There's no such thing as overkill for a helmet. Beginner or not, the risk is about the same; actually it's inverted... you're at more risk of a serious head injury with less experience.Hi,
I'm buying my first helmet and I can't decide should i buy a helmet with MIPS technology or is it an overkill for me?
I'm a beginner, this year would be the second time i'm going snowboarding.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Yep..., years ago I came down hard on a really steep icy section about 20 years ago before helmets were in and knocked myself out senseless for a few a few seconds. I got up but was like punch drunk for a number of hours afterwards until the next day. From then on I grabbed a helmet. Over the years I"ve had a handful of falls and been taken out a few times by out of control skiers/snowboarders and the helmet has saved me big time after getting head slammed on the ground. Would swear by the best helmet you can afford/grab. I have a Giro Range with MIPS. Great helmet.Anecdotally, I've broken 2 helmets. Concussion after the helmet with MIPS was much less severe than after I broke a helmet without MIPS. That fucking sucked.
If you find a helmet that fits you well that does have MIPS options available, seems silly not to go for it. It's a small premium to pay for potentially better brain protection.