Monday, June 13, 2011

Protect your head with a cardboard helmet?

Remember the old Bell Helmet ad campaign?

"If you have a ten dollar head, wear a ten dollar helmet."

If you're buying what the makers of the Kranium helmet (left) are selling, you'll forgo the standard polystyrene lids and instead snug up a custom-fitted unit made of of standard cardboard box material!

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/06/cardboard-bike-helmet-better-than-plastic/

The makers of this helmet claim its construction will absorb five times the impact of a standard bicycle helmet and that the Kranium model has already passed standard crash test ratings.

I'm interested in the concept, but the cosmetics are a bit too BMX/skateboard for old master man. Would also seem the Kranium is a hotbox and that the design lacks air flow and cooling vents.

Nonetheless, we want all master competitors to stay aware of the latest endurance sport news.  If that means you're opting for a wooden bike and cardboard helmet, drop a comment so we can feature you in an upcoming post.

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