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    Helmet and lightning

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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    But... how? The metal clasps on the chin strap?

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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Wrong place at the wrong time... His time to "go"..

    Tree's, usually hit, have no metal in them...
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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Unfortunately you're right..

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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Your body is a good conductor of electricity. Lightning is of such high potential when it's ready, it takes the path of least resistance.

    The report said the rider didn't survive after he lost control and crashed. If the lighting made the 2 holes in that helmet,he probably didn't die from the crash. If he was riding all that HD iron, he was probably an instant , "Hell's Angel"
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Snell needs to start testing for that.
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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Snell needs to start testing for that.
    Yeah... Your not stopping a bolt. It looks like the exit was the 2 vents. You can see some of the liner exited the vents and you would not want to see the inside of that helmet.
    That was a direct hit.
    I guarantee he never felt a thing except maybe a static field build up but it was over before any thought existed about it.

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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Just to add to this there are cases of lightning strikes that are not direct hits from the main bolt that people survive. From what I understand this is a terribly painful experience that you'll never want to experience even if you're Johnny Knoxville from Jackass.
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Helmet and lightning

    Ouch.

    When it's your time - it's your time.


    Burning fossil fuel and loving it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Wazp View Post
    Ouch.

    When it's your time - it's your time.
    And when it's your time and you do something about..... Like get out of the storm. It's also your time....
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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