About 22 years ago I had been riding all day. I did not wear helmet all day. Well I was cutting across a stretch of road to get to my Grandmother's house. I knew that I was going to ride across my Aunt's farm and I did not want to get caught by her or Grandma so I had put my Brain bucket on. I took a corner too fast, dumped the bike at 45 mphish. Some how I got flipped over, as my face slammed several times into the hardball my fore arms were shredded. I had been wearing a carhart vest which protected my torso. I had to finish riding home, but I was able to because my face and head were not turned into mush. It may not be as comfy as a half helmet, but I will ALWAYS use a full face helmet. Ride safe.