THE CRASHES EPS WON’T
Low-speed impacts: In order to meet
the certification requirements for high-speed impacts, helmet-makers have been
forced to design helmets that are simply
too stiff to absorb energy from lesser
impacts. It’s essentially a pass/fail system
that has created helmets that are designed
to protect us from the worst impacts yet do
very little in the case of smaller impacts.
Think about the last time you crashed
and hit your helmet. Chances are it was
one of those low-speed impacts that may
have just “rung your bell.” If you’ve never
experienced the feeling, you’re one of the
lucky ones. If you have experienced one of
these low-speed impacts, you know that
it may still result in a serious headache.
The latest research shows that even these
minor concussions, which happen much
Less than you think:
MIPS is often misunderstood as another layer
of foam or padding.
Instead it is a minimal
plastic liner that allows
the helmet to slide
during rotational impacts
while still staying snug
on the riders head.