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sachin200

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Hi,

I wonder if there is a list of manufacturers that have complied with the new standards. I know Masuri, Shrey, GN, ayrtek, Forma have mentioned that they have complied but there are new manufacturers like Moonwalker etc who dont have any information on their websites whereas some pros are wearing them already.
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 01:05:18 AM »

What happened to Albion? Why are they not on this list?
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 08:20:47 AM »

They withdrew from the market when their helmets werent upto the latest standard and required a redesign
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 11:26:03 AM »

That's disappointing. I have been using their top of the range helmet and love the fit . This means that I need to buy a new compliant one.
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 02:38:58 PM »

According to the list, a number of the manufacturers haven't tested their junior lids against senior balls. Isn't this a bit of a problem? Our Senior sides often have Junior players, as do many of our oppos. Shouldn't the kids be sure their helmet meets regs against the heavier ball?
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 03:39:43 PM »

Disclaimer - this post is purely my opinion and contains no facts whatsoever!

@JK Lewis I think the cost of testing may be a deterrent when it comes to testing junior lids against senior balls.

However, I think it could be assumed the junior lids are safe to use against adult balls as the junior ones are smaller, meaning the gap will be smaller. As long as the junior lids are structurally sound (they should be having passed the junior test) an adult ball won't be able to get through.
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »

Disclaimer - this post is purely my opinion and contains no facts whatsoever!

@JK Lewis I think the cost of testing may be a deterrent when it comes to testing junior lids against senior balls.

However, I think it could be assumed the junior lids are safe to use against adult balls as the junior ones are smaller, meaning the gap will be smaller. As long as the junior lids are structurally sound (they should be having passed the junior test) an adult ball won't be able to get through.
You have to consider the weight as well mate. Imagine crashing into a pigeon at 80mph, and crashing into a cat at 80mph (i have done both and the results a very nasty and expensive)
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 04:13:12 PM »

You have to consider the weight as well mate. Imagine crashing into a pigeon at 80mph, and crashing into a cat at 80mph (i have done both and the results a very nasty and expensive)

Yes, that's what I was thinking too. A senior player with a hard 5 1/2oz ball is very different to a junior with a 4 3/4.
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 04:32:31 PM »

According to the list, a number of the manufacturers haven't tested their junior lids against senior balls. Isn't this a bit of a problem? Our Senior sides often have Junior players, as do many of our oppos. Shouldn't the kids be sure their helmet meets regs against the heavier ball?

The standard is clearly marked on the packaging and also the helmet itself, so a junior (parent) should be well aware of what they are buying well before parting with their money. If they want to ensure their child has a helmet that passes against junior and senior balls then they can.

A similar problem arises for womens cricket as there isnt even a safety standard for a womens ball.

Thats the retailer in me talking :)

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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2019, 04:33:55 PM »

That's disappointing. I have been using their top of the range helmet and love the fit . This means that I need to buy a new compliant one.

Theyve been off the scene for 4+ years now. If it was that much of a concern youd surely have addressed it by now?

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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2019, 04:37:24 PM »

The standard is clearly marked on the packaging and also the helmet itself, so a junior (parent) should be well aware of what they are buying well before parting with their money. If they want to ensure their child has a helmet that passes against junior and senior balls then they can.

A similar problem arises for womens cricket as there isnt even a safety standard for a womens ball.

Thats the retailer in me talking :)

Yeah, and that's fair enough, parents have to be responsible. I appreciate it is really a cost issue for the testing, tough for manufacturers.
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2019, 09:49:54 PM »

My PremierTek Youth and Senior helmets are the same model yet the youth has thicker foams making the interior size smaller. Due to this I cant claim they pass both standards as a result due to the head form size being different when carrying out testing...yet the grille and shell are the same and have passed the 4.75 and 5.5oz tests for drop and penetration testing.
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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 09:07:24 AM »

Forma Pro SRS is a nice fitting lid at a reasonable price point.





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Re: List of Helmet Manufacturers Meeting the new British Standards
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 11:07:59 AM »

Forma Pro SRS is a nice fitting lid at a reasonable price point.





Yeah but it isn't on the list of lids that meet the standards, so maybe best avoided.
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