> I guess my strong feelings in these matters come from the fact that early on
> in my career I bought two complete sets of six point belt restraints. I
> thought I should have a spare on the shelf. Well...while still brand
> new, the
> second set was no longer legal by the time I got around to needing it.
Not that it's strictly comparable, but I vividly remember picking up a set of
nice woven 5000 lb tie down straps and being able to pull them apart with my
hands. Since I'm not superman, I conclude that straps do degrade over time even
when not in use.
Perhaps the same thing applies to helmets ?
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