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So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:09:21 AM »

On the bike they are fine per the rules.  On the helmet is a no no.  Why?
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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 10:37:10 AM »

If a rider were to fall and hit their head right where the camera is attached it could create more concentrated point of energy to the head, increasing the risk of a brain injury.

Even if the likelihood of the event is low, the severity of the event would be really high. Therefore it’s not a risk worth taking, so PRE just doesn’t allow them on helmets.

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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 11:22:10 AM »

Add to that helmets are not tested with stuff hanging off of them. Not even the little communication pods. Sure helmet is safe being dropped or impacted in X fashion but no one tests for a block of plastic attached.

Also frankly it’s a distraction. Which falls under the reason we don’t do Mohawks devil horns and dinosaur looking none sense attached to helmets


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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 11:27:57 AM »

that sounds reasonable and along the lines of what I was thinking, but was interested in reasons, thanks
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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 06:34:36 AM »

On the bike they are fine per the rules.  On the helmet is a no no.  Why?

In addition to the other points already made - consider how a camera hanging off a helmet might change the course of action during a get off. In an already unfortunate situation do you want to risk your head/neck with the possibility of a camera getting 'caught' on the track, curbing or grass? Aside from obvious aerodynamic benefits there are other reasons that helmets are smooth and flowing and aren't shaped like a rectangle.

Definitely not something I'd like to experience.
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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 07:20:12 AM »

Poor horsey. Thwack thwack thwack

But then there is this

https://unofficialnetworks.com/2018/10/09/michael-schumachers-brain-injury-said-to-be-caused-by-his-gopro-helmet-cam/

Refuted or not. There are a good amount of neck and head related injuries from the ski snowboard and MTB world cause by helmet mounted cams. Can say we have definitive research across a broad spectrum of sports related injuries. At PRE we are gonna error on side of caution in a more than dangerous sport.
Not trying to drive the point home with one person at least once a year there is a conversation at tech. Sorry not helmet mounted cam. But but but. ...... nope sorry. Well show me one example. Or XYZ allows it.


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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 07:44:23 AM »

I'm on board, not trying to fight anything or body.

Thanks for the link Mike, I had not seen that about Michael's incident . . .
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Re: So why are helmet cameras considered a safety issue . . .
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 08:27:32 AM »

No was not thinking you were I was just saying we get the one person that must be an apprentice helmet designer. Not knocking them it’s just funny when it happens. For all I know 100% of the time the mount breaks away and nothing else happens. What I do know is on a motorcycle. If it goes bad all that crap about what we think will be the outcome goes out the window.
I have seen huge crashes and guys got up and walked away and I have seen small tip overs end the season for folks.

Guess the designer at go pro mounts is covered though

Hey we made this mount specifically for a helmet. Can’t really use it for anything else buuuuuuuuuuut. Use it at your own risk........

Sounds like something our government would do.




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