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Thread: SNELL 2005 & 2010-- Whats the difference

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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    SNELL 2005 & 2010-- Whats the difference

    I'm in the market for a new helmet. I see some vendors helmets are Snell rate 2005, some 2010, some both. Whats the difference? Are they both NHRA approved? Thanks.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    The obvious reply is 5 years.
    The serious reply is on the website:

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    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER
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    If you are racing, make sure to buy an SA helmet, NOT an M rated helmet. SA is for racing, M is for motorcycles. If you get teched most track inspectors will not let you race with an M rated helmet. Check the rules of the tracks and sanctioning bodies you plan on racing at. Most will only allow up to five year old helmets, but some have a transition period after five years.
    If you are in the market to buy a new helmet make sure to get an SA2010, and do not be suckered into a sweet deal on a "close-out" 2005 model for a few bucks less. You may only get to use that 2005 for another year or two...
    I'm not hatin... I'm just sayin...

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    i think i read the sa has a higher impact rating than the m: M only good till 2014
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