said, and maybe this comes from riding off road so much as a kid, I prefer full-face helmets. The one I have now even has an integral "sunglasses" that you can retract.


I hate 3/4 helmet, they make me feel like I've got too much exposed. Also, I've seen first hand the effect of the crash with such a helmet, and with damages you'd never have with a full-face helmet. It feels like pure idiocy to me.
Also, I once had to wear one of those ridiculous bowl helmet, you know, the type flavored by HD riders, and that only covers the top of my head. I would have hell ridiculously unsafe, where it not for the fact I was riding pilon on a huge Honda-Goldwing, with a side-car modified to transport my broken-down motorcycle.
 
2013-04-26 08:44:58 AM  

JohnnyC: Ed Grubermann: JohnnyC: Ummm... $780?!?!

I'm going with "no way in hell". Not even DOT approved... a "novelty" helmet... for $780 (not including any of the "extras".

[cache.ohinternet.com image 562x437]

It gets worse.

Wow... How sad is that?


umm... 'modified wooden toilet roll holder? Wow, just wow.' kinda sad. (asin - that's not what I invested in)
 
2013-04-26 09:07:47 AM  
i.huffpost.com

...to go with the sexiest backpack ever created:

www.liveforfilms.com
 
2013-04-26 09:23:00 AM  
www.geek.com
 
2013-04-26 09:28:04 AM  

RexTalionis: Not DOT approved? No shiat.

/That thing is going to brain your damaged when you crash.


So now there will be people opposed to helmets "because they reduce your vision, man" wearing these because they look cool, and 1) they will provide pretty much no protection and 2) I bet these really do limit your vision.

/they do look cool though
 
2013-04-26 09:33:51 AM  
These would be very dangerous because when I saw someone wearing one it would be almost impossible not to reflexively shut my eyes while shaking my head and muttering something about "...idiot..."
 
2013-04-26 09:43:19 AM  

Girion47: They were supposedly giving some away on Facebook, I liked the page/shared the image.   I don't have a bike, don't plan on getting one, just thought it'd be badass to have one of these sitting around my house somewhere.

Probably wouldn't fit me anyways.

/Size 8 1/4 head.



That's a virtual planetoid.
 
2013-04-26 09:48:34 AM  

Sybarite: That's a virtual planetoid.


spherical but quite pointy at parts
 
2013-04-26 09:55:59 AM  
No Infrared, no deal.

s2s2s2: [i.huffpost.com image 570x427]

...to go with the sexiest backpack ever created:

[www.liveforfilms.com image 640x360]


That backpack looks like it can barely hold a phone book.
 
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