Disco ball helmet is either the greatest idea ever or the worst folly in the history of cycling

On one hand, this easily is the raddest helmet ever, constantly demonstrating how fabulous you are as you zip through intersections bedazzling  pedestrians and motorists alike while belting out ABBA tunes, leaving freshly seared retinas in your wake.  On the other hand, actually getting into an accident while wearing this thing might turn a normally harmless collision into a horrifyingly disfiguring one  for your face:

No haphazardly glued plastic mirror pieces here, this is the real deal (this disco ball helmet uses real glass).

Legitimate concern aside,  I say GIMME GIMME GIMME!  Should you happen to agree, you can find step-by-step DIY instructions for how to make your own here!

[Link via Laughing Squid]

11 Responses to “Disco ball helmet is either the greatest idea ever or the worst folly in the history of cycling”

  1. siesta says:

    Very creative, and looks awesome. Personally though, I want whatever will protect my noggin the best. If that makes me a lame-oid, well, I was one anyway.

  2. Emily says:

    A+ for the Darwin Award tag.

  3. Sheabones says:

    I can’t think of a better way to get beat up!

  4. Jamin Time says:

    I don’t see any significant change in safety with this helmet…and it looks sweet!

    The glass pieces are quite light. So they wouldn’t hurt you just falling onto your face. The only added danger would be if your face slid across a surface covered with pieces of glass. But really any road will do about the same.

    The glass may actually help as it is one more layer of material that absorbs energy (in this case energy to fracture) that will not be transferred to your head.

  5. waffle says:

    what about how distracting it will be for anyone driving/cycling/walking near someone wearing this when it is radiating spots of dazzling spot-blinding white light into their unsuspecting eyes?

    but it sure is purty.

  6. Golivia says:

    Hmm, doesn’t anyone think that this could be potentially hazardous by the obvious fact that it could ‘blind’ drivers/other bicyclists and cause more accidents than protect from? Quite distracting and severe light is reflected from those little mirror pieces..

  7. Golivia says:

    hrmph, must have been typing the as the person above was posting basically the same concern…ah well

  8. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    I wonder if this post will bring out that crazy guy that thinks that wearing a helmet is more dangerous than not wearing one! He’s hilarious!

    • triple0 says:

      Not sure if you mean me, but since Traumatic Brain Injury isn’t the top cause of injuries in bike crashes, and 98% of your body isn’t covered by a helmet, I don’t see why helmets are such a fetish of so many people.

      I wouldn’t tell you not to wear a helmet if you want to, but just remember, it isn’t a magic forcefield or some kind of talisman that magically makes you safe.

      And if you want to argue degrees of safety/prevention, then why don’t you wear a helmet when you shower, ride MUNI, or walk up a flight of stairs?

  9. Lindsey says:

    this + a pizza might be the most effective way to seduce a Sarkarati

  10. GG says:

    Are the mirrors as effective as tinfoil in preventing the government from controlling your brainwaves via Sutro Tower?