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02-18-2014 10:02 AM
Nerozor But is the fit different?
You tryed same model with MIPS vs normal?
02-18-2014 09:13 AM
Kevin137
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Originally Posted by Nerozor View Post
Yeah, Sweet seem to have a sloppy quality control.
I dident get proper fit pads with my helmet either, but got it fixed, and my Sweet snowboard jacket also have some flaws lol.

Does the helmet with MIPS fit differently?
It wasn't sloppy, it is that that don't work with mips, as MIPS fits your skull while the helmet floats on the MIPS...

It was me being sarcastic... Haha
02-18-2014 09:01 AM
Nerozor Yeah, Sweet seem to have a sloppy quality control.
I dident get proper fit pads with my helmet either, but got it fixed, and my Sweet snowboard jacket also have some flaws lol.

Does the helmet with MIPS fit differently?
02-18-2014 02:04 AM
Kevin137
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Originally Posted by Nerozor View Post
Sweet Protection got pretty good fit, they are more oval shaped (which my head is), and they also provide fit pads to really dail in the fitment.
If you fit Shoei VFX-W helmets, u should fit the sweet protection helmets pretty good, they also have accurate measurements on their website.
I have a Sweet, it didn't come with the pads... But the MIPS system is fantastic and fits even better...!!!

Would seriously recommend any helmet with MIPS...!!!
02-17-2014 08:29 PM
DrGwiz Definitely agree with some of the comments above. After one hard fall on a helmet, it should be replaced (multi-impact or not, if it's a really hard fall, replace it). They should also be replaced after 4 years at the longest, as the foam deteriorates as well.
02-17-2014 02:48 PM
Nerozor Sweet Protection got pretty good fit, they are more oval shaped (which my head is), and they also provide fit pads to really dail in the fitment.
If you fit Shoei VFX-W helmets, u should fit the sweet protection helmets pretty good, they also have accurate measurements on their website.
02-17-2014 01:28 PM
speedjason the shape of my head really makes me hard to find a helmet that fit. I ride motorcycle and I had hard time finding one that fit properly. snowboard helmets are even rarer to try on where I live. and I hate ordering online and return them later.
02-17-2014 01:00 PM
cbrenthus
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Originally Posted by sclogger View Post
A lot of truth in this, the only time I've ever needed a helmet was the result of someone else's mistake and poor judgement. I know I ride safe, its everyone else I'm worried about.
Yup, I've been saying to myself I might get one because everyone else is wearing one. Which makes everyone else less fearful than they would be if they didn't wear helmets, and, as mentioned earlier in the thread, the possibility of helmet to helmet contact is a big factor in me considering a helmet.


Back in the 90s when no one, not even park riders, wore helmets, the people that scared me the most were the 4-8 year olds with helemts. They'd just high speed pizza down the mountain all day, not turning or anything. It was like dodging a bullet to stay out of their way!
02-17-2014 12:02 PM
sclogger
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It is personal choice, but fit is the primary point you need to think about along with comfort...

Mine has vents, adjustable fitment on the rear of the helmet to hold in place, MIPS and Audio, it's also made of carbon so it is light, but most importantly...

It must do what it is supposed to do, and that means protect you, so look at the facts as well...

Most helmets are recreational helmets and are only designed to protect you upto 27kmh, so you may need something more...

It always amazes me how some people in competition use helmets battered to hell and back, and then wonder why they do not protect them... They are much like helmets you wear on motorcycles, but not so important, the more you fall, the more you need to replace, i generally replace every 2 years to be on the safe side...

My thinking is that the helmet is not to protect me when falling, but the idiot that hits me after i fell, as that is when the most damage would be caused on the slopes 99% of people use... A metal edge of a ski or snowboard is far more lethal than a fall that most of us would ever have... But the flip side to that is i am protected if i fall as a result of thinking about after i have fallen... If that makes sense... Haha
A lot of truth in this, the only time I've ever needed a helmet was the result of someone else's mistake and poor judgement. I know I ride safe, its everyone else I'm worried about.
02-17-2014 11:43 AM
Kevin137 It is personal choice, but fit is the primary point you need to think about along with comfort...

Mine has vents, adjustable fitment on the rear of the helmet to hold in place, MIPS and Audio, it's also made of carbon so it is light, but most importantly...

It must do what it is supposed to do, and that means protect you, so look at the facts as well...

Most helmets are recreational helmets and are only designed to protect you upto 27kmh, so you may need something more...

It always amazes me how some people in competition use helmets battered to hell and back, and then wonder why they do not protect them... They are much like helmets you wear on motorcycles, but not so important, the more you fall, the more you need to replace, i generally replace every 2 years to be on the safe side...

My thinking is that the helmet is not to protect me when falling, but the idiot that hits me after i fell, as that is when the most damage would be caused on the slopes 99% of people use... A metal edge of a ski or snowboard is far more lethal than a fall that most of us would ever have... But the flip side to that is i am protected if i fall as a result of thinking about after i have fallen... If that makes sense... Haha
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