I purchased the following Shoei Helmet on Jan 2nd this year. I came off my bike on the 4th of Jan this year and totalled it and the helmet. I low sided it in a sweeper and after doing an aikido type roll off the bike, I landed on my front taking the impact on my helmet and my knees and slid down the middle of the road for a while. My helmet took most of the impact. I was able to walk away.... (Well hobble.... wasn't wearing knee guards under my Draggins) Don't think I'd have much of a face if I'd not had a full face helmet on.