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KALI PROTECTIVES CARBON HELMET

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$349.00
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Product Description

PRANA™ CARBON

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Meaning:

BREATH

Product Description

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 This is the helmet that my son personaly wears!
My son had six concussions within six months and then we found Kali, while off the bike for almost five months waiting for a 6D to come out in a XS we heard racers talking about how they stopped getting concussions when they switched over to Kali Protectives and now we are talking about how happy we have been with Kali.

Presenting one the most advanced helmets imaginable, the Kali Protective PRANA™ Helmet. Weighing just 1200 grams, it’s lighter than the human brain and a lot lighter than the average dirt helmet. The heart of Kali Protective PRANA™ helmet is the introduction of COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus technology.

Years in development, this revolutionary construction incorporates pyramids of different CONTEGO™ foam densities to provide the softest materials next to your head. With a carbon shell providing the skeleton, COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus technology provides not only one of the lightest possible helmets but also one of the most protective.

Technologies

 

Materials

 

Product Features

  • Carbon shell with COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus construction
  • Dual Density CONTEGO™ EPS Liner
  • Integrated airflow system
  • Antibacterial, removable, washable liner
  • Breakaway visor design
  • Meets or exceeds AMA, FIM, CCS, WERA racing standards
  • Safety certifications include ECE22.05, DOT (FMVSS 218)
  • Includes Kali Helmet Storage/Travel Bag

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HELMET SIZE CHART

SizeCM C*
Extra Small 53-54
Small 55-56
Medium 57-58
Large 59-60
Extra Large 61-62
Extra Extra Large 63-64

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The Technology

The purpose of a helmet is to absorb the energy of an impact to minimize or prevent a head injury. A helmet does this by transferring the energy to the foam, which crushes as it absorbs the impact. However, the way in which a helmet is constructed can play an important role in how the helmet absorbs the energy.

There are basically two ways that most companies construct a helmet. The traditional construction of full-face and skate-style helmets features impact foam glued to a hard outer shell. The other common way, which is typically used in cross-country-style helmets, has the foam molded directly to the hard exterior shell and is commonly referred to as in-molding.

Using an advanced form of in-molding, Kali has developed two designs that effectively disperse impact energy better than a traditional full-face helmet, which allows them to offer the same or better protection as other helmets in a lighter package. The secret is in their patented manufacturing technique and tooling; Kali is the first company to figure out how to produce the full outside shell of a full-face and then to have the EPS injected inside that formed shell. Here’s a quick overview of a traditional full-face helmet construction compared to Kali’s COMPOSITE FUSION and COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology:

Traditional Construction:

As you can see by this image, a traditional full-face helmet design features foam glued to the inside of the outer shell. While this helmet construction can provide adequate protection, it is not ideal because the design can leave gaps in between the foam and the shell. When a helmet sustains an impact, the force must first break through the hard shell before it gets to the part of the helmet that dissipates the energy. Besides offering a more durable helmet covering, the main role of a hard exterior is to help spread out the impact energy across more of the foam inside the helmet to absorb the shock. In addition, many helmet manufacturers use dual density foam to help absorb the impact energy more efficiently.

COMPOSITE FUSION™ Construction:

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Kali’s Composite Fusion design provides a super tight (almost molecular) bond between the helmet shell and the energy absorbing material inside. This tight connection between these two materials prevents gaps, which transfers shock more efficiently through to the softer EPS foam materials. It also allows Kali to use a thinner shell that breaks down faster and allows the energy to be absorbed more efficiently. Kali also uses dual density foam, with the softer material near the head, to dissipate the energy sustained from an impact.

Helmet’s with COMPOSITE FUSION™: Kali’s Bike line features the AVATAR full-face, SAMRA dirt lid, and AVITA and AMARA cross-country helmets. Kali’s MX line features the AATMA and Kali’s Street line features the NIRA™.

COMPOSITE FUSION Plus Construction:

Taking the COMPOSITE FUSION technology a step further, Kali’s COMPOSITE FUSION  Plus has the same super tight connection but also incorporates a special impact foam design. Using geometric shapes of different densities inside the foam, the Composite Fusion Plus technology further helps dissipate the shock forces as they travel through the foam. In this image, the different colors of the dual density foam highlight the pyramid shape of the Composite Fusion Plus design, with the softer material near the head.

Helmet’s with COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus: Kali’s Bike line is rumored to receive an AVATAR II with COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus, possibly also an XC lid. Kali’s MX line features the PRANA Carbon and PRANA FRP and Kali’s Street line features the NAZA Carbon and NAZA FRP.

G-Force Scale

Based on thousands of actual test results, this G-Force Scale demonstrates how impact force is registered and dissipated as the helmet takes impact. As you can see by the illustration, different types of helmet construction and materials absorb and dissipate impact energy differently.

Traditional As a traditional helmet absorbs the force of an impact, the transition from the hard shell to the foam is highlighted by a dip in the impact energy being absorbed (as the shell breaks down). This is not only inefficient, but can allow the energy to slightly magnify rather than continue dissipating.

COMPOSITE FUSION The way in which a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet absorbs the energy of an impact is much more fluid and effective than a traditional helmet. The smooth curve provides constant impact dissipation through the super tight shell/foam connection, reducing energy spikes.

COMPOSITE FUSION™ PLUS Compared to a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet, a COMPOSITE FUSIONPlus helmet is even more efficient at absorbing impact energy, thanks to it additionally channeling impact energy laterally through its geometric shapes of dual-density foams. This promotes constant energy dissipation until the impact is relieved.

The Verdict

The G-Force Scale sidebar is a good way to compare the different ways that a Traditional, COMPOSITE FUSION and COMPOSITE FUSION Plus helmet design deals with energy absorption. You can see that Kali’s helmet designs disperse impact energy much more effectively and efficiently than a traditional full-face helmet. This not only makes their helmets safer but also allows them to be lighter. All of Kali’s mountain bike helmets are pass CPSC certified in North American and EN1078 certified in Europe, and their motorcycle helmets are DOT and ECE22.05 certified.

We really like Kali’s helmet designs. They have a comfortable fit and the weight is really noticeable during a full day of riding. In addition, the lighter weight of Kali’s motocross helmets is another incentive for riders looking for more protection than a mountain bike full-face.

For more info on Kali helmets, go to kaliprotectives.com

 


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