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: