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KaliProtectives jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 11, 2020 at 8:24
Jun 11, 2020
Independent Lab Test Finds Airbag Helmet is Safest
@breadandbits: Yes, the debate is how accurate these surfaces are, not just with the labs I use, but in the testing circles in general.
KaliProtectives jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 14:48
Jun 10, 2020
Independent Lab Test Finds Airbag Helmet is Safest
"We not only work with one independent lab, we work with as many as four different labs, why? Each lab has different results. We are not only looking for verification, we do research with these labs, we try different combinations of materials and geometries. I have a huge amount of respect for the people like Dr. Smith at Dynamic research, Dr. Plant at Rhoen labs. These people don’t just test, they consult, we collaborate, sometime argue all in the name of learning."  "Even if you are as big as Bell and can have your own lab it is good to verify those results. Based on the different results we see at the different labs I think it is wise to test in multiple labs." -Brad Waldron, Founder, Kali Protectives
KaliProtectives COMMENCALbicycles's article
Feb 4, 2020 at 10:20
Feb 4, 2020
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Feb 1, 2020 at 22:26
Feb 1, 2020
You can not get a "properly" vented helmet to pass DH standard. The chinbar on the Invader pass motorcycle standard, but the helmet was concieved and designed to be a trail helmet. And we couldn't agree more with you assesment... If you are going to ride "proper" gravity, then put on a DH certified helmet. If you are looking for added protection during your trail rides, then the Invader might be what you are looking.

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Feb 1, 2020
KaliProtectives KaliProtectives's article
Jan 17, 2020 at 10:13
Jan 17, 2020
Kali Unveils New Lightweight Invader Full Face Trail Helmet
@lewiscraik: We like to think people who ride Kali are smart, sexy and thoughtful individuals. So if they wear there helmet out and it is time for them to replace it, they buy themselves another amazing Kali lid. If you are unfortunate enough to crash your helmet during it's regular lifespan, we are happy for you to reach out to us and use our generous LCR, lifetime crash replacement. We, of course, prefer everyone to leave the testing of the helmets to us and never have to use this plan.
KaliProtectives KaliProtectives's article
Jan 15, 2020 at 11:13
Jan 15, 2020
Kali Unveils New Lightweight Invader Full Face Trail Helmet
It comes with a gob of pads to help you dial in your fit.
KaliProtectives KaliProtectives's article
Jan 15, 2020 at 11:11
Jan 15, 2020
Kali Unveils New Lightweight Invader Full Face Trail Helmet
Our resident helmet geek and boss, Brad Waldron, is on the road today or he would reply. This is what he said when the same question came up during our Pace helmet launch and I think he does a pretty good job of explaing where we stand here: I'll take this discussion head on, We do a lot of testing, in-house and out. We strongly believe in our science and philosophies (test standards require our helmets to be too hard). We test at many labs all around the world, unfortunately we get very different results in each lab. Which one should I trust the most? the one that gives the best results? If we had all the labs in the world test and list all helmets according to each labs results according to their rating of performance (based on that labs and lab engineers principles and methodologies), I doubt we would get two labs with the same listing of helmet performances. Currently lab tests are subjective. One lab might pass a helmet another will not. Some labs test 8 helmets randomly (which is my favorite because you can’t design to specific points), other labs test 2 or 3 in exact same spots…. Which I feel is statistically weak. Also if you test 10 different helmet brands the exact same spots (lets say 2 inches left of the crown) certain helmets will win out because of their shape design… where as if you take those exact same ten brand of helmets and pick another spot (lets say 2 inches above right brow) suddenly the performance list of the helmets is reversed. To evaluate helmet performance I truly feel you need to evaluate much more than one lab… not to mention I believe all our testing is antiquated… these tests were all design back in the 70ties and does not to low G hits (below 70 G) into accounts. And the fact is almost 80% of impacts happen at low Gs… so when we design only for high G impacts, we increase concussion chances at 80 % of impacts. However I will never criticize any lab trying to create empirical comparative data… I believe V tech as many other labs are trying to do an excellent consumer informative job. I wish many more labs would do this and between all the labs maybe truer picture of helmet performances would develop. Meanwhile I stand by what KALI does. I have gotten different results from many different labs, and we will continue to push the latest technologies in the hopes of reducing rider’s chances of concussion… that is our ultimate mission. And not only ours. There are many other like minded brands (and their engineers) I’m honored of working along side with… and though our production methods and material choices differ, and hence test results may differ from lab to lab, I see us all pursuing the same over reaching goal of improving rider safety! Meanwhile I do hope you will consider researching how labs test, why they get different results, and differnt brand core values – and above all keep riding!
KaliProtectives KaliProtectives's article
Jan 15, 2020 at 10:35
Jan 15, 2020
Kali Unveils New Lightweight Invader Full Face Trail Helmet
@jason114: I was totally kidding. And we know exaclty what you want. And we want to get it to you. We have made the mistake in the past of announcing things before they are ready, so currently we are on the hush-hush. But we have heard you and want to make you happy. #workingonit
KaliProtectives KaliProtectives's article
Jan 15, 2020 at 10:29
Jan 15, 2020
Kali Unveils New Lightweight Invader Full Face Trail Helmet
@bat-fastard: The Met Parachute is indeed DH certified, but it is no-where near as well ventilated as the Invader. This helmet was never intended as a DH helmet, it was concieved and designed as a lightweight trail helmet, packed with protective technology. If you're riding all day and looking for a little more piece of mind then the Invader just might be what you're looking for.
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