- Scott Stego helmet, anyone got one?
Read a couple of reviews, mainly positive. Had a couple of crashes over the last couple of years where I’ve really bounced my brain off the inside of my skull and that hurts a fair bit, thinking a helmet with MIPS might be a wise investment. Any real world reviews?Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for that Rob, here’s a hastily Googled quote for you;
“You are correct in that the neurons themselves do not sense pain. However, the brain contains layers of coverings, blood vessels, the scalp and some muscles. All of these other structures have pain receptors. The coverings of the brain are called meninges and consist of the dura, arachnoid and pia. The dura in particular has a lot of pain receptors and may be responsible for many headaches. As a neurosurgeon I have seen this first hand during awake brain surgery when we open the dura. The patient usually doesn’t report any pain when you drill a hole in their skull. However, they start to report dull pain or headache when you stimulate or touch the dura.”
Anyway, hilarious STW one-upmanship fun aside, can we get back to my original question? Thanks awfully.Posted 5 years ago
Nope, don’t have many OTBs these days. One was going round a berm at a fair clip and lost the front (think it went over the top), when my head hit the floor I still had forward momentum so some rotational force (Giro Xen). The other was an ill advised manual attempt on tarmac whilst clipped in, straight loop out onto the back of my head. Instantly hurt so much that initially I thought my helmet (Giro Feature) must have shifted and it was a straight skull to road interface, when I finished rolling around in the road and weeping I thought I must have at least cracked the helmet but no, barely a mark on it. MIPS probably wouldn’t have done much on that one but I don’t have much faith in the force dispersion properties of Features anymore. I had a big backwards landing on an older Giro years back, much thicker at the back, and the helmet cracked back to front in two places which looks like it dissipated the energy around my skull rather than through it.Posted 5 years ago
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