Valentino Rossi Ride 46-Size ML AGV K3 SV Full Face Motorcycle Helmet. There are only 6 left in stock, so purchase soon. This is the latest model from Yamaha Racing that Valentino Rossi uses during races.
It features a V-shaped vent at the back of the helmet to allow cool air into the rider's helmet while keeping rain out. The chin guard extends down past his chest to protect his neck and throat from being injured by falling objects. The Ride 46 has a storage pocket on the inside of the helmet for storing race programs or lap charts.
The Rossi helmet was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro but it wasn't until 2001 that it went into production. Before then it was known as the Testarossa helmet because that's where it was developed. The name "Rossi" comes from Valentino Rossi himself who has been wearing this helmet since 2001 when it was first released.
This full face motorcycle helmet is now available at Coolidgeyia for $300.
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Tyreek Hill is wearing the Schutt F7 helmet, the company's most recent innovation in head protection. It's also the most popular helmet, with 75 starting wide receivers using it in 2020. (see our full WR report here). The Schutt F7 is offered from Schutt in a variety of versions ranging in price from $500 to $1,000. It's a composite shell designed to absorb impacts without penetrating them.
Hill was one of many high-profile athletes to use helmets made by Advanced Energy Technologies, or AET. An industry leader since 1989, AET makes energy-absorbing equipment for athletes at all levels. Its products are used by major league baseball players and coaches, as well as minor leaguers. But in February 2020, AET announced that it was ending its relationship with Hill and three other prominent athletes because their contracts had not been renewed.
AET said it stopped making helmets for other companies due to low sales. But experts say the company's abandonment of high-profile clients will be devastating to business interests.
Advanced Energy Technologies was founded in 1989 by former University of Michigan football player Adam Arrigo. He invented a protective device called an "impact attenuator" which reduces the force of blows to the skull while still providing adequate protection.
After serving in the Army, Arrigo returned home and started manufacturing his own helmets. His first model was called the "AR-100" and sold for $895.
Sunil Gavaskar's DIY Helmet, 1987 Gavaskar donned this repurposed motorbike helmet beneath a white sun hat in the 1987 Bicentennial Match between the Rest of the World and the MCC. In his final first-class encounter, he struck 188, his first century at Lord's. The match was washed out after only three hours and 45 minutes because of rain, with India winning by an innings and 204 runs.
Gavaskar went without a helmet during his early years as a player. But after several head injuries, he began wearing one. He told ESPN in 2012: "I used to play without a helmet when I started out. Then I got hit on the head so many times that I thought I would at least try it out. I never wore a cap in college or school. When I went into professional cricket, everyone told me that I should wear a helmet but I didn't listen to them."
Gavaskar was killed in a car accident in Pune in 2001 while riding without a helmet.