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Watch: Kali recreates Rogatkin’s Rampage slam

Rogatkin's brutal crash lab tested

We all remember that hideous bail that Rogatkin took at Rampage in 2015 right? Well Kali Helmets have recreated it on a test rig so you can see the forces that Rogatkin shrugged off before sending the Canyon Gap.

The crash was recreated in the Armourgel Lab and, while it probably isn’t a perfect test, the reverberations through the helmet give you a pretty good idea of the kind of hit Rogatkin took.

Kali analysed screenshots of videos to set up the rig and ended up using a cantilevered mass (to replicate body mass) moving at 10m/s (about 22mph) on a 30° impact. Their results indicate the probability of mid traumatic brain injuries was reduced (MTBI) from  60% down to 10% thanks to their helmet – pretty impressive!

If you need a reminder of that classic Rampage moment, here’s the full video from Red Bull:


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