Dennis Charlett is stamping his authority on the New Zealand Superbike championship. The 45 year-old father of five and grandfather of three (no, those aren’t typos) won the first three races of the season during the series opener in Christchurch, placing him firmly at the top of the points standings heading into round two at Levels […]
Mid-Corner Helmet Dragging – Video
Elbow dragging is so passé. These days, to be really cool, you need to drag your helmet.
Now, most of us only want our helmets to touch the pavement when we’re also dragging large portions of our bodies. All too often the scraping sound of the outer shell is followed by sky, ground, sky, ground, sky, ground, sky. This rider, whose leathers look like there is a regiment of angry ants attacking his back, not only chooses to tap his lid to the tarmac mid-corner, but he also manages to do it without incident.
We’ll place this video in the category of don’t try this if you want to remain attached to all your appendages. While this clip is two years old, it’s new to us, and we got pretty stoked to see a rider head banging at Chuckwalla Raceway. Talk about testicular fortitude!
We chose this version of the video because it includes slow motion, but you can find the rider’s original video here.