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Aug. 19, 2015, 9:51 a.m. -  Andy Eunson

#!markdown Well the MIPS thing is all about protecting the brain from rotational forces when the helmet sticks to the ground on impact. having protruding fins that wont snap off like a visor is just dumb. In my experience most of the helmets I have damaged in crashes have significant scuff marks from glancing blows. Some for sure were blunt hits like when my fork snapped off. My big crash at Mt Washington at a BC Cup XC race was at speed and I can still hear the sound of the helmet scuffing along. Most blows to a helmet are glancing sliding contacts which is what MIPS is designed for. I think it is actually quite rare for a crash not to involve a sliding component.

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