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Own a Meteor Helmet?? be afraid 3-May-2011 At 7:55:42 AM pharmamatt
On 2/05/2011 climb2011 wrote:
>I know this post is from 2005 so it's *pretty* old, but nontheless I wanted
>to give my opinion about it.
>I'm sorry for your mum (guess she has already recovered from her injuries)
>but I wouldn't say that the Petzl Meteor (even the one from 2005, in 2011
>we are now at the Meteor III+) is a crap helmet.
>The Meteor is CE and UIAA approved. The lab tests include different 5kg
>blunt weight impacts plus 3kg sharp tip impacts.
>So I would say that the Meteor actually saved her from something much
>worse. You said it was a "funny angled ledge" ... I mean, even without
>having a lab and just by hitting my Meteor with bare hands, I would say
>the impact to break it (even if its outer shell is made of polystyrene)
>is quite important.

I don't think the issue is whether she was wearing a helmet or not wearing one, but had she been wearing say a BD half dome or Petzl ecrin roc would she'd have the laceration to the head.

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