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I used the POC aluminum chin guard recently for a slalom event. It was a real nuisance to mount onto the helmet and to screw in with the little screws. The guard is wider than the helmet and has to be pushed in firmly while aligning to the holes and then getting the screws in with minimal surplus length. Overall a time consuming and annoying process. Has anyone just tried using a longer screw? Is there any drawback to this? Does anyone have experience with a different solution to this issue?

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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

I used the POC aluminum chin guard recently for a slalom event. It was a real nuisance to mount onto the helmet and to screw in with the little screws. The guard is wider than the helmet and has to be pushed in firmly while aligning to the holes and then getting the screws in with minimal surplus length. Overall a time consuming and annoying process. Has anyone just tried using a longer screw? Is there any drawback to this? Does anyone have experience with a different solution to this issue?

 

Have a different helmet for slalom so you don't need to remove!.  You Need to be careful how much longer you make the screws, it is a pretty shallow insert and I would not want the screw protruding through

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post #3 of 8

I agree... you don't want the screw to stick out plus if it is sticking out, the chin guard will not be secured.

 

What I find is after the 1st few times, the guard is slightly formed to fit the helmet better. It typically takes me 5 minutes to help my daugther to install it when needed.

post #4 of 8
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Thanks, I'll give it a few more cycles. If it does not work out, I have my old SL helmet I can use.

post #5 of 8

Weird. I have the opposite issue in that the chin guard is too narrow and makes the helmet difficult to come off, however its worth it for how snug the helmet is when its on. Have you tried bending it?

post #6 of 8

I leave a chin guard on all the time. I don't understand why you keep taking it off.

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I understand that wearing a chin guard for higher speed events can actually increase the risk of injury in a fall. I know many jr. racing organizations  both require a guard in SL and forbid it in other events. I've  never seen any data myself but just accepted that this was conventional wisdom and the safer approach.

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I understand that wearing a chin guard for higher speed events can actually increase the risk of injury in a fall. I know many jr. racing organizations  both require a guard in SL and forbid it in other events. I've  never seen any data myself but just accepted that this was conventional wisdom and the safer approach.



X 2. In a faster fall there is significant extra leverage on the head and neck if you hit face first with the guard.  Especially so in the case of the POC solid aluminum chinguard.  Personally, I find the chinguard a bit of a PITA when not skiing slalom gates, hence 2 helmets

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