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Old 02-17-2010, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so after a few face plants and witnessed others do the same i decided to wear a full face helmet. it's the giro remedy. but after getting a small concussion wearing it (hit the back of my head from a bad landing, i don't remember hitting the ground), maybe it's time to get a better helmet. my giro is about 1100 grams. a mx helmet is about 1400g. can't be that much heavier. there's a CF one that weights the same as the giro but it's $500 lol.

just wondering if u wear one how do u like it. looks like many snowboard cross people wear it.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Remember that those helmets weigh alot more than a snowboardhelmet, causing your center of gravity to rise up in such a way that you'll loose more control. Also, you'll still get concussed with a mx helmet, believe me.
If you eat it hard enough, you'll concuss no matter what you wear, as it is the force of the impact that makes your brain move around and bruise itself.
wrap-up: stay with a snowboardhelmet unless you're gonna drop of a huge rock cliff!
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Remember that those helmets weigh alot more than a snowboardhelmet, causing your center of gravity to rise up in such a way that you'll loose more control. Also, you'll still get concussed with a mx helmet, believe me.
If you eat it hard enough, you'll concuss no matter what you wear, as it is the force of the impact that makes your brain move around and bruise itself.
wrap-up: stay with a snowboardhelmet unless you're gonna drop of a huge rock cliff!
i know they are heavier but i don't want to knock my teeth out (my ortho braces cost $5000) doing rails or get another face plant. i'm also considering the giro remedy CF that weights 900 grams.
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I have a Giro Remedy & a 661 Full Bravo helmets, that I use for both DH mtn biking, bx, & some cliff drops, & I wouldn't go any heavier. I also wear a mouth guard, if I am riding park, bx, or doing drops...
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I was also going to suggest a mouth gaurd.



Shock Dr. has a great one. My boy has braces and wears this during football, linebacker, and has not had an issue/problem

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RuRoC - Protective helmets for snowboarders and skiers

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wow! thnx. i'm gonna look like a storm trooper wearing it lol
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A mouthguard won't do anything to protect the dental work if he faceplants off a rail (they are meant to keep teeth from being knocked out... not keep dental stuff in place or from being bent up).

Some people do wear MX helmets. They are heavier than snow helmets...but anything with a chin guard is going to weigh more than the beanies people wear for ski/snowboard.

You can get middle of the road MX helmets for ~$100-$150. They will weigh ~3 lbs. By contrast, the Smith Variant (and most other snow helmets) weigh ~1.5 lbs. The RuRoC Leo linkedyou too cost $145. In US dollars that is $225.

In terms of protection, the MX helmet will be superior. They do make MX style helmets for skiers/snowboarders, so you might want to look at those as an option.
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Just work on your progression and don't put yourself in situations where you faceplant, until you know how to properly bail. Bordercross riders wear full helmets because they are going a lot faster. You don't need that, other than for piece of mind. In fact, I think an MX helmet cause more problems visibility and balance-wise.

I ride dirtbikes, but could never see myself wearing one of my helmets on snow.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i think a light weight mountain bike helmet or a chin guard is not a bad idea.

i skier ran into me from behind going down a hill - my face (nose, brow, forehead) got scrapped up pretty bad ( i didnt see it coming) beside my back and calf.

are there any full face skiing helmets?
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