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Old 01-28-2010, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, looking to purchase a helmet. Does anyone have any good suggestions for one? I don't really care if it's specifically for females, I just want to know if anyone has a certain brand they prefer. Also, I hate to admit it but I have a big ass noggin so I need protection when hittin the boxes and rails without looking like marvin the martian. Would a helmet with a "bill" look best?
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like Giro 10s. I use them. My wife uses them. They come in XL size for my giant head. They're very well ventilated, with sliding closure of the vents - nothing to lose.

I don't like visors but that's about taste.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I got the bern baker..sick helmet, greattt audio better than smith holt
Bern Baker Hard Hat Audio Helmet w/Knit Liner from Dogfunk.com

smith holt is great helmet as well, audio got lil choppy afta awhile but bought new audio cable was fine. bern looks cooler tho lol!
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Perfect contrast. I never ride with an MP3 player. In fact, a significant reason for me riding is to get away from man-made sounds. Once I get back on the piste, my ears are part of my safety. Sometimes that's all that tips me off that some out-of-control skier is about to run over me. In the park, I don't think my concerns have much validity.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh dang. That bern helmet is sick, might just have to pick one up. How is the audio? just curious, ive got a holt from a couple years ago but it feels really bulky and the sound is beyond done.

Thats interesting, I almost cant ride without music. I mean I will, but i just love turning on a good song and groovin.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have an older Bern Hard Hat, a Smith Holt, and a Smith Variant Brim. The Variant Brim is by far the best fitting of the three. I'm very glad I forked over the dough for the Variant Brim. The Hard Hat made me look like Marvin the Martian....space modula-tor!
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ah but one thing- which is going to be more practical for you? EPS foam is the industry standard but the only helmet i would ever again dare touch, that has EPS hard-pack foam, is a RED hi-fi. otherwise, i really like the idea of the reboundable brock foam.

let me explain:

there are a plethora of helmets out there that use EPS foam as the norm as they are ''extreme sports approved''.

i had a leedom with EPS and because of the hard shell and the nice comfy thick warm liner, i couldnt actually see that the foam had cracked and thus was not of value to me in the event that i would bonk my head. which i did. again. and i was out for 3 minutes. when i came to, the ambulace had already got the meatwagon prepped.

the hi fi from red, however- the plastic overshell on that thing is so thin, that when i overspun switch backside and caught an edge and went down hard, the helmet split right in two, plastic shell included- did the job and also gave me no illusions as to whether or not i could still use it.

good luck!
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys. I just purchased a RED HiFi for 20% off at a local board shop. It was the only helmet that had the best slim profile for my head. I tried on a couple of the Giro 10s and they looked ridiculous on me (too wide). I did read up on the above post about the quality of the EPS foam on the HiFi and I will keep that in mind when I'm on the slopes. RED claims that if you crack your helmet, they will help you replace one. Hopefully I won't have to worry about this happening (at least anytime soon). But it's super comfy and has a good color scheme (black and purple). Oh an another bonus is I had no gaping between my goggles and the helmet, way nice.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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congrats on the purchase! i bought a bern just to check em out (gotta try everything once) but i would have no hesitation whatsoever in getting a red hifi again.

- super super light (cant feel it when you ride)
- after a big impact (split/crack) it will let you know whether or not it will be able to save you from a big hit again- which to me, is very, very valuable knowledge

enjoi!
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Bern all the way.. sits low and super comfortable... i got the watts and love it
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