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Alzay
(@alzay)
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Went to Comrie Croft today to try it out for the first time. Fantastic place trails are excellent. Unfortunately I took my first bad fall and it was a belter. Sitting tonight with two broken ribs and a few scrapes but I think I'm lucky to be here if you look at my helmet. I bounced off a large rock with my head. The helmet was only three days old. Unfortunately Fox don't have a replacement policy.

The helmet split in two.

But we live and learn. And I walked away. Unlike the guy behind me that went home in an ambulance with flashing blues.

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Posted : 03/10/2015 8:51 pm
AndyP
(@andyp)
Reputable Member

Better to be out of pocket with a broken helmet than to have a broken head.

Hope you heal up well and are back on the bike before too long

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Posted : 03/10/2015 11:38 pm
Gordy
(@gordy)
Noble Member

That's why we buy and wear them!

Glad you are ok and still loving Comrie! :thumbup:

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Posted : 04/10/2015 6:30 am
dezzy
(@dezzy)
Noble Member

Sorry to hear about the crash and glad the helmet did its job. Are you sure about that with Fox? I'm sure I got a 50% discount on a new helmet when I cracked one of theirs. Was a few years ago now right enough.

Bontrager do a full free replacement helmet if you crash and damage it within the first year if you're buying a new one might be worth checking them out.

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Posted : 04/10/2015 12:09 pm
Kenny3760
(@kenny3760)
Estimable Member

IXS don't have a replacement policy either, but when I damaged mine a few months ago I went to the LBS where I'd bought it and with their help and assistance got a discount from the distributor. Might be worth trying that route

Glad to hear the helmet worked

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Posted : 05/10/2015 5:49 pm
stuartw
(@stuartw)
Reputable Member

Ouch, I hate breaking ribs, it is so sore!

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Posted : 05/10/2015 11:06 pm
POAH
 POAH
(@poah)
Reputable Member

what bit you crash at?

bell and met have 50% off rrp replacement policys.

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Posted : 06/10/2015 3:51 pm
Tanuki Trail
(@tanuki-trail)
Estimable Member

Heal soon buddy

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Posted : 06/10/2015 8:14 pm
hainman
(@hainman)
Honorable Member

sorry to hear about your spill.good job with the lid,they do come in handy sometimes :p
I broke a Fox FF when i headbutted a big rock and they said they didnt do replacement,neither did they offer any discount,
Comrie is an awesome place but has the potential to F*@k you over at any point,

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Posted : 09/10/2015 1:05 pm
Alzay
(@alzay)
Active Member

Cheers for the comments guys still a bit tender but back on the bike did 32 miles on Sunday at Gaick Pass with a new Bortanger lid they do replacement if you crack it in the first year.

Get yourself up Kinussie way loads of technical trails up there.

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Posted : 20/10/2015 7:55 am
CraigofScotland
(@craigofscotland)
Estimable Member

wheres the pics of the helmet :clap: sounds like a right belter of a hit.

Love comrie, theres some cracking bits to come right off 😆 heading up on Sunday :thumbup:

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Posted : 20/10/2015 12:46 pm
Alzay
(@alzay)
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I'll get them onto photobucket for you.

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Posted : 20/10/2015 4:58 pm
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