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Really? I see alot of guys with a beanie under it... And it just looks cooler, well atleast with the goggle strap under it.
He's right on.. Tons of people do it though, I don't know how ppl can wear stuff under them anyway, they're hot as shit.
Just get a thin balaclava.
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You should not wear a beanie under it...a loose helmet is worst than no helmet for neck injuries AFAIK. I do use a thin under helmet...but then my head is shaved
i would say youre right but in my particular case, there is literally no movement at all with my helmet on and my beanie..in fact, the velcro on the inside of the helmet from where the earpads were tends to stick to the beanie and hold it in place even better. i realize that riding with a loose helmet makes no sense at all, so i make sure that the fit is correct.

edit: im also a sunglass freak and much prefer being able to take my helmet off without removing my goggles.
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He's right on.. Tons of people do it though, I don't know how ppl can wear stuff under them anyway, they're hot as shit.
Just get a thin balaclava.
i wear an underarmour hood/face masks and a beanie over it...with the Bern Baker it really doesnt get that warm in there, especially with the winter padding removed. Plus sweating always makes me feel like i worked out harder than i probably did lol


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You might be right too...I was reading online. Remove the padding and it should fit fine.

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Doesn't work for everyone probably but I find that it fits really really well


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Last weekend, poaching for stashes of pow with my son, cruising trough woods at low speed, I dodge a branch, just to get the next broken pointy stump right on my forehead. almost knocked me off the board. It was pointing at me and was a pretty sharp one too. without helmet I would have needed stitches for sure. But then I use protective gloves and padded shorts too..
Yesterday at Baker, I fell in a gnarly patch of deep stuff. As I was getting up, NWBoarder came in, fell over backwards, and smacked me right on the forehead with the bottom of his board. I actually saw the big ol' NS insigna coming straight at me.

Pretty glad I had a helmet on.


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Anyway, today was a total tree day for me and I like my bump cap for all those low branches. It's nice not having to even care about getting nicked by them!
I still maintain my opinion that helmets offer non-negligible but marginal protection against impact. However, this is a good point. Helmets are a must for working tight trees IMO.
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Must say im glad i was wearing mine this week when i took a spill, the warmer weather had exposed lots of rocks in the trees along side the runs, but it had just snowed a couple inches so the rocks could not be seen.

Long story short, i went thru some trees tapped a few rocks, stoped me dead, did a tuck and roll only to hit my right arm/head/back off tons of big rocks. Hit my head so hard it sent my go pro flying into the trees.


Also i wear my goggle strap, coldgear blacava and coldgear "beanie" under my helmet, fits perfect with the ear pad piece removed. Feels better this way for me.
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Well, y'all talked me into it. That and the gps telling me I'm hitting 45-50 mph. Giro Chapter. First helmet, fits good, doesn't feel too heavy and my goggles fit well with it on.
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Well, y'all talked me into it. That and the gps telling me I'm hitting 45-50 mph. Giro Chapter. First helmet, fits good, doesn't feel too heavy and my goggles fit well with it on.
i hit 42 on my Evo the other day and realized how badly I needed my edges sharpened lol. almost pooped myself.


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i hit 42 on my Evo the other day and realized how badly I needed my edges sharpened lol. almost pooped myself.
Ha. No helmet on the market today will solve THAT particular safety problem!
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