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The AMA Supercross/Motocross Concussion Program

In earlier posts, we’ve talked with Dr. Paul Reiman about what concussions are and what riders should do if they suspect they’ve suffered a concussion. Because Dr. Reiman is an orthopedic surgeon and sport medicine physician with the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, which looks after riders in the AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross series, [...]
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Rider Rap: Pro Downhill Racer Kevin Aiello

With the 2018 Sea Otter Classic just around the corner and mountain bikes on our mind, we decided to sit down with 6D Helmets sponsored athlete Kevin Aiello to talk bikes, racing, and the things that makes him tick. Aiello isn’t what you’d call a conventional racer. A native of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Aiello [...]
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Using Stem Cells to Treat TBI?

We’re always interested in learning more about new research in the area of brain health, so when we heard about a study that involved UCLA-UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic—two universities not far from our Southern California headquarters—we reached out to personnel with SanBio’s Study of Modified Stem Cells (SB623) in Patients With Chronic Motor Deficit [...]
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Testimonial Tuesday: Professional Road Racer Kenny Riedmann

Motorcycle racing is full of peaks and valleys­­—in a single race weekend you can experience some of the highest highs and the lowest lows. At the final round of the 2017 MotoAmerica championship, hosted at Barber Motorsports Park, three-time Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) Pro Sport Bike Champion Kenny Riedmann was reminded of that. Recently, Kenny [...]
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Testimonial Tuesday: Landen Kawczak

While no one likes crashing, we love hearing back from customers who have had the opportunity to put 6D helmets to the test. That was the case for young Landen Kawczak, whose mother Jessica was kind enough to share their experience. Rider: Landen Kawczak (age 13) Helmet: 6D ATR-1Y Crash Date: January 27, 2018 Crash [...]
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6D’s Rebuild Program

While our primary objective when designing helmets is always energy management, we’re also proud to offer what we believe to be the powersports industry’s only helmet-rebuild program. Helmets are consumable items, and while this has always been the case due to their single-impact construction materials, in the past they have rarely been properly retired because [...]
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Concussion Summit

One way that medical professionals share knowledge with one another is through periodic industry summits, and one such concussion-specific conference was held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona. Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician Paul Reiman, from the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, attended the fifth annual Concussion Across the Spectrum of Injury conference, which was hosted by New York [...]
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Taking Steps

For reasons that will become clear following an announcement next week, I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing lately about 6D’s debut in the helmet marketplace over five years ago. At that point, we had already spent two years developing our helmet technology, making prototypes, and going to the lab, and I don't think a [...]
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When Football and Action Sports Intersect

It’s Super Bowl week, and most people are getting ready to root for the Patriots or Eagles on Sunday, but although I’m a New England native, I’m more excited about the fact that 6D is already an NFL champion this season, through our winning of the Grand Prize in the NFL Head Health Challenge. The [...]
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What to Do if I Suspect a Concussion?

In a recent story, we provided a definition for concussions, or mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI). But what should motorcycle or bicycle riders do if they suspect they’ve incurred a concussion? To get an answer this question, we turned once again to Dr. Paul Reiman, Staff Physician, Concussion Program Medical Director for the Alpinestars Mobile [...]
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