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Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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No idea why anyone would wear their goggles strap UNDER their helmet makes no sense to me at all.
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Probably because the kids see that it's how the pros wear them in comps.
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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.
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Form, or function pick one. I go over the helmet

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





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.
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