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Old 12-15-2009, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to snag a new helmet, and I'm spending a lot of time in the trees this year so holding off isn't really an option. I've checked out a RED Skycap and a Hifi. They look about the same, cost the same, but if any of you guys have worn either, let me know what you think. Even, if you haven't, you can check them out down there vvv. Also found a Giro Encore 2 for like $45 but it looks like it'd make me look like a poindexter, not that it really matters.
If I'm going to have to wear a helmet I want to make sure it's going to fit like it's not even there.
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The most comfortable helmet I have ever tried on and currently have is the Giro Omen, but that is pretty pricey and doesn't look that great. The other helmet I would recommend is the Giro g10 you should be able to find last years model for pretty cheap.

I haven't tried either of the helmets you posted but they all look cool.
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those are uggo..
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You have to get your ass to a store and try on the helmets you're interested in. With the hard foam required to make a helmet certified it makes getting the right fit more important. I tried on alot of helmets and none were as comfortable as my triple8 skate helmet. This Triple Eight Brainsaver Helmet that helemt isn't certified though. The closest I found for myself was the Smith Hustle so that is what I bought.
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I just got a Smith Maze, and it's incredibly light and comfortable. Definitely try on a helmet before buying it.
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Unless you want to pay $70+ for a fashion statement helmet, just get a skateboard helmet for $30 and be done with it. Helmet prices are ridiculous.
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I got one last year. Probably on brociety or one of those sites. It was around $50 and has speakers in the ear pieces. It has been nice so far. I think it is a Red HiFi or something like that.
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You have to get your ass to a store and try on the helmets you're interested in. With the hard foam required to make a helmet certified it makes getting the right fit more important. I tried on alot of helmets and none were as comfortable as my triple8 skate helmet. This Triple Eight Brainsaver Helmet that helemt isn't certified though. The closest I found for myself was the Smith Hustle so that is what I bought.
I agree, you should go to a store and try it on first, imo. and if you do, i suggest taking your goggles to make sure it fits nicely aswell; nobody like a gaping space between the top of your eyebrows and forhead... (well atleast i dont )
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Unless you want to pay $70+ for a fashion statement helmet, just get a skateboard helmet for $30 and be done with it. Helmet prices are ridiculous.
Exactly, all of the streamlined ski-style helmets are up there in price. I'll be good as long as it fits and doesn't interfere with my gogs.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i believe they are that price because i would assume some ski/board helmets have better protection (since your travelling a whole lot faster than skateboards) and it offers warmth for winter...
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