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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 451
Location: Rochester, NY

9/15/19 6:15 PM

Helmet Camera

Remember a camera on F1 driver Michael Schumacher's ski helmet caused severe brain damage. Years later he still shows no signs of recovery. This would not be my choice.

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17730
Location: Portland, OR

9/15/19 6:29 PM

Not thought about 'The Stig' in quite a while...

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4625
Location: Nashua, NH

9/16/19 4:40 AM

My Kali MTB helmet has a mount that's specifically designed to allow a camera or light to pop off if it gets hit. Since I'll be using a light on my helmet a fair amount over the winter on Mtb trails, this is a key feature for me.

As for Schumacher, he hit his head on a rock at high speed, with enough force to shatter his helmet. There is some question as to whether a camera may have contributed to the damage, but he hit the right side of his head and reportedly the camera was undamaged, so it likely had no effect.

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