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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 03:51 PM
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My buddy just ordered one and decided he's sending it back. The reason? - and sorry if this has been mentioned, but I don't think it has been - If you're wearing the mask component, you can't put your goggles up. That is, the face mask has to come off first, then the goggles. May seem like a small deal to some, but I can see where that would be a pain in the a$$ if you just wanted to pop your goggles up while on a chair lift or something. The mask clips over the goggles if you're using it.


edit: And since the face mask clips on over the goggles, it would seem that other goggles (like the Oakleys mentioned) wouldn't mesh well with the component-design of this helmet system.
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:45 AM
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This helmets look cool, I have to admin that.
But what worries me is what happens when you fall head first into powder ? If the snow block's the vents are you going to have a hard time breathing ?
I ask because this happened to me with my Giro Remedy, and the Remedy has more open area then this helmets.
If it's easy to release the face mask it's ok, but if not, it's dangerous.

What do you think ?

HAHAHAHA. Yes it's dangerous. You might suffocate to death on the hill struggling to breath with snow clogged vents on your face shield. If you fall head fist into powder, you cant breath while you're buried anyway - face shield or not.


A better design would be if they used a system that you could just unclip one side and let it hang - kind of like a fighter pilot can do when he takes his mask off. Quick release system on one side and it stays attached on the other and hangs. Great idea for easily release when all you want to do is scratch you're nose or take a puff while on the lift. I dont like that you have to remove the whole thing to remove your goggles. When I sweat I get itchy and I like to scratch...... lol

but the helmet has me intrigued

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HAHAHAHA. Yes it's dangerous. You might suffocate to death on the hill struggling to breath with snow clogged vents on your face shield. If you fall head fist into powder, you cant breath while you're buried anyway - face shield or not.
Actually if you're buried by an avalanche, in debris that sets up like concrete, you still have 15 minutes of air... I think you'll be fine in powder.

These helmets are retarded as fuck but they're not going to kill you. I WOULD be worried that the facemask thing would smash into your face if you slammed on it... A bx helmet they're not.
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Yeah, on balance they're not good protection (like a full-face helmet would be) and they aren't better than a cloth face protector. I do think they're a neat idea in principle, but it sounds like they have too many design niggles.

I just bought a Volcom jacket for this season that has a built-in face mask. Now that's a good design!


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I just bought a Volcom jacket for this season that has a built-in face mask. Now that's a good design!
until you use it, it gets wet/frozen, you don't want to wear it anymore so you have to stuff it back in behind your neck.


fuck volcom - they make little kiddie clothes for teeny-boppers and pedophiles.

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until you use it, it gets wet/frozen, you don't want to wear it anymore so you have to stuff it back in behind your neck.
Or unclip it using the convenient clips that it's attached with, or push it below your chin like you would with any other face covering, or...

Jeez, too bad you didn't start wearing a helmet before you had whatever accident damaged your internal filter.


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I just saw someone wearing one of these helmets this weekend. I'd never seen one up close and I have to admit...I really liked it a lot. It didn't look like a power ranger helmet and it actually looked form fitting unlike most bobble-head fit helmets. I thought it was cool looking.
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My son has one- he got a lot of comments about how cool it looked. It IS the coolest looking head rig out there. Bad news: I'm not sure about the other comments here, but the goggles fogged up big time. It was a cold day and we waited in a tram line, got on the tram and then we were at 11,500ft with the wind blowing. Lots of temperature changes and my son was breathing inside his helmet so it was a good test to see if they would fog. They failed the test in my opinion.
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I've snowboarded all over the country and I've never heard one complement about a Ruroc helmet. Everyone makes fun of people that wear them, this includes my friends and random people on lifts and in lift lines. I personally don't give a crap what people wear if its what they like. "To each his own"
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