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post #31 of 45



Can I get that in a sensor mirror lens? 

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I've been thinking of getting one of these.  Should be just the thing for bottomless powder.biggrin.gif

 

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post #32 of 45
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One more question. Are helmets mandatory anywhere yet? at any ski resorts. 

 

Only reason for thinking of getting a helmet seems like 95% of all skiers and boarders wear them. I still just wear my toque, lol

post #33 of 45

So far I've only seen them made mandatory for kids and on-snow pros (employees) while working. My mountain mandates them for on-snow pros although they make an exception for Ski Patrollers while they are doing Avalanche Control work (this baffles me, but that's the way they've been enforcing the rule). We require them for kids in lessons and provide them as part of a kids lesson/rental package.

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One more question. Are helmets mandatory anywhere yet? at any ski resorts. 

 

Only reason for thinking of getting a helmet seems like 95% of all skiers and boarders wear them. I still just wear my toque, lol


Hey I think we need a thread on whether helmets should be mandatory! 

 

post #35 of 45

New Jersey just passed a law last week making them mandatory...

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Do i need to flag this thread???????  Come on guys... please????  beercheer.gif

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Hey I think we need a thread on whether helmets should be mandatory! 

 



 



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New Jersey just passed a law last week making them mandatory...



 

post #37 of 45

Hate to throw gaper out there, but those  OSBE helmets scream it.

post #38 of 45

I found out this cold weekend that my new Giro helmet is not as warm as my cheap old Leedom helmet.  Reading this thread I see that on cold days some folks where a beanie type hat under their helmet, see here:

 

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That seems kind of bulky, is there a common and thin "do rag" type hat that folks use under helmets on cold days??  I guess I could always switch back to my old helmet on days when the temps are down near single digits Fahrenheit or colder, but I had sort of planned on retiring that helmet.

post #39 of 45
I have two of them both effective. Smartwool makes a really thin one for medium cold days. When it's frigid I go to a thin fleece cap. Both work well with a properly fitting helmet.
post #40 of 45

I have a couple of very thin polyester beanies. The one with an extra layer over the ears is the one that I use on extra cold days. The other one is also great for soaking up some sweat when hiking.

post #41 of 45

My helmet is pretty warm. On cold days I use a balaclava for face protection and a bit more warmth in the dome area. 

 

You can just walk into any ski shop and ask for helmet liners or try google.

 

This is what is on amazon.  

post #42 of 45


For those of you who haven't been looking at the PNAS (or the NYT Health section):

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/health/unraveling-the-key-to-a-cold-viruss-effectiveness.html?src=twr&_r=1

 

     <-gratuitous rhinovirus pic just like in All The Best Journals 

 

 

 

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/01/02/1411030112

 

 


So, obviously visored helmet designs are no good for dealing with nose temperatures.    Who will be the first to remarket a 1990s Carrera Darth Vader mask with a Coldmaster (TM) label?

post #43 of 45

Thanks for ideas.  I found a little skull cap type minimalist beanie for 97 cents at Walmart. Acrylic. Seems to fit well and discretely under helmet.  Will try it next cold day.

post #44 of 45

You can also get thin/warm scull caps at your local bicycle shop. All cycling headwear is thin to fit under bike helmets.

post #45 of 45

I have a Giro Nine, and I really like it.  I have a Seirus ultra-clava and only once wore it up over my head, under my helmet.  Windchill was at -15 and no sun.  It was too warm and my head started sweating after a few runs, so I went back to just the helmet and was fine.

 

One of the best pieces of advice I got when selecting a helmet was from my father-in-law, who's been on the patrol for 41 years and has owned quite a few helmets...pick on that has a sliding vent.  You don't want to decide your head is warm, have to take off the helmet and pull plugs or something on the slope, realize your head is cold now, you lost a plug, etc.   The sliding vent is great.  (Note that the Giro Nine has it, the Giro Nine.10 does not).

 

I would suggest bringing your goggles when you go to pick one out.  Some helmet/goggle combinations just don't fit right.  I never had an issue, but I've heard others have, and it wouldn't hurt to check before you buy.

 

Above all, you need to pick one that fits you properly.  A good shop should be able to help you out and determine the right fit for you.

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