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Black Armor Helmets

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I have a super nice Sparco Helmet but I started to get some "helmet funk" that wasn't going away with the usual tricks ( febreeze, vodka spray, wearing head sock).

 

I was looking to upgrade to a SA2015 but didn't want a super expensive helmet.

 

I think I saw this from forty-two.  There is a nice shop here in Texas that makes some carbon fiber helmets

http://blackarmorhelmets.com

 

with new ones for the SA2015 certification.

 

I got mine a while back and have been using it with the Necksgen head restraint and it's been great!  The helmet fits my head much better than the Sparco.  Not only that the customer service has been great!  

When I got my Sparco, the check pads were too big and it makes it looks like I have "chipmunk" cheeks in the helmet.  When I bought the helmet, they mentioned different sized cheek pads but damn if I can ever find one.  Tried emailing Sparco and looking at Racerpartswholesale etc...

 

When I ordered the Black Armor, she asked what size I wanted and walked me thru what she thought would fit.  It was perfect!  Even if it wasn't right she mentioned she could easily ship a different size out to me!

 

I did weigh the helmet compare to the Sparco.  The Sparco came in at 4 lbs, BlackArmor 3.7.  

 

In general the helmet is pretty damn good, though the CF weave on the back looks a bit off.

 

On the track it's super comfortable and super breathable.  I didn't like the head scoop on top as it's not in the pictures with their Circuit Pro, but she mentioned that it could be removed with some light heat and pulling, but they found it was beneficial for drivers in the Texas heat.

 

The other things I like was the stand holes for the Hans/Necksgen posts.  I just screwed my anchors in and was ready to go!

 

Another nice thing was the wide variety of visor tints they have too.  I got the dark mirror and an amber for over cast days.  The helmet comes with clear.

 

Some things I don't like...that tops scoop and the big freaking logo on the back!  LOL it's under the clear so not removable.

 

All and all, a good purchase for me for a pretty cheap price compared to other CF helmets and from a local US company to boot!

 

Enjoy some pics!

 

 

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the "sock" for the Sparco is thicker and nicer.

 

Side view

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Logo on the back

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Certified!

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some removable interior pieces to wash

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Deeper ear ports than my Sparco

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Different lenses...all lenses come with the rip off posts.

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Nice man. Vent on top wouldn't fit with me. My head is already pressed against the headlining, and that's with the seat reclined way more than I'd like. Good to have local options though, customer support contributes massively to satisfaction

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Nice alternative 


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Nice!! Been looking for an alternative CF helmet.. will check these out.



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The quality/price seems good!

My bell cost way more, but is under 3lbs!


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I was looking to upgrade to a SA2015 but didn't want a super expensive helmet.

 

This is making me question what I think I know about universal laws...

 

 

Nice man. Vent on top wouldn't fit with me. My head is already pressed against the headlining, and that's with the seat reclined way more than I'd like. Good to have local options though, customer support contributes massively to satisfaction

 

How tall are you?  I'm 6'4" and was only in my GTR a couple times with a helmet but was quite happy to not have hit the headliner... Although I do tend to sit with my seat back reclined a bit by default...


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I'm 6'5 and hit the headliner with multiple Aria Corsair V and Ducati Corse helmets.

Thought it was just the nature of the beast, still way more room than any other car for me.

Thanks 7 going to pick one of these up. How true do they run to size ?
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This is making me question what I think I know about universal laws...

 

 

 

How tall are you?  I'm 6'4" and was only in my GTR a couple times with a helmet but was quite happy to not have hit the headliner... Although I do tend to sit with my seat back reclined a bit by default...

 

lol I'm very much a cheapskate 


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I'm 6'5 and hit the headliner with multiple Aria Corsair V and Ducati Corse helmets.

Thought it was just the nature of the beast, still way more room than any other car for me.

Thanks 7 going to pick one of these up. How true do they run to size ?

 

true to size.  I wear a medium in the Sparco...and on the measurements on the website, was exactly the same.

 

Did the whole tape measure above the eye brows thing.

 

ps I think I am going to remove that scoop.


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the only thing that you can't measure is the size of the cheek pads, so use your helmet as a baseline and let them know and they can help guide you.


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I'm 6'4" too hiboost. Maybe I have a longer torso? I do prefer the seat back very upright to get closer to the wheel. Feels dumb having to adjust the seat more reclined when I get to the track, but better than driving with my head at 45 degrees I suppose.

Regardless, cool looking helmets!

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FYI Black Armor helmets are a sponsor for the Pirelli World Challenge series, so they are quite reputable. I may pick one up after events stop accepting SA2010.


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So black armor had a Black Friday sale so I picked one up. This thing is beautiful in person and feels great. I blame 7racer for this purchase. I also will be pairing this with a necksgen rev as I am doing a cage and harnesses as well.

I got it with the blue iridium shield which I love. Compared to my Simpson bandit this helmet is lighter and also slightly more snug. I think I need 1 size smaller cheek pads so will see how quick they can get them out to me.

Overall very impressed

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I like spending your money!!!


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got a Rally helmet with new break away mic boom as mandated by the FIA...

 

now I just need a Rally car.... :huh:

 

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7 has all the fun!





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