KaliProtectives

Industry leading Composite Fusion™ head and body protection for riders.

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KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 15:14
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@millsr4: Another company looking to further the development of helmet protection... love it! There are a few carry overs in the methodology of what Marker is doing as to what we are doing, which is cool to see. Thanks for sharing!
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 14:54
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@vinay: We are currently selling into the Nordic regions, France, UK and Germany but do not have anyone in The Netherlands... unfortunately. I will look around for an online seller and DM you
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 14:40
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@millsr4: You are spot on in your thinking, and these are concerns that we are building towards (hence our creation of Nano Fusion). Regarding Vicis helmets... they really have some cool things going on, and the R & D that is going towards concussion prevention because of them is top notch. That being said, this technology if used for the bike helmet would add to the overall weight and size significantly in ways that would greatly increase the risk of concussion. And if we were to try and address both these issues (decrease weight and size) using the technology as it stands, we would not be able to protect against the high-g forces in the same way we can today... and with the efficiency of what we already have here at Kali. All things considered, we are a technology company built on helmet safety and development... so, these methods and others that we see across the industry of protection, are all ones we actively like to test and explore :) So cool to see this amount of attention being given to protecting your head!
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 12:45
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@vinay: As far as signs go, those can be anything from dizziness, loss of vision, fainting etc. Really whatever you see on webmd is what you can have... As far as foam goes, unless its our nano fusion technology, if the impact was strong enough to press into the foam, it is now sitting under the shell compressed and not at full strength. That being said, we use our higher density foams on the outer layer of the helmet, and it gets softer the closer you get to your head. That mixed with in molding should give it some pretty good strength.
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 11:56
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@vinay: Yes you are correct, every Kali helmet is good for just one crash replacement... otherwise we would be bankrupt and not have another customer ever. But that offer is lifetime and if we don't have that same model when your needing a replacement, we will replace it with the current model year. All we ask for is a proof of purchase to show you actually purchased the original one and didn't get it from the trash behind the bike shop... hahah
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 11:38
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@bryanmccrary1: Ya man come on by! We always love showing people around and sharing in the excitement. If you want to call before hand that might be good, and you can ask for Justin and I'll make sure I'm here when you come.
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 11:31
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@Dont-hit-trees: What I was more referring to are actual air sacks used for both comfort of fit, and low-g energy dispersion in football helmets. But to your point... yes almost all helmets are using air in that way. When we talk about using variations of foam densities, we are essentially saying "how much air does it have in it." Too little air and it won't compress enough, and too much air and it will compress to easily. I can't talk for other companies, but for us... we use multiple densities of foam layered in geometric shapes that aim to divert energy laterally away from the helmet and across the surface of the helmet throughout the foam. So yes... air has a big part in it ;)
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 11:01
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@sino428: One of the only in molded full faces out there... not to mention makes use of 6 different densities of foam. Enjoy!
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 10:56
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
Sounds like we are on the same page. We have never designed/engineered to just meet the standard... for exactly the reasons you laid out. The number one focus should always be concussion prevention. Which means you should engineer to the 3 forces at play; low-g energy, high-g energy and rotational forces. Not just the high-g that the standard is concerned with. You can check out the below link if you want to see all that we design to: https://kaliprotectives.com/technology Happy to answer any questions you may have
KaliProtectives mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 10:43
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
@vinay: Great points to everything your saying. Regarding hair... yes your hair (or lack of) actually does significantly play a part of your exposure to rotational forces. However, unless being tested for a passion project, its really hard to justify the spend of lab time on a topic that has so many variables and provides very little universally relevant data hahah But to that point, it would be fun to test someday! I will keep note of it... Self healing foam. Yes this is what we at Kali consider to be a "what's next" kind of project in helmet safety. Right now, when we are able to construct a helmet using Nano Fusion, the foam actually does return to its original shape and strength after impact. So it truly has potential to be a multi-impact helmet without compromise. The hard part (as mentioned) comes down to the production and it being nearly impossible to work with when constructing the helmet... this is what we now are working towards perfecting
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