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      03-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Face shield question

What do you guys do during sunny track days. Do you take the clear shield off and wear sunglasses ? Just raise the shield ? Anyone try a darker replacement shield ?
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I wear a dark shield.....depending on the helmet you have it takes less than a minute to change the shield..............Phil
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I wear sunglasses under the visor - and I keep the visor open no more than two fingers. I took a 1.25" stone through the window and off the visor once. Hard. I would have been hurt if I had the visor opened. I have taken other track debris - including metal through the window since then.

The visor serves a purpose.
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I wear sunglasses under the visor - and I keep the visor open no more than two fingers. I took a 1.25" stone through the window and off the visor once. Hard. I would have been hurt if I had the visor opened. I have taken other track debris - including metal through the window since then.

The visor serves a purpose.
Visor down, sunglasses on (prescription). I've had a very small rock hit me in the cheek before. Visor came down and stayed down after that.
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Visor up, I have prescription glasses, but getting contacts soon to keep the face shield down.
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I wear a dark shield.....depending on the helmet you have it takes less than a minute to change the shield..............Phil
Recently purchased HJC si-12. Looks like they have amber, dark smoke and chrome shields. Not sure which one would act like sunglasses. Suggestions ?

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Visor down, sunglasses on (prescription). I've had a very small rock hit me in the cheek before. Visor came down and stayed down after that.
Makes sense I am just a little worried about my sunglasses fogging up with the visor down
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Recently purchased HJC si-12. Looks like they have amber, dark smoke and chrome shields. Not sure which one would act like sunglasses. Suggestions ?
Dark smoke will be the way to go............Phil
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Recently purchased HJC si-12. Looks like they have amber, dark smoke and chrome shields. Not sure which one would act like sunglasses. Suggestions ?



Makes sense I am just a little worried about my sunglasses fogging up with the visor down

Make sure your helmet vents are open. Consider cracking the bottom of the visor a small amount. The best practice is no more than two fingers open - due to the airbag.
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Dark smoke, visor down = protected, good shaded peripheral vision.
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Consider where the airbag goes if it deploys.

Visor closed or no visor at all.
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What do you guys use to change the visor?
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Another shield down (dark smoke). Too much debris to try just sunglasses.
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Most just snap in and out with quick release clips.............Phil
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