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01-20-2012 09:04 AM
chronicsmoke There are some pretty good deals online right now!

Maybe try some on at a local shop, then order one online to save some $$

I have the Bern Baker as posted earlier and I REALLY like it. Paid 85$ last year ON SALE! (they are on for 50$ on EVO right now)
01-20-2012 08:50 AM
LukeRyan Ohhh it's an adjustment tool. Yeah, they seem like they're pretty ideal for getting the right fit.
01-20-2012 08:48 AM
SimonB
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Originally Posted by LukeRyan View Post
I keep seeing "BOA" everywhere, but I dont know what it means...


Used for tightening boots or in this case a "band" in the helmet...
01-20-2012 08:43 AM
Tarzanman There are cheap helmets that will offer you some measure of protection. Most often the money you save will eliminate features like:
1. Comfort
2. Ear coverings/padding
3. Headphone pouches
4. Goggle shelves and clips
5. Lighter weight materials
6. Adjustable venting
7. No padding on the chin strap
8. Overall look/design

I wore an old skate helmet (Protec classic from my college days) for 2 seasons. Didn't want to drop $90+ on a 'snow' helmet, but I finally relented and got a Smith Variant (no brim).

I haven't had any major head impacts in it, but I do find it better suited for snowboarding than my old skate helmet.
01-20-2012 08:40 AM
LukeRyan
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Originally Posted by buddhafist24 View Post
I have the Smith Variant and like it a lot. It has a good number of vents and a BOA type adjustment in the back.
I keep seeing "BOA" everywhere, but I dont know what it means...
01-20-2012 08:01 AM
Danger Mouse I had a Smith Venue. I really liked it a lot. I think the more you pay the more features you get, like less weight, better venting systems, more adjust-ability and so on. When I hit my head I replaced my helmet with something else just to try out something new. I should have just bought another Smith Venue.
01-19-2012 01:46 PM
buddhafist24 I have the Smith Variant and like it a lot. It has a good number of vents and a BOA type adjustment in the back.
01-19-2012 11:54 AM
LukeRyan thanks for all of the suggestions guys! I've been reading a lot about the Smith Vantage. Looks like a pretty sick bucket. I'm gonna do more research and go to my local shop and try some buckets on to make sure I'm getting what I need/want.
01-19-2012 11:46 AM
mjd
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While it's true helmets don't stop concussions, the foam in them is actually made with that in mind - it compresses with impact and essentially spreads the impact out over a longer period of time = less damage.
true, to a negligible extent. maybe in low impact accidents. but i would not rely on any helmet to mitigate the level concussion you may or may not incur. it's mostly there to protect the outside your head.
01-19-2012 11:29 AM
JeffreyCH
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Look for one that has nice inner padding/fabric that'll keep your head warm and comfortable. The ones with a cinch adjuster in the back look awesome to get fit dialed in too. Check if it fits nicely with the goggles you already have or are getting.
The adjustment on the back is awesome, I tried some with out it and they didn't fit well. Also, with this winter being on the warmer side I'd look for ones with vents that open/close, nothing sucks more then having a sweaty head
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