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Old 02-19-2010, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have picked up snowboarding this year since I am not riding my motorcycle during the winter time. I have really bad luck with helmets since not a lot of brand fit me. The one brand that fits me perfectly is shark. Shoei kind of fits me also but i get pressure points on the side of my head. I have a wide and round head. Wide at the top near the back. almost forms like a triangle without the sharp points (haha).

After hitting myself on the head after a few wipe outs on a snowboard. I figured I need a helmet, but the same issue is happening to me. No brand fits me. I tried a XXL of RED. i can barely fit it and there are a lot of room in the front and back. same thing with GIRO, PRO TEC. Smith I can sort of fit a XL but again lots of room in the front and back.

I was wondering if anyone have the same problem or can point me to the right brand / model of helmet. I don't think my head can take anymore bangs on ice since i am trying out more and more techniques. haha

Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the exact same problem as you. I have a large head, but it is flatter so I normally space in the front and back.

I currently use the Smith Variant in Large (60cm head). It has length adjusters on the back that you can tighten for that exact reason. I love it. Light and protective (It already saved my head).
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Smith Variant. I will give thsoe a try. I'll just have to figure out where they sell them in toronto first.
I was also thinking of wearing an open face motorcycle helmet or a MX style shark helmet if i can't find anything that fits me

http://www.shark-helmets.com/product.php?modele=SK%20by%20SHARK%20DJ%20|White&s ous_gamme=SKbySHARK&gamme=The%20SHARK%20Urban%20ra nge&reference_modele=HE7720EWHT&langue=%20CANADA%2 0-%20English

http://www.shark-helmets.com/product...%20-%20English

you guys think I will look weird on the slopes?
I've don't usually see people in MX style helmets
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Some skiers wear them. Some companies do make these style helmets for snowsports. I mean, you will definitely get looks but at least you'll be protected. Image means nothing when it comes to safety.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I second Leo here. While I don;t have the Smith Variant myself, I have tried it on and it has a simliar head fitting design that upper echlon bike helemts have.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if speed snowboarders wears them...just like on the CTV banner.. it should look THAT weird would it? haha
only problem is... shark helmets are pulling out of canada.
omg what luck do i have lol
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if ur in toronto go to so hip it hurts on queen st they have a couple brands
and u can get the smith helmets in big sizes at blue hill (mountain)
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