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Alright. I have been searching the forum and couldn't find a thread with this particular subject.
The last couple of days I've been watching some vids (no surprise) but first I saw Kevin Pearce' "The Crash Reel" video, which btw if you haven't watched it - Do it! And now I just finished a video called "Helmets Are Cool". I found it on FB a friend of mine posted it and this just like The Crash Reel made me think maybe I should wear that helmet then.

I need some feedbacks from you guys who's wearing one, which one would you recommend? I know it depends on your head shape and all but let me hear your thoughts about this. Maybe post some pictures too because I would really like to see how they look. (Yes I'am maybe one of those guys :) )

Link to Helmets Are Cool: https://vimeo.com/77008826
Link to The Crash Reel trailer: The Crash Reel trailer - YouTube
 

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One that fits your head and your goggles if you wear bigger goggles (eg2's). I wear a Ride Duster helmet and really like.
 

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I already wear one after smacking my head good a couple times when I first started. I realize that's a personal choice and not one I'm about to get into an internet debate over, but I'm glad I wear mine and don't give a shit about what I look like in it.

Regardless of whether it changes one's mind on the topic, that was still a good video.
 

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Yeah, like boots you gotta find the one that fits. That said, here are a few features I look for in helmets:

- adjustable sizing (through a ratchet or similar at the back of the head)

- close-able vents (helps when you ride in everything from -30 to +10 degrees)

- goggle fitment (the helmet needs to mate with the goggles properly, and produce little gogmet offspring)
 

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I like removable ear muffs too. Nice feature to have in the spring. Much better removing those than having vents.

Definitely get the one that fits.
 

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I like removable ear muffs too. Nice feature to have in the spring. Much better removing those than having vents.

Definitely get the one that fits.
I agree with killclimbz.

However, if you are like me and don't have anywhere to try on helmets, I would recommend the Smith Maze. It is my favorite helmet of about 4 different ones I've owned. Extremely lightweight, works with Anon and Oakley googles that I have.
 

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I wear a helmet always! But couldn't sit thru those vids. Appreciate the warnings and all, but aside from taking normal precautions and making sure I wear protection and don't go and ride too far out of my skill set,...

...I really don't want to think about that kind of stuff! Yeah shit could happen. With or without a brain bucket, but, (....and this is just me!) having that stuff too much in the front of my mind would keep me from ever leaving the house! :dunno:
 

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I like removable ear muffs too. Nice feature to have in the spring. Much better removing those than having vents.

Definitely get the one that fits.
Removable ear muffs - Got it. I think I've seen some guys wearing a helmet over their beanie but is that really comfy I think?
Do you just wear your helmet with the ear muffs on and that will do it?
I've been looking at some of the POC models but there's no dealer of them around here and I think it would be the best to try it on before buying.

Thank you all for your response guys I appreciate it.

Chomps1211 I got your point there and I agree. I remember some older skate movies with all the bails in the end of it. They're not doing that in the same way anymore. Maybe it have something to do with this (who knows)

I'm not saying that this should be in our minds all the time when riding I just think that all snowboarders, if they haven't before, then they should make up their minds and maybe think twice before they choose not to wear the helmet.
 

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Helmets are much warmer than beanies. It has to be pretty ridiculous cold for me to add something under it. Definitely not a regular beanie. That looks uncomfortable to me, doesn't it to you?

You can find beanies that are basically thin head socks. Or a face mask, neck warmer type thing with a head sock. You want a thin layer under your helmet. Should be something you can keep in a pocket and throw on when necessary. Not very many days in a season that I do find it necessary. It has to be pretty freaking cold.

POC is supposed to make pretty nice helmets.
 

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I wear a helmet always! But couldn't sit thru those vids. Appreciate the warnings and all, but aside from taking normal precautions and making sure I wear protection and don't go and ride too far out of my skill set,...

...I really don't want to think about that kind of stuff! Yeah shit could happen. With or without a brain bucket, but, (....and this is just me!) having that stuff too much in the front of my mind would keep me from ever leaving the house! :dunno:
+1
Specially me being a beginner I am crashing and burning alot,
wouldn't board with out a helmet. I picked up a smith vantage helmet on clearance. you can find them on web for around $60 they are light weight and have lots of vents, and removable ear muffs i think as well
 

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Helmets are much warmer than beanies. It has to be pretty ridiculous cold for me to add something under it. Definitely not a regular beanie. That looks uncomfortable to me, doesn't it to you?

You can find beanies that are basically thin head socks. Or a face mask, neck warmer type thing with a head sock. You want a thin layer under your helmet. Should be something you can keep in a pocket and throw on when necessary. Not very many days in a season that I do find it necessary. It has to be pretty freaking cold.

POC is supposed to make pretty nice helmets.
Looks not comfortable at all though! I was just wondering if it was necessary 'cause a helmet looks warm enough in itself to me.

I think I will try looking for somewhere to try some POC helmets on and some others as well.

I'm using Oakley's Crowbar so it has to go with these :)
 

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Bern

I've been through a few helmets and would recommend you checking our BERN. I cracked my helmet clear through at Hunter Mt on Ice - (very scary actually since I didnt know I did it at the time but knew I hit my head very hard - only noticed the crack the next day when taking it out of the bag) - Anyway, BERN will replace a broken helmet for 35 bucks no questions asked - just send it back and they send you the replacement ASAP. Maybe other companies do the same but with BERN the experience was first class the whole way.
 
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