This is an EMAIL I just received From A Recent Student: (I told him “Guess you Go To “The School Of Hard Knocks”, as what we teach and personally “do” is Ride ONLY With FULL FACE HELMETS. They Provide Far More COMFORT, Immensely More PROTECTION , Safety & FUN !!!!! —- Better VISION, Hearing, Keeps One Cooler when Weather is Hot, Warmer When Cold, Dry, while FAR BETTER VISION when Raining, and Less Fatigue, and So Much Better Comfort all the way around). ——
— Here is RAY’s Words :::::::::::(AFTER GETTING HIT By a GOLF BALL While Riding!!!
I am not sure if this picture of my forehead came through. But, this has to be a first. I bought a 3/4 helmet without a face guard. I was riding south on A1A in Ormond Beach this afternoon passing the golf course,you guested it. I look up and get hit above my glasses but below my helmet with a golf ball. I was doing 40 in a 45 and the ball coming at me had to be doing 60 or 70. Wow, I can’t believe I stayed up. I just let off the gas and coasted to the side of the road and let the traffic go around me. I shut the bike down took two steps and went to my knees, I was very light headed . I got a big knot above my eye and a real bad head ache, other than that I was real lucky.
I won’t ride again until I buy a full helmet. I hope you guys are well.
——- Ray suffered a Concussion, as you can tell. BUT he Learned a HUGE LESSON. —– MANY are NOT THAT LUCKY to Have “A SECOND CHANCE”.
PS: Would you believe, Karen Was HIT By A GOLF BALL several years ago, also !!!! —– AND we Know of OTHERS Who ALSO Have Been Hit by Them —— Guess “they just drop out of the sky” – ha ha.
Below is a LONG Term STUDY of “Where The Helmet (or head for the “no brainers” out there) FIRST HITS the Ground, or That HARD OBJECT, such as another vehicle, a tree, pole, building, etc). NOTE: how ONLY a FULL FACE HELMET Protects as OVER 60% of the time THAT is The Area That HITS FIRST !!!!!!!! (imagine the 1/2 shell: would anyone “bet their money with a 6% chance of winning”. Of course NOT, But They BET THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY !!!!!!!!! —– Can you say “DUH”. —- Or WORSE: No Helmet !!!!!
—– as SO MANY of Our Students SAY (after they “tried one”, in spite of “thinking they would hate it”) : EVERYTHING WE SAY ABOUT IT IS True — They Are AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE & MORE” . —- We hear that All The Time, ESPECIALLY “from the Formerly Hard Core, Biker Dude”. He/she gets a NEW YEARNING TO RIDE 10 times the amount AFTER attaining Great Skills, Great Judgment & Proper Equipment & GEAR” — Riding Should Be FUN, SAFE & COMFORTABLE!