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post #1 of 12
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A giro g10 is the only comfortable fitting helmet.  The l fits.  However banging my head with my fists while wearing it hurts.  The smith variant brim in l hugs temples, but in Xl feels ok but is a bit loose.  However hitting head with variant brim feels better.

 

 

Which should I buy?

post #2 of 12
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OK.  I have really bulked up masseter muslces (involved in chewing/clenching jaw).  This makes just about every helmet on the rack in the correct circumference to be incredibly uncomfortable in the temple region.

 

Giro seems to be the only brand wide enough across the temple region to accommodate my head.  But like I said, bashing my head with my fists while wearing the helmet is painful, the fit isn't >>perfect<<, and I've had bad head collisions with the G10, and while I'm still here, some of them were pretty hard on me.

post #3 of 12

are you sure you haven't bashed your head once too often....rolleyes.gif

post #4 of 12

New helmets with the BOA fit system may be good for you. you can buy a larger size and use the BOA to snug it up in the forehead and back of the head. just thinking.

 

Some guy patted me on the head (Vantage helmet) the other day. hurt like hell. I was pissed; not to mention puzzled by the gesture. huh?? I won't be hanging with that idiot. So, maybe pounding on the head is not a productive test for you. the crushable foam helmet liner has no dampening properties for soft blows like that.
 

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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

OK.  I have really bulked up masseter muslces (involved in chewing/clenching jaw).  This makes just about every helmet on the rack in the correct circumference to be incredibly uncomfortable in the temple region.

 

Giro seems to be the only brand wide enough across the temple region to accommodate my head.  But like I said, bashing my head with my fists while wearing the helmet is painful, the fit isn't >>perfect<<, and I've had bad head collisions with the G10, and while I'm still here, some of them were pretty hard on me.



 

post #5 of 12

Keep hitting yourself in the head and you won't need a helmet at all.

 

WTF are you masticating on?

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

OK.  I have really bulked up masseter muslces (involved in chewing/clenching jaw).  This makes just about every helmet on the rack in the correct circumference to be incredibly uncomfortable in the temple region.

 

Giro seems to be the only brand wide enough across the temple region to accommodate my head.  But like I said, bashing my head with my fists while wearing the helmet is painful, the fit isn't >>perfect<<, and I've had bad head collisions with the G10, and while I'm still here, some of them were pretty hard on me.



It depends. Does it make your fists hurt, or your head?

post #7 of 12

. ski helmets don't make crashing pleasant, they make crashing survivable. for now you'll just have to stop testing the helmet.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Sinecure View Post

Keep hitting yourself in the head and you won't need a helmet at all.

 

WTF are you masticating on?



There was a time in my teen years I preferred Skoal Long Cut, Straight.

 

I since know better... now it is food and my own teeth.  (in all seriousness I think just the combination of chewing gum, and going to lift heavy weights at the gym probably contributed somewhat to the development of that muscle which may have already been one size/shape based on genetics)

 

 

BTW, thanks davluri for the insight.

post #9 of 12
Have you tried the smith vantage? The BOA system is fantastic.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

Have you tried the smith vantage?


Not sure... I was in the shop and tried on two or three smith models, none of which fit, even in XL

post #11 of 12

unless you're doing a jackass stunt, I would say get what is most comfortable and avoid getting into a situation where you have to use it.

If you are doing a jackass stunt, maybe go with a full race helmet/motorsports helmet instead of a ski helmet.

 

 

post #12 of 12
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Which should I buy?

Why not just stop banging your head with your fists?

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Best regards,
Bob
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