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sheepstealer 01-02-2013 12:24 PM

The "goggles under/over the helmet" thread
 
Don't flame (or flame, if you really want to) but I'm curious as to what you guys do with goggle placement when wearing a helmet, and why.

I see all the kids wearing them under the helmet with a beanie but also a contingent going over the helmet. It's split pretty evenly where I ride in NH.

I've almost always worn mine over the helmet but decided to give the under a try this year and I like it, but find that the goggles tend to slip down my nose and so its almost preventing me from breathing out my nose. (It sounds worse than it is).

I suppose the point of this thread is part curiosity what people think about this somewhat-recent style choice and how the hell you wear under-the-helmet goggles correctly. For instance, I wear a smith maze w/ I/Os. Should the back of the goggle strap be inside your helmet?

I'll be honest, I like the look of under-the-helmet but can't quite see the practicality of it.

sabatoa 01-02-2013 12:39 PM

Over. I pull my goggles up on my helmet a bunch throughout the day and it seems like that wouldn't be possible with the straps under the helmet.

hikeswithdogs 01-02-2013 12:40 PM

No idea why anyone would wear their goggles strap UNDER their helmet makes no sense to me at all.

sabatoa 01-02-2013 12:44 PM

Probably because the kids see that it's how the pros wear them in comps.

boarderaholic 01-02-2013 01:09 PM

Strap goes over the helmet. As mentioned, I found the goggles tend to slip which makes breathing really hard, and it makes my helmet fit really wonky as well.

bseracka 01-02-2013 01:12 PM

Form, or function pick one. I go over the helmet

Thread needz moar poal

cav0011 01-02-2013 01:50 PM

it is purely a copycat of pros things. when you watch the pros their helmets are there only because they have to it isnt functional at all.

Donutz 01-02-2013 02:22 PM

I'm going to start paying attention now, but I don't remember EVER seeing strap under helmet.

linvillegorge 01-02-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donutz (Post 560097)
I'm going to start paying attention now, but I don't remember EVER seeing strap under helmet.

Pretty much all the kid do it. Us older, more practical riders generally go over the helmet. It's just easier and makes more sense.

sabatoa 01-02-2013 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donutz (Post 560097)
I'm going to start paying attention now, but I don't remember EVER seeing strap under helmet.

I don't pay attention to what people on the hill are doing but I see the pros do it all the time.

http://snowboarding.transworld.net/w...PM-600x450.png

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Ll2D_7VkuzM/0.jpg

Shaun White doesn't but that's probably because Oakley pays him the big bucks to flash the O on the side of his head. :laugh:


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