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Grand Prix Racewear at Silverstone
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...any good?
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tlracer wrote: Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:53 pm Grand Prix Racewear at Silverstone
Race Boots at Weedon Bec
Nicky Grist at Pontrilas
Merlin Motorsport at Castle Combe

...any good?
Sadly not :(

All 100+mi away
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MSAR South London

Don't forget, different cheek pads are available for some helmets which make a big difference in fit.
Do get Hans posts, although I've swapped to a Simpson now
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661 wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:34 amMSAR South London
150mi away!

@Fonzey I am seeing a Northern opportunity here!

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WhenYouSkidYouMightNeedALid.co.uk?
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GSM performance in Nottingham is middle north. You have to book an appointment to go into the shop.
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winthattt wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:46 am GSM performance in Nottingham is middle north. You have to book an appointment to go into the shop.
Noted!
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Another bit of free advice, which comes from my paranoia, get a full face helmet. You are not forced to have one in a Lotus but you are in an open car, if you want a go in a Caterham you will need FF.

Scary story, after leaving the pit lane at Dony I pulled my visor down, seconds later I was smacked by a flying stone just above the eye, cracking the visor. Lesson to self, pull the visor down earlier, even if it steams up. That was in a Caterham but it was still a good safety reminder.

Cycling mate is having his left eye rebuilt from a flying stone (cycling) and was wearing safety glasses. Really unlucky but safety, safety, safety…..
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I echo the advice about trying on. Comfort is so important. You want it to fit right and you'll forget you have it on. It's also only safe if it fits properly. Another consideration is weight; You want it as light as possible (budget allowing). Again this makes it more comfortable and arguably safer.

I've also got an Arai shaped head, so have their lids.
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