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hairnet vs helmet(5 posts)

hairnet vs helmetMT
Mar 13, 2001 11:14 AM
How much safer is a helmet over a hairnet ? Is that fact or guess ?
Does UCI allow hairnet in their races. ?
Rip Van WinkleHank
Mar 13, 2001 11:22 AM
um, hairnets don't do much of anything and aren't legal for racing. Go here for more than you probably want to know about helmets:

http://www.helmets.org/index.htm
I say, go for it.Helper
Mar 15, 2001 7:31 AM
If a racer wants to go to the trouble of finding one of the six remaining hairnets still in circulation, he damn well deserves to wear it at any race, office party, or wedding he attends. Who cares if all their good for it giving you goofy hair? It serves as a badge of loyality to their hero Andre Tchmil.
Just use hairsprayGadfly
Mar 15, 2001 10:15 AM
Aquanet sets up hard as concrete. You could run into a brick wall with enough of it and shake it off. One can equals ten rides. The protection factor (p) is in direct proportion to amount (h) and length (l) of hair.

p = h + l (divided by quantity of hairspray)

However, if you're follically challenged, the protection factor is diminished. Also, if it rains, bad hair day. You might want to stick with a helmet.
Sumo WrestlersTyler
Mar 15, 2001 12:20 PM
Sumo westlers grow their hair long and then have it put into that fancy bun before they wrestle. It takes about an hour to do. they use I kind of fish oil to keep it in place, much like hairspray. that seems to protect those huge guys from breaking their necks when they fall.

You should Do That!.