So i wound up picking up a combyne after I got a headache from the "new" helmet I had for this season (got it last year but never wore it, i am 20% retarded at times). The padding in the combyne is MUCH MUCH stiffer then I thought it would be, I was picturing a triple eight style skate helmet but its not like that at all.
The helmet comes with 3 soft foam pads that get placed in the back of the helmet to adjust fit. The helmet outer shell is definately flexible but it isnt "soft" the new foam pads are very sturdy and the display helmets come with a little block of the foam attached so you can feel it. It feels just as hard as the stuff in my other helmets, the outer shell is flexible due to the material and small gaps between the padding. Once it is on your head it really feels locked in. Anyhow I havnt fallen with it on yet (obviously) but I feel confident in it.
Side note, the ear flaps and "snow" specific features are all removable so you can easily wear it for multiple season sports.