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Whitewater Helmet Ratings

Virginia Tech have released the 2022 test results of 24 whitewater helmets using the STAR evaluation system.

The helmets were tested on their ability to:

  • reduce linear acceleration
  • reduce rotational acceleration

and thus reduce the chance of concussion.

The results are very interesting.

Whitewater Helmet Ratings

A lower score indicates better performance and a higher star rating.

Some of the helmets that have been advertised as being pretty safe haven’t faired very well.

Sweet Protection come out pretty well other than the Strutter. WRSI not so well.

Check out our reviews of the:

Sweet Protection Wanderer – The Poor Man’s Rocker

Sweet Protection Rocker

Shred Ready Standard

Post your thoughts in the comments section and let us know what you think.

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    NRS have made a response to the test covered in the post. You can find it here https://www.nrs.com/learn/virginia-tech-whitewater-helmet-study?fbclid=IwAR0eUzAfRo5UfiW1rXmpmSu2ozDFKisqSIr5DBy44GSS3pC_wJqvNC1bECE

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