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Old 07-14-2011, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at Ruroc helmets, but I wonder if the facemask has a lot of protective strength or is it just a plastic shell? The threads on the forum all appear to be back from 2009, so pretty obsolete. Are these things sold in North America yet? (I don't mean mail-order). Anyone have one?
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The mask is constructed from what Ruroc refers to as "high impact ABS plastic". I own one personally, and I really enjoy how it works out! I use the mask more for temperature conditions than anything else. I am a U.S. dealer for the brand and I became a dealer because I was pleased with the performance of the helmet. Sorry, if I sound biased but at one point I was just like you. I was curious about the helmets and I purchased one and have been happy with it ever since. For what it's worth, check out the video link: Ruroc helmet test on Vimeo
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Yeah, that's the type of slam I was thinking about. That or coming down face-first on a rail or box. I wouldn't mind the face mask breaking (better it than me), I just wouldn't want it splintering into sharp shards that would embed themselves in my face. I think ABS tends not to behave that way.

Are you mail-order only? I'm in Canada, so ordering from the US is a PITA, especially if the seller tries to use UPS.
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I know what you mean about PITA as far as shipping... Ruroc offers reasonable shipping. It took 3-4 days from the UK to Michigan DHL. Ruroc charges about $25 US dollars for international shipping. Check out their facebook page, last weekend they had a 50% special, so there are opportunities to get the helmet cheaper during the summertime. I just ship within the US due to international shipping costs.
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They provide better protection than a standard helmet for sure, but IMO they look absolutely ridiculous. I'm all about function > form, but still, I'm not big on looking like a Power Ranger out there on the slopes.
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They provide better protection than a standard helmet for sure, but IMO they look absolutely ridiculous. I'm all about function > form, but still, I'm not big on looking like a Power Ranger out there on the slopes.
How do they look when the face thingie isn't attached? It's difficult to tell from the pictures. Frankly if it's pelting down snow/hail (snail? Hailow?) I don't give a rat's patootie what I look like as long as I still have all my skin at the bottom of the run.
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Just wonder where do you put the face mask if you remove it while riding...Pretty cool design thou.
I need a new helmet, any way I can try one on and find out if it fits my Oakley Crowbar goggles?
I also see only one vent in front..we need more specially around here in the Tahoe area...

as I said...great design. Steep price. 250 for the cheapest?
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They look normal when the mask is not in use. I gave a fair review on the helmets that was written before I became a dealer. I wrote the review because when I decided to purchase my helmet, there was extremely limited information on the helmets. I wanted to provide some sort of info for people after me that ran into the same situation. Ruroc Snowboarding & Skiing Helmet Review As far as face mask storage, Ruroc is working on a way to store it while being on the slopes. The helmet has multiple vents on it in addition to the goggles and mask. Yes, the price looks steep but when you factor in all 3 pieces you're getting, it averages out.

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3 pieces? You mean the helmet, the mask and the goggles? I thought the price was just for the helmet? I do have Oakleys, don't need new goggles..but the helmet looks really nice.
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Yeah, Ruroc designed them so all pieces are integrated into 1 system. Other goggles won't work the same as the Ruroc ones will. The only pieces sold individually are the mask or goggles.
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