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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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Helmet suggestions

I know there have been many threads on helmets and ive read through all of them but i couldnt find what i was looking for, so I would like if anyone and everyone could just either post a picture or say a name of a helmet that they think is nice and comfy and looks decent (and dont start saying "it doesnt matter what it looks like" because we all know you dont want to be wearing something that you hate) anyways thanks for the help! and what do you think of bern/smith helmets? any preferences?
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RED mutiny. Comfortable, not too big, warm/removeable ear pads with or w/o headphones inside. Lip on the front of the helmet helps keep snow from sitting on top of your goggles too and melting down. Best advice would be to try a bunch on and find what fits best.
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There isn't a whole lot of difference between snowboard helmets. They all have compressed styrofoam innards that act as the shock-absorbing material.... so really all you're paying for is the differences in the plastic shell (shape, finish) and any extra options (headphones, etc).

Having said that, snow helmets are a $#@#$ rip-off.

Motorcycle helmets have:
- More compressed styrofoam
- Larger shells (often made out of kevlar or fiberglass)
- More plush padding and cushioning
- Better painted designs
- Plastic visors (some of them are anti-fog)
...and they have to pass DOT testing in order to be sold as motorcycle helmets in most states.

Cheap motorcycle helmets can be found for $100. Compare that to snowboard/ski helmets which have far fewer features/material that sell for ~$80.

My advice would be to find a $40-or-less snowboard helmet, or just use a skateboard helmet. Spending more than that doesn't make sense to me.
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wtf motorcycle helmet lol

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Here's some companies.

Giro / Snowboard

Men's Helmets & Protection | R.E.D. Protection

bern - head protection

'12 Lib Tech T.rice / '12 Burton Cartels
'10 CustomX / '10 Co2 EST
Salomon F22
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But feel free to make your way to a local skate shop and try some on. Only you know what fits best

'12 Lib Tech T.rice / '12 Burton Cartels
'10 CustomX / '10 Co2 EST
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i have a giro fuse, looks fine for that style, really super comfortable, has adjustable heat vents and some removable plugs.
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get a sandbox brain bucket.. if ur concerned about saftey they make legit ones now with styrofoam and more padding
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I just picked up a Giro G9 audio off of Gear Trade for $45 shipped to my house. The bluetooth connection doesn't work, but the speakers still work with a wire. Good enough for me at 1/3 of retail!

The only thing I don't like about the G9 is that if sits low on the forehead which limits your goggle options. I have a pair of polarized Smiths that I love, but they don't work that well with the G9. Oh well, for the price I got the helmet for and the love I have for those goggles, they're going to have to work together!
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