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Old 06-20-2009, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy a helmet this year since i'm starting to get air that should req a helmet heh. whats a good helmet that has a matt black finish that looks cool. I'v seen alot of gay looking ones I want a totaly normal looking helmet! I want to order one that looks normal/nice and i'm sure you guys know what I mean, thanks! Do you normally wear a hat under a helmet or does that act as a hat?
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I love my Smith Holt helmet, comfortable, matte black, solid. Reasonably priced as well.
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah Im after a burton R.E.D trace but no one wants to sell me one
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have been looking into the capix helmet. it's actually a wake helmet, but pat milbery wears it and it looks a lot like a baseball cap. Anybody here wear these?
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I have a RED Hi-Fi which also comes in Matte black(the CMKY design one is glossy i think)

Works great, and i like the Audex Headphone addons i got they work great and are comfy.

One thing though, i would see if you can try helmets on at a local shop..places like Sports Authority usually have that type of stuff out year 'round.

I found that the Trace just didnt feel right on my head, neither did any of the smith helmets, they all had wierd quirks, wether it was where the helmet contacted the top and sides of my head that bothered me, the straps, or the ear pads i tried on a good 7-8 different models from RED and Smith and a few others and eventually ended up with the Hi-Fi.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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smith holt is the way to go.. take out the inner lining and wear a hat under neath and gogs inside the straps!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Capix baseball style helmets seem like a bad idea to me..... Imagine if you fall facefirst going down a slope, that'll catch, and pull your head straight into your chest
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more like the helmet will just slide off your head like any other hat
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You don't have to wear a hat or a beanie under your helmet. Might get too hot, the helmet should be warm enough!
I wear a bern helmet, It's nice, not only has it saved my melon a few times, but it also has built in speakers that I looove.
Just make sure you try on the helmet before you buy it. It shouldn't be able to wiggle around, make sure it's nice and snug on your head.
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A good helmet = a helmet that fits your head correctly!

Any helmet that doesn't fit your head is a bad helmet for you.
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