corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Track day helmet - which one?


New Topic

New Poll
  Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author Track day helmet - which one?
tom_simes
Show Staff
Organiser: South Wales
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 12th Jan 05
Location: Undy, Newport Drives: Skoda Octavia vRS estate
User status: Offline
16th Feb 15 at 23:41   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Evening all,

I'm booked up for a euro trip again this year - Nurburgring (both Nordschleife and F1 track) followed by Spa. As a result, it's time to get a helmet - both for safety and not least as it's compulsory at Spa!

I've been reading up and seen that many circuits don't allow roof down action with an open face helmet, so pretty sure I'll be going with a full face jobbie.

The two that have taken my fancy at the moment are the Sparco Club X1 or OMP Circuit, and surprisingly Demon Tweeks appears to be the cheapest when you take into consideration the free helmet bag.

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/helmets/omp-circuit-helmet - 72.73 posted, with smoked visor being 11.53.
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/helmets/sparco-club-x1-helmet - 78.00 posted, but smoked visor is 31.15!

What are your thoughts on the two helmets above, or would you recommend something else? I'm not planning on getting into motorsport, so don't believe I need anything that is FIA approved, although as always I'm happy to be proven wrong.

Would you also consider a smoked/dark visor to be worthwhile in a car like mine? There's been many a time on the road where the sun has been extremely bright over the top of the screen, and I wouldn't fancy having to shield my eyes from the sun whilst navigating Eau Rouge!

Cheers
VrsTurbo
Premium Member

Registered: 8th Jun 10
User status: Offline
16th Feb 15 at 23:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've just used a motorbike helmet in the past cheap
Jed D
Member

Registered: 15th Mar 11
Location: Durham
User status: Offline
16th Feb 15 at 23:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by VrsTurbo
I've just used a motorbike helmet in the past cheap


this
Ben G
Member

Registered: 12th Jan 07
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 00:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Definitely get a smoked one if you plan on having the roof down. I've been there many a time and sunglasses are a must on the road, nevermind on a track when you're flat out.
Ojc
Member

Registered: 14th Nov 00
Location: Reading: Drives : Clio 197
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 09:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get an open face helmet for the car, gives you much better field of vision
Kyle T
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 11th Sep 04
Location: Selby, North Yorkshire
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 09:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ojc
Get an open face helmet for the car, gives you much better field of vision


Not allowed if he's running without a roof with most TDOs.


Lotus Elise 111R

Impreza WRX STi
corsadonk
Premium Member

Registered: 4th Jul 09
Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 14:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tweeks list some nice bike helmets in their bike section.


Motorcycle section.

[Edited on 17-02-2015 by corsadonk]
gavin18787
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Feb 05
Location: Basildon, Essex
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 14:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I just tried on a few at a local motorbike shop. Bottom of the range 40 one was plenty comfy enough and conformed to as much saftey regs as the more money ones.


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
Chris F
Show Staff
Organiser: East Anglia
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 26th Dec 05
Location: Newmarket Drives: Escort Van 1.8
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 23:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just get the omp one me and will have. It's like 70
Chris F
Show Staff
Organiser: East Anglia
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 26th Dec 05
Location: Newmarket Drives: Escort Van 1.8
User status: Offline
17th Feb 15 at 23:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I didn't read your post but have now. Roof up im will Ollie get an open faced. But for roof down and possible go karting get full faced. But fuck they hot!
Steve
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
User status: Offline
18th Feb 15 at 07:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Run with the roof up then lol
DaveyLC
Member

Registered: 8th Oct 08
Location: Berkshire
User status: Offline
18th Feb 15 at 08:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Power rangers are so last century, how about being up to date with fashion by the one and only Master Chief?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_bHioelV6A

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/look-like-halos-master-chief-federally-approved-motorcycle-helmet/
Ojc
Member

Registered: 14th Nov 00
Location: Reading: Drives : Clio 197
User status: Offline
18th Feb 15 at 09:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi
Fonz
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 12th May 06
Location: Newbury, Berks
User status: Offline
19th Feb 15 at 13:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ojc
Get an open face helmet for the car, gives you much better field of vision


this is what i was told when i was looking about 5 years ago (probably by OJC) and have an OMP open face. it does the job and helps field of vision. i found one for sub 80 so cheap too...
SteveoBC
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Feb 07
Location: Bucks
User status: Offline
19th Feb 15 at 14:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When you off to the Ring Tom?

You actually going out on track at Combe this year then?
Darryl H
Organiser: South Central
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 19th Nov 09
Location: Camberley Drives: Porsche 944
User status: Offline
19th Feb 15 at 23:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've got a full face, I don't think it obstructs that much vision and it's good for karting. Just got a new OMP full face which hopefully I'll be using at combe!


|My Corsa|SC|My Instagram|
tom_simes
Show Staff
Organiser: South Wales
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 12th Jan 05
Location: Undy, Newport Drives: Skoda Octavia vRS estate
User status: Offline
20th Feb 15 at 09:27   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Heading out for the VLN on 25th April, then got a few days at the ring before heading to Spa on thurs 30th, and finally head home on Mon 4th May.

Does mean we miss the Combe opener this year though!
sam-smith
Member

Registered: 8th Jan 07
Location: plymouth, UK
User status: Offline
21st Feb 15 at 08:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The differences when talking about the Snell standards can be found on the Snell site.

They basically boil down to.

1. Visor port opening. The motorcycle helmets have a larger minimum size.
2. Liner flammability. Auto racing liners are fire resistant. Motorcycle are not.
3. Impact tests. Auto racing helmets have to undergo one extra style of anvil impacts to simulate the contact with a cage.

Some organizations do not allow the motorcycle helmets for HPDE. I would reccomend getting an SA--Special Applications (auto racing) rated helmet so you don't have to worry about it.

slightly different shape too usually
SteveoBC
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Feb 07
Location: Bucks
User status: Offline
21st Feb 15 at 09:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
Heading out for the VLN on 25th April, then got a few days at the ring before heading to Spa on thurs 30th, and finally head home on Mon 4th May.

Does mean we miss the Combe opener this year though!


well im down at the ring on the 1st-4th May, might see you there mate?
tom_simes
Show Staff
Organiser: South Wales
Premium Member


Avatar

Registered: 12th Jan 05
Location: Undy, Newport Drives: Skoda Octavia vRS estate
User status: Offline
21st Feb 15 at 21:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I doubt it Stevo, unless you guys are heading across to Spa at all - we leave the ring the day before you arrive! Are you guys getting the tunnel across? What time are you booked to return? May see you there.
SteveoBC
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Feb 07
Location: Bucks
User status: Offline
22nd Feb 15 at 08:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
I doubt it Stevo, unless you guys are heading across to Spa at all - we leave the ring the day before you arrive! Are you guys getting the tunnel across? What time are you booked to return? May see you there.


Nah ferry from dover 60quid return cheap as chips come back on the monday 4th

 
New Topic

New Poll

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Track day helmet - which one? 23 database queries in 0.0147030 seconds