This started out saying that it was about too cool for full face, what? Then it was about being stupid, what? I have been racing since the 70's, still have my face w/out injuries. Still riding an Open face helmet w/ jofa. Doesn't have anything to do with being COOL, and trust me I'm NOT STUPID, it just allows me to see better. (I believe that UCI races mandate that you need to have a full face on to race.) I don't believe that you need to take away my choice to race w/ an Open face due to the actions/ injuries of a few. You don't have all of the stats on injuries. I have seen as many kids hurt wearing Full face as Open face. Your personal opinions about which is better are just that, opinions. Gather the numbers and then PROVE to me that the Full face is that much better than the Open face. I am not talking about the Skate helmet that doesn't even cover the ears. Those type of helmets have no place on the track, just because they move when a rider falls and it doesn't protect the face at all. That pic of the kid without his teeth, he was wearing one of those type of helmets, right? If you're going to make a rule keeping me from wearing the Open face helmet w/ jofa while RACING on the track, you better be able to PROVE its SAFER. Show me some actual #s and DON'T include OFF-THE-TRACK accidents. Other than that, I don't mind you having your opinion, just don't try to impose it upon me.
PS: Most of the safety rules/laws that have been imposed upon us while driving our vehicles on the road, have been studied and proved to help protect us in the event of an accident.
One more thing for all of you that Think that a Full face is Safer- Do you think that those Clipless Pedals are SAFER than the FLATS when a rider crashes? Think about it, its not always about being SAFER.
Show me the FACTS please. Thank you. Tommy M.