I honestly don’t know anything about Impact as a helmet manufacturer, and hadn’t heard of them at all before I read their name in your comments, though your experience doesn’t put them in a good light. I was making a general statement, more about erring on the side of known GREAT quality helmets, or really any safety equipment, like harnesses, seats, fire systems, etc. upon which our lives might depend. Incidentally, your remarks about Impact’s seeming lack of business ethics only goes to reinforce my point of sticking with KNOWN GOOD manufacturers who are beyond reproach on certain items like helmets, and fire suits, etc.
The “$10 head” comment was flippant, but hey, if the helmet fits… :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
In all seriousness, you know I don’t have near the deepest pockets in this endeavor, but some things are worth doing full stop. Other things, hey, I am all in for a bargain. E.g. I just bought 8 well-used Toyo RR tires for a total of $160 from Rob Eskew, and that dude hooked me up with four more slightly more sketchy ones for free! So I am all about a bargain for stuff like that whenever I can get one. Just not life safety items, as a philosophy.
That’s why I am using Joel Barber to build my cage, and assemble my car. I have been through a bit of a wringer, as you know, in the car buying/prep process, and I feel like Joel is a top-notch guy, with tremendous attention to detail, who understands what we do, since he races himself, and doesn’t cut corners on important items that could hurt someone on track.
Sorry for the OT, but it’s sort of germane to the safety equipment discussion, at least.