For La Chasse's edification.
By the way, if you missed it, I was asked to serve on EMSA's board. Thus, much of what is being discussed is being considered as Janet noted and not just because of me. Janet hit on a lot of the same ideas you all have been noting during our post seminar discussions.
P2 does not have money to test. Almost nobody does. That is why Charles Owen takes helmets back with an incident report. It is the easiest way to get data and do quality control. HELMET makers DO HAVE MONEY given the incentives and the fact they make more than just riding helmets, e.g. football, lacross, hockey, cycling,..... DEATH is the big driver for standards, not injury. Remember, the STANDARDS are ALSO INSUFFICIENT. Regardless of actual testing, the standards are so minimal that there is NO reason to do more testing.
This is where EMSA, working with USEF, USEA, and industry can be an effective bridge between groups among all disciplines. What I learned this weekend, testing and safety will have to be through entities such as EMSA with the intent of objective investigation.
La Chasse, I hate to say but safety companies such as P2 etc. have little use for your skills given there is no reason. There is no standard to match. EMSA, HOWEVER... (hint).