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Old 04-23-2009, 03:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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XPS: eXtruded PolyStyrene (styrofoam)
EPS: Expanded PolyStyrene
EPP: Expanded PolyPropylene

Most helmets use EPS (cheap) foam. There are some that use EPP. Bern uses proprietary Brock foam (a type of EPP - they also have EPS models). Another foam type is Zorbium, but it is very rare (there is a hockey helmet with Zorbium - but Zorbium is warm and heavy).

EPS is ONE impact. If the foam is crushed, it's useless.
EPP and Brock and Zorbium are MULTIPLE impact. As long as the outer shell is intact, you should be good to go.

(most hockey and football helmets use vinyl nitrate padding)
the higher end hockey helmets use EPP now.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, most helmets aren't high end.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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This is the helmet that I got from the rentals dept. Ended up buying it for $20 after I took a really bad spill and cracked my head against the ground so hard I thought I broke the helmet. But not a scratch on it and the foam inside is fine too.



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Old 04-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i think its a little crazy to go buy a new helmet evertime you fall that would cost a lot of money and i basically only wear a helmet so that some retard that doesnt know how to snowboard doesnt ram full speed into my head and cut my face all apart
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:45 PM   #25 (permalink)
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i think its a little crazy to go buy a new helmet evertime you fall that would cost a lot of money and i basically only wear a helmet so that some retard that doesnt know how to snowboard doesnt ram full speed into my head and cut my face all apart
yeah, you sound like an idiot...
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:30 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, most helmets aren't high end.
mine is
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