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Old 10-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Always try or you'll be mad at getting the wrong size. They all fit differently. Some also secure differently and you may find one system better than another.

Also factor in if you're going to be wearing a toque or anything underneath
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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These helmets run small and u can get earflaps that have audio in em, my mom sewed a set into mine.
Aren't you like 40 years old?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That is pretty damn funny TT.

A bit of advice for helmets. Just like boots, get the one that fits your noodle. I have ran into a few that just don't fit my head at all. It's not as hard to fit as with boots, but it can be a pain. The biggest thing I find is one model from a company like Bern will fit me great and another won't fit me at all.

Another thing I like to look for is easily removable ear flaps. Helmets run warmer than a beanie. Come spring time it can be unbearable if you can't remove the ear flaps. No point in having a helmet if you don't want to wear it right? Vents and such are nice, but the biggest thing I've found is being able to remove the muff over your ears...

Also, helmets just lessen blows. If you have an impact that is enough to kill you dead on the spot without a helmet, it is probably going to kill you dead with the helmet on. Or leave you in a vegetative state, or leave you crippled. Keep that in mind, they help, but it is a very narrow window that they help with.
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Also, helmets just lessen blows. If you have an impact that is enough to kill you dead on the spot without a helmet, it is probably going to kill you dead with the helmet on. Or leave you in a vegetative state, or leave you crippled. Keep that in mind, they help, but it is a very narrow window that they help with.
Disagree. As a road paramedic who has attended numerous traumas, as well as working at multiple race tracks covering motorcycle racing, open wheelers, ALMS, sprint cars, etc -- wear a helmet. It helps more than you think. Your skull bursts like a watermelon when given the chance
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i have the brentwood and like it a lot. i feel like their sizing is good, at least on mine. measure your head and you should be fine.
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That is pretty damn funny TT.
Alright alright motherfuckers . Yea I'm 36. Haven't lived in the same town as mom since I was 18, but they lived in Denver before us, when we moved here like 6 years ago. And my wife's not a seamstress. My moms is. You should see the job she did on these earflaps they look better than any of the factory ones.

I was actually waiting for that and it's funny. My moms a ninja with a needle and thread yo.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Take your goggles to the shop and try them on with the helmet. If you plan on wearing a beanie or anything underneath bring that too, but goggle fit is def most important(besides fitting your head obv)

If your goggles are too big they will either push the helmet towards the top of your head which makes the helmet unsafe not to mention uncomfortable. Or it will put a lot of pressure on your nose which sucks ass too.


I got the Red Hi-Fi, partly because I have anon goggs that are designed to fit it but also cuz it was comfy and light
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm 59 1/2 years old, with many many more years left for powder and trees.

I've been wearing a helmet for several years now and can think of two times that I was very glad to be wearing one. Both times, I simply washed out my heelside edge and went down hard on icy snow on my back with a hard hit to the snow with the back of my head. Helmet really made a difference in these cases. Once in Utah and once in Colorado.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Anybody know if they make the R.E.D. Hi-Fi Audex Subwoofer Helmet anymore? My buddy has one and the sound is pretty quality.
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Anybody know if they make the R.E.D. Hi-Fi Audex Subwoofer Helmet anymore? My buddy has one and the sound is pretty quality.
Doesnt sound familiar but if you can get one of the RED Frends edition they have good quality sound that comes with it. I know they are limited edition but you should still be able to find it.
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