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post #51 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 03:25 AM
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When I started out snowboarding I never wore a helmet so now that I do wear one, it feels weird to have the straps on the outside.

Over the helmet doesn't sit as flush and snug against my face as under the helmet.

It works really well for me actually, I never need to take my goggles off and when I go for lunch or something, it's nice to be able to take off the helmet separate from the goggles without having them dangling on the clip.

IDK why people think under the helmet looks cooler though. I think over the helmet, showing off your whatever fancy goggle strap is cooler. (erego the giant O like Shaun white)
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It really depends on the helmet.

I can't fit a goggle strap underneath my Bern Watts with earpads without dying of a headache so I put it over.

I also have a Pro Tec bike helmet that perfectly fits a beanie and the goggle strap underneath. Sits tight, no slipping. I prefer it this way because you can take the helmet off without removing the goggles or beanie. And yes, I think it looks better. But I wouldn't sacrifice performance/safety for the looks.
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All the helmet instructions I have ever read always tells you to not put anything between your helmet and your head. Such as a Beanie.

The idea is that the shape of the helmet is important to the impact absorption and it suppose to match the shape of your head. If during impact your helmet can rotate (because there is another layer between you and the helmet) then it makes it less effective. That is why the normal test for helmet is if you try to move the helmet and your forehead skin doesn't shift with it then your helmet is not fitted right.

Never put that claim to the test though, but I do what the manufacturer suggests. I would imagine the goggle strap doesn't matter since it is so low on the helmet, but I always wear it out.
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Ill second that. I've taken a few falls I remember that hit the plastic piece just right and caused so minor pains that could have easily been avoided. Just added pressure between the helmet from the plastic adjusters.

Still, I switch back and forth depending on my getup that day.
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If you start sweating and your goggle strap is under you cant put them up off your face and set on the helmet. DUH
I like style but i'm not willing to sacrifice a large amount of function.
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The only time I ever wore my goggles under the helmet was when I owned a pair of Uvex goggles that weren't designed for over the helmet use back in the 90s. Good goggles, but I HATED having to take off my helmet to remove 'em.

Will never wear them under again.
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I prefer wearing them on the outside of my red trace. I have a pair of cheap ass goggles that I wear on the inside on low light days/nights though, fits better that way. I don't really care how I look on the slope though, I'm not out to impress dudes with my fashion sense.
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I wear mine over my helmet. I love that snowboarding helmets come with the thing in the back to hold them in place. I tried it like this when first getting the helmet just cuz I assumed that's how it's supposed to go since it has the strap on the helmet, but I love it like that because it fits snug on my face and doesn't move and I like to take them off sometimes, so I can do that and just place them ontop of my helmet
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Over. Allows me to lift up my goggles whenever I want, which is gonna be a lot more often than taking off my helmet.
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I used to always be an over the helmet type, but then I recently decided to try out under the helmet. Turns out, I prefer it under the helmet. I almost never take goggles off unless I'm removing my helmet anyway, so it works out fine for me and it turns out to be more comfrtable as well. Never know until you try I suppose.

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