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09-21-2012, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
I still haven't heard anything concrete on mouthguards preventing concussions. Feel free to link any studies that have, but until then it's peace of mind, like $150+ helmets that pass the same certification as $50 helmets.
Certification is a minimum standard. Yes, you can get something that does the minimum, but you could get something better. You could just as easily say that since you can get a full meal for 20 cents with a packet of ramen, there's never any reason to spend 20 dollars for a steak.

A really crappy helmet meeting the same minimum standard does not come anywhere close to meaning that it's just as good as the one that the helmet maker has dumped a lot of R&D money into making the absolute best on the market.

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