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New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by BamBam » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:27 pm

Really bothered by this new rule from the AMA banning anything mounted to the helmet, or modified in any way. Would ban all gopro cams, water drinking tube systems, lighting, and maybe communications headphones. Such a BS legal protection clause that doesn't really protection anyone at all. Still a dangerous sport and helmet cams gotta be at the absolute bottom of any real list of dangers. Still signing waivers at every race to give away any rights we even might have had....

After a total crap season with the pandemic, THIS is what they come up with as a genius new idea? Soooo pissed.
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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Laoch » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:49 am

Chest mount. Bar mount.


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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by BamBam » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:51 am

Yeah, until someone gets a boo-boo from a chest mount in a fall.... or a gopro flies off a bike mount and scratches some kid in the field.

The point is that the helmet mount is no more dangerous than the chest mount. Probably safer really... because it would be harder to smash a gopro through your helmet than to push it through a roost guard into your heart. My opposition is that this is not really making anyone safer, its just bullshit legal maneuvers, and the people who write these dopey laws apparently don't ride or race. They force us to sign waivers, none of this means anything!

AS dangerous as this sport is.... broken bones, necks, knees, back injuries galore. THIS is the genius that comes from our paid membership/leadership???

After a year of racing lost to covid, did we get a refund? A heartfelt apology? Nope. THIS is what they come up with. Take away the fun video footage the way we use it most. I honestly like the videos more than racing. This is probably the end of AMA racing for me then.

We should fight back. Draw a line in the sand. Stop the endless legal C.Y.A. legal crap which will eventually end the sport if we let them.
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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Bucho » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:04 am

Is it actually for safety? Or do they just not want helmet cam footage?
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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Laoch » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:54 am

Don’t do ama events.


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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:00 am

Bucho wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:04 am
Is it actually for safety? Or do they just not want helmet cam footage?
That was my second thought.


My first thought was people who mount the GoPro on the top of the helmet so it sticks up 4-6". THAT is unsafe when it catches a branch and whips your head back while you're riding at speed. I guess side mounted could be as unsafe in certain situations. Instead of spelling out how to safely mount a camera to your helmet, they're probably just making a blanket ban to avoid the problem all together.
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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Twist » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:02 am

So, I guess the first question that comes to mind: has anyone ever been hurt by any camera or communications device they mounted to their helmet? Did they have some data or was this just a matter of somebody with more rule making power and time on their hands than common sense? Or is it not related to injury risk and it's something else - like video evidence of your ride?

I'll go a different way on this and say that more people have had a bad day because they started out thinking "this is all going to be great video!" Pick your action sport: skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, motorcycles at the road course, dirt track, etc I bet a lot of orthopedic doctors have sent their kids to college from fixing people up that were wearing a GoPro.

I've been to several California Superbike Schools camps and every time I've ever pulled up to the starter wearing a GoPro, I got an extra ration of warnings and an alert went out to the corner workers to watch out for GoPro Valentino on bike #23. Apparently more of their bikes get wadded up while the student was wearing a camera than not.
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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Boom Boom » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:19 am

Just less footage being posted for the greenies to use against off road events.
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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Laoch » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:51 pm

Ktm husky teams banned helmet cams after an accident where injury was exacerbated by camera.


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Re: New AMA rule against helmet cams

Post by Bucho » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:12 pm

Boom Boom wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:19 am
Just less footage being posted for the greenies to use against off road events.
This was my thought
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