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Old 12-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Shit, Another Helmet thread.

I wear one because I like how it holds my goggles in place and it makes me feel cozy. I don't always wear one though, so I'm sure I'll die a horrible death like the helmet police are predicting. The new Helmets are actually stylish and comfortable, for me anyway. If it's a nice blue bird day out I gotta ditch it for the Raybans and Beanie.

I gotta look into getting one with the speakers built in, and some new goggles! any suggestions ?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #92 (permalink)
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and on a really shallow note, aside from the over heating part I hate wearing it in the spring with just a long sleeved t shirt. I feel like I look top heavy and will topple over so I avoid wearing it in favor of a streamlined beanie. With a big puffy jacket on, the helmet looks more balanced and it bothers me less. I should really get over it. I know.
Haha.

Sadly, I think like this too! It makes me feel pretty damn goofy
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #93 (permalink)
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so for those of you with the bern watts, how do you keep from over heating?


I will wear it when it's cold, I prefer to wear it then. But anything over 40 degrees or so I overheat and can't wear it. I sweat so badly in it. If I take the lining out the helmet is so big that it's pretty much useless.....It's pretty snug with the lining snapped in.


and on a really shallow note, aside from the over heating part I hate wearing it in the spring with just a long sleeved t shirt. I feel like I look top heavy and will topple over so I avoid wearing it in favor of a streamlined beanie. With a big puffy jacket on, the helmet looks more balanced and it bothers me less. I should really get over it. I know.
I'm assuming that you have the vent cover removed. Honestly the Watts is the best ventilated of the 3 or 4 i've used lately. The earpads ARE HOT AS FUCK THO, I totally agree. I got a Ride helmet this summer that is cooler but I don't like it as much.

Been considering wearing a thin merino buff on my head to help evacuate sweat.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #94 (permalink)
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This just popped up on my FB....Moving Forward - Trailer - YouTube
I watched this earlier today...
and now I just got home from buying a helmet xD
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #95 (permalink)
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After a good few knocks WITH a helmet on that resulted in minor concussions. I haven't ridden a day without one since. I find that it gives me a lot more confidence to try new tricks on bigger features without much doubt in my mind. I wear a giro helmet that's the same style wise as I believe the Bern Watts with the visor. It has a ratchet system in the back similar to Boa/a hardhat that fits pretty nice.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:57 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I'm assuming that you have the vent cover removed. Honestly the Watts is the best ventilated of the 3 or 4 i've used lately. The earpads ARE HOT AS FUCK THO, I totally agree. I got a Ride helmet this summer that is cooler but I don't like it as much.

Been considering wearing a thin merino buff on my head to help evacuate sweat.

I'm putting a pink unicorn on my next board gonna name it Mixie, fyi.

Vent cover? No idea if it's open or not, I've not really looked at it that closely in the handful of times Ive actually worn it.

but yeah, the ear pads my gawd they're redonkulously warm. Can't take it!

I don't like caps, so name it mixie, bitch.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Read a SB Forum post a couple of years ago that basically said, if you're going to buy a helmet, buy one you really like, 'cause if you don't like it, you won't wear it. I ended up with a K2 Crossfire? w/adjustable vents, speakers, ratchet adjustnment. More $$ than I wanted to spend, but now I won't ride without it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Last year I discovered a pretty significant "stabbing" or "poking" type of impact on the top front of my helmet. Kinda looks like it was hit by a bullet.
Did you replace the helmet? The protection in that area is now compromised. This is from a man who's used 4 mountain bike helmets in 8 years.

Helmets are good for one serious impact.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #99 (permalink)
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This is from a man who's used 4 mountain bike helmets in 8 years.
that's pretty good!!! back when I was racing road bikes I went thru at least one helmet per year It never failed to happen right after spending $$$ on a super lite weight well vented helmet. I crashed a frickin giro atmos a week after buying it. Man I was pissed.

Some cheapie 50 dollar ugly looking bucket? Id never crash.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #100 (permalink)
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I rode with a helmet for the first time on Saturday. I picked up a RED Theory helmet and I loved it. Kept me nice and warm and I felt more confident when pushing my limits a bit. I was very concerned about warmth, as my ears tend to get very cold, but I was nice and toasty all day. It was also surprisingly comfy. Barely noticed wearing it at all.
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