I'm stunned by people talking about price on here. I got my Smith Hustle for $60 and you couldn't really ask for any more features or protection. Lots of other certified helmets can be found even lower and offer plenty of protection. No matter what speed you are going a correct fitting helmet is better then none. You almost alway have something on your head while snowboarding so it might as well be something that could save your life. When a name brand beenie is $20 and a Helmet is $40 you really have no arguement for not wearing one. If it's your personal choice that is fine but don't try any of the uncomfortable/expensive shit.
I will say that my next helmet will be brock foam so it can take multiple hits.
this might be true but I think it's crazy... I mean most people fall down more than once a day.. This is probably for impacts that you had while going 50mph an hour and falling from 50ft... And what are the signs of being not safe any more.. Have you ever had a helmet cracking after you fall down.. Obviously you wouldn't wear a helmet that's cracked but I personally haven't seen a cracked helmet yet - thank god...
Also, I'm not questioning your knowledge or anything, and these questions are not against your argument.. Just questions for general forum..
Yes, my own helmet from last year. I split it from the base of the helmet to 2/3rds of the way to the crown of my head. That said, it doesn't have to be a dramatic impact to substantially reduce the helmets protection. If you take a good hit to the head on your helmet you should inspect it and consider replacing it. Nice thing is several companies will actually replace the helmet for free. When I broke mine nearly in half, Gyro replaced it for free.
So just went out to a local shop and got the Smith Holt for $75. I was going to get the Maze but thought, I can get the Holt and also get a phd smarwool sock for $100, which I did.. Holt fits pretty well.. Tried some other Giro's but wasn't much happy with the fit.