The non-profit Athlete Recovery Fund (ARF) recently made this video highlighting the very real differences between CPSC-certified and non-certified helmets.
Bottom line, some non-certified helmets look cool and feel great, but if you wreck with one on, you might as well be wearing a diaper on your head for all the good it’s going to do your brain.
This video highlights the very real difference in the levels of protection afforded your melon by certified and non-certified lids. While this certified vs. non-certified situation is more of an issue for the BMX set (I haven’t run across a non CPSC-certified mountain bike brain bucket in ages), it’s still an eye opener. Check it out.