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Old 04-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think I see seriouscat in his new dome, in the upper right? lol
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They actually look more like The Stig from Top Gear:
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Yes, I bought it thinking that the chin piece would provide better protection against howling wind and sleet than a neoprene face mask. After using the RUROC I think it's mostly just a style thing. Again, I'll try it once more next season, but I'm not particularly hopeful.
If it doesn't seal out the elements then there is not much value there.

Crash protection would be the next question. The older I get the more paranoid I get. I have 4 kids snowboarding so I have a lot to be paranoid about. Do you think the chin guard would withstand an impact with a rail or tree?.

The better design would be a goggle and chin guard that pivoted up when necessary. If it worked like this motorcycle helmet that would be a big improvement. The goggle fog issue would not be solved though:
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Sorry that's a grunt. You have to look for a commander's helmet.
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Yes, the other reason I bought the Ruroc was impact protection (I'm just getting going on rails and I currently still have all my teeth!).

Yes, I think the chin guard would provide protection, so there is that consideration.

As for sealing out the elements, I did say that I was not successful getting the chin guard to click in properly (it seems), so I'm still going to try it. But there is still that issue of removing it for whatever reason and then reconnecting it.

Yes, the moto helmet in your picture would be ideal. The OSBE helmet works that way, but without the chin guard.
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Sorry that's a grunt. You have to look for a commander's helmet.
Haha, touche' my friend. Touche'.
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If it doesn't seal out the elements then there is not much value there.

Crash protection would be the next question. The older I get the more paranoid I get. I have 4 kids snowboarding so I have a lot to be paranoid about. Do you think the chin guard would withstand an impact with a rail or tree?.

The better design would be a goggle and chin guard that pivoted up when necessary. If it worked like this motorcycle helmet that would be a big improvement. The goggle fog issue would not be solved though:
The mouth piece is ok for small branch impacts/scrapes, I would not count on it in a serious collision like a proper ski racing guard.
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As for sealing out the elements, I did say that I was not successful getting the chin guard to click in properly (it seems), so I'm still going to try it. But there is still that issue of removing it for whatever reason and then reconnecting it.
One of the clips always locks in first. Try to push the other black clip on the tip towards your face instead of pushing the whole mask in.
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One of the clips always locks in first. Try to push the other black clip on the tip towards your face instead of pushing the whole mask in.
Thanks.
I"ll give that a try!
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