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post #51 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 11:06 AM
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OK, this is one of the T.H.E. T2 Carbon helmets you're considering:


I have done both snowboarding and dirt-biking, and always wear the appropriate type of helmet whenever I do one of them.
The problem is, it just looks too bulky for snowboarding. A helmet that big would give you much more upward momentum and make you more likely to lose you balance. Unlike on a bike, you're standing straight up on a snowboard so you have to be even with what your wearing. You also have to look around CONSTANTLY by moving your head quickly and suddenly; whereas on a dirt bike you look straight forward most of the time and move your eyes to check both your sides. Although you can rotate your head on a dirt bike, because of how big it is, it's much slower to do so than with an actual snowboarding helmet and has more swing to it, so it's more likely to throw you off balance when standing straight than it would when seated and leaning forward. A dirt bike is much larger than a dirt bike helmet, so the helmet doesn't affect the rider's balance.The same concept of balancing your upward momentum applies to choosing a board that is the right length based on your height. (Which is why I always fall off a skateboard- I'm just too damn tall!)
Remember, the shape of a bike helmet was designed specifically for sitting down and leaning forward, and the shape of a conventional snowboarding helmet was specifically designed for standing straight up with your head facing sideways the whole time.
In other words, the "Suitable for BMX, mountain biking,snowboarding and other non-motorized action sports" is simply a gimmick.
Go with an actual snowboarding helmet. You'll be more comfortable, it will improve your riding and mobility, and people in the lift line will be guaranteed not to give you the "wtf? look". Protection of the lower-jaw area isn't really something you should worry about when snowboarding, because it's rarely hit during a fall on a snowboard.
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I would laugh at anyone wearing a full face helmet. More of an "awwww, the kid is partially retarded and loves snowboarding" kind of laugh, not the "what an idiot, I hope he hits a tree" kind of laugh.

But if you don't care what others think then why bother asking on a forum. Go for it! Be the Stig of snowboarding but you better have the skill first.
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If you do want the lower-jaw protection, try one of these (Ruroc helmet):


1.) They're actually designed for snow sports and are much more low-profile, so it will hardly affect your performance.
2.) The lower section is removable, so you can easily turn it into a "normal" looking snowboard helmet.
3.) The goggles do not fog up.
4.) Get it in the right color, and you'd actually look like a bad-ass!

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I'm not going to ridicule someone for it. But personally, I think it's unnecessary. My perspective is my reality.



You mistake this post for being against OP for wanting a full face helmet. It was more against the insinuation that a couple of people seriously injuring themselves should justify making everyone increase their protection.

It's this kind of talk that takes the "extreme" out of extreme sports. Life was a lot more fun before health and safety. A sensible amount of safety - go for it. But in my opinion, there is such thing as being excessive. You can't live in a bubble, especially when doing a notoriously dangerous sport. If you want to freak out over protection in snowboarding, there are more important places to protect than your face.
I think you're confusing fun with youth and ignorance. As you grow priorities change. I never said everyone should wear a fullface. I've been snowboarding for 15+ years, when I started nobody wore helmets.

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Haha, I love how to justify your argument you've posted a picture of Shaun white with grazed chin!! I thought I would see a picture of some kid with a fucked up jaw (which before you do you're google image search, I'm sure there are photos of!).

I think we should all get armoured gloves in case one of us breaks a finger nail!
comparing a severed carotid artery with a finger nail is a very similar injury. You're replies are no longer worth my response. Grow up.
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I think you're confusing fun with youth and ignorance. As you grow priorities change. I never said everyone should wear a fullface. I've been snowboarding for 15+ years, when I started no wore any helmet.
I think you are confusing youth for stupidity.

I can't claim to have snowboarded for anywhere near as long as you, hell that's not far away from how long I've lived.

When I started I used a helmet. As I got better, I stopped. Then when I started freestyle, I used a helmet. As I got better, again, I stopped. Sometimes I fall and it hurts, but for me, nothing will beat the authentic rush, and freedom, that comes from not being restricted. I'd never judge anyone for a second for using a helmet, I just personally feel that a full face is a little excessive. If someone wants to do it, go for it. What other people think doesn't matter. I just see it as having more negatives than positives.
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on very many levels youth IS stupidity.


a ruroc might help you from a little snowrash on a sliding fall, but that facemask is absolutely not designed for impact. that thing will drive right into your face.

the goggles are absolutely more prone to fogging with less airflow like that. you are also somewhat required to use the ruroc gogs to make everything fit. ruroc is stupid.
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a ruroc might help you from a little snowrash on a sliding fall, but that facemask is absolutely not designed for impact. that thing will drive right into your face.
And you know this how?

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