There are different views on how much or little flex a helmet shell could give. Regarding the design philosophy of the new Polyacrylate helmet, Aaron told us, “We found for motocross it’s better to be a little bit softer, because it’s not like a street helmet where you have the potential of hitting at high speeds; and in some cases the ground is a little forgiving, given that its dirt. So our general philosophy is that a little bit softer works a little bit better. And plastic, or polycarbonates or ABS, they tend to flex a little more than composites, so it’s a little more forgiving, and also allows us to use a little bit softer, or less dense, EPS. So just kind of generally softer overall, which manage energy, especially those low impacts, but still gets us well under the standards for DOT and ECE.