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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Does anyone know who makes a ponytail friendly ski helmet? I know some make it easier for a "low" ponytail, but I was specifically wanting to know if any helmet makers provided a port for ponytail higher on the head.  You know, the natural place women normally wear ponytails.  Helmets now come with vents, so I thought this might be a possibility now?

 

If not, if I have my husband, make a ponytail port in my helmet, will it damage the integrity of the helmet?  Guess, I could always experiment with my helmet, and get a new one, if need be.  

 

I'd prefer not to wear a helmet, but it's easier to get my kids to wear one, when my husband and I are also wearing one.  However, I'm considering not wearing my helmet this season.  And yes, I know all about the risks of not wearing a helmet (I work in the medical field), so this is not a debate on whether to wear one or not.  This is how much I hate wearing a low ponytail.  It's not natural or comfortable for me.  It's a woman thing I guess.  

 

If anyone have information on helmets, or if I can modify mine, I'd love to hear it.  

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 11

I suspect your husband has already told you he can't cut a hole in your helmet without ruining it. 

post #3 of 11

Yeah, I remember reading about one ... hang on ... google search ... 

 

Okay, it's called the Boeri Siren Plush. I don't see any for this season, though ... they seem to be sold out. But it has a "pony port" on the back.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

I did google search, and found Boeri, as well, but I could never find a picture of what their ponytail port looked like, just a description.  Perhaps, I'll have more luck at Beaver Creek/Vail, when we going skiing this winter.

post #5 of 11

I'd think it would have to be a vertical slit, otherwise putting your ponytail in EXACTLY the right place on your head for the helmet's hole would be tough. 

 

I found a picture of the back here:  http://www.trusnow.com/Boeri-Tactic-Womens-Snowboard-Helmets.asp  BUT the port is covered???


Edited by sibhusky - 10/10/11 at 7:41am
post #6 of 11

I think there is a rubber flap that comes off, then you put your ponytail through, then snap the flap? SOunds like a pain. You certainly wouldn't want to forget to unsnap it before taking off the helmet, ouch!

post #7 of 11

anything about the helmet or the hairstyle that could possibly slow the process of getting a helmet off in an emergency would be dangerous, IMO.

post #8 of 11

I don't think you're going to find much.  Notice how all football players with long hair have it just stick out the back of their helmets?  Where a pony tail would gather on your head would be too much of a compromise in safety to have a gap in the helmet IMO.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

anything about the helmet or the hairstyle that could possibly slow the process of getting a helmet off in an emergency would be dangerous, IMO.


Why do you say this?  If there is any indication of head trauma, the helmet stays on.  I've been around enough bike crashes to satisfy most people and I've never seen the ambulance crew removing somebody's helmet.

post #10 of 11

because there are incidents, more than random bad luck would suggest, where the helmet shell or straps can become stuck or wedged in rocks, streams, machinery, etc.not thinking of head injury as much as needing to disengage from equipment on one's body.

post #11 of 11

Anyone make a mullet friendly helmet? I like to keep it fluffy and fresh looking.  I don't really have a mullet.

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