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Cpapp 01-26-2014 01:51 PM

Helmet/goggle advice
So now my dad wants me to get a helmet, because I want to get into park. I'm trying to find a low profile helmet, and some Oakley goggles. (I can get a discount on Oakley goggles) but I haven't been able to find a relatively cheap, lower profile helmet. Any help?

brownSnow 01-26-2014 02:25 PM

goggle wise i'd redo oakley airbrakes, i've got a pair and i love them.

Oakley Airbrake Snow | Official Oakley Store | Canada

helmet and cheap shouldn't be in the same sentence, spend some money and protect you're bean from this --->:dizzy:

bern / pro-tec / sandbox , etc., all have some great choices of low profile lids. good luck, go tell you're dad you need an allowance increase :D

Cpapp 01-26-2014 02:53 PM

I wish I had an allowance, but they did pay for the last lift ticket:)
Anyways I'll look into the airbrake's but I've read that the smith maze helmet is lightweight and a low profile, is it a good choice?

The airbrake's seem nice, but are a little expensive. (Even with the discount) What about the oakley ambush and twisted?

brownSnow 01-26-2014 03:06 PM

google Consumer reports on helmets, i'm sure if you research you'll see how the smith helmet stacks up against others price/safety wise

freshy 01-26-2014 03:45 PM

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The Bern hardhat construction is my favorite. Besides being lopro they can withstand multiple impacts, and they have some give to them so they just fit way better than the eps foam style super rigid helmets.

Donutz 01-26-2014 04:08 PM

In any case, this is a good example of "pick your battles". Show yourself as being reasonable in this case and you can use it to your advantage when something more contentious comes up.

Cpapp 01-26-2014 07:16 PM

I would prefer to have a helmet that doesn't have the brim in the front though.
Yeah earlier today we went looking for some helmets, but being Sunday, only Dick's sporting goods was open. Found out I would probably need a large, I've got a pretty big head. There's a place called zumiez really close to me, supposed to have a larger selection than dick's so Ill try to get there soon.
Prefer not to order online because depending on the weather (rain), I may hit the slopes Saturday.

freshy 01-26-2014 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Cpapp (Post 1473369)
I would prefer to have a helmet that doesn't have the brim in the front though.

The Macon does not have a brim. Looks like a skateboard helmet.

john doe 01-27-2014 04:22 AM

Pick what ever helmet at the store that fits the shape of your head best. The better a helmet fits the lighter it will feel on your head.

FrootStick 01-27-2014 01:50 PM

Hey mate.

I have the Smith Maze and the Oakley Airbrake combo. They fit really well together.

The helmet is really light! And a great fit.

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