SNELL 2005 & 2010-- Whats the difference

Old 05-24-2011, 05:05 AM
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Default 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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Old 05-24-2011, 01:15 PM
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The obvious reply is 5 years.
The serious reply is on the website:
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:09 PM
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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...
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:32 PM
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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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