ok this review will not be too long, because i didnt have the 2 helmets long enough to give a full review.
my first red trace broke after a really bad fall, some of you may remember the thread. it was about the 4th or 5th time i used it and it cracked all the way up to the top. i was 100% safe though, my head didnt even hurt! so i figured it was just a helmet doing its job. i was going on a trip the next weekend and i needed a helmet so i grabbed RED Trace #2.
this time i used it about 4 times and took a soft fall, and landed on the back of my head rather softly. i was doing a 180 over a 2 footer going slow and i didnt even catch an edge, i just kind of tumbled...
i loved the fit, but now im thinking it is a manufacturer problem. because of the removable goggle strap, there is a cut out in a piece of foam that seems to cause the foam to flex there and then the plastic to crack.
i returned helmet #2 to sports authority where i bought it, #1 i purchased in canada and burton will not replace it, just give me a new one for 50%, which isnt bad i guess but still i think with 2 helmets its an issue, my second fall was definetly not worth a helmet cracking, my head could of hit the ground and i would of been fine..
so take that info for what its worth, im ordering a smith holt right now.