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How old is your Helmet?

post #1 of 15
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Just checked mine, a Boeri made in 1999, bought at Fernie.

Lining is falling out and it has a few scratches,as it has saved me from a few injuries.  I guess I am in the market for a new one.

 

 

post #2 of 15

Mine may be 2000 years old....still looks good though  wink.gif

 

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post #3 of 15

Rossi, you know I can't ignore this,  Where;s Rod on this?  See; this is what happens when you just ignore stupid threads, they give rise to more and more.

 

 

OK, your helmet may need an upgrade, that mohawk look really went out of style in the 80's and it is more than likely is costing you valuable time in the gates, it does look like it protects your face well though.  I am hoping we can get TOG and Seg to add their very important thoughts on this pressing and very important subject that has never been discussed and can't be accessed on a search

 

 

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Originally Posted by Eastvillage View Post

Just checked mine, a Boeri made in 1999, bought at Fernie.

Lining is falling out and it has a few scratches,as it has saved me from a few injuries.  I guess I am in the market for a new one.

 

 



Mine is three weeks old.  

 

Modern ski helmets are "single impact," which means that after one bash, the polymer matrix that absorbs the impact compresses and loses it's impact-absorbing potential.

 

You should definitely get a new helmet soon.

post #5 of 15

Is that "polymer matrix" another way of saying "styrofoam"?

 

I thought the POC helmets were specifically designed for multiple impacts.

post #6 of 15


get one like Rossi's and it will last for a lot longer although my bet is that  helmet posts will continue on longer.....

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Mine is three weeks old.  

 

Modern ski helmets are "single impact," which means that after one bash, the polymer matrix that absorbs the impact compresses and loses it's impact-absorbing potential.

 

You should definitely get a new helmet soon.



 

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I think the real question here that I'm sure everyone would like to see definitively answered is.......should people wear one, or not???  smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Mine may be 2000 years old....still looks good though  wink.gif

 

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Let me guess,  you take it off and clean off your boot soles before stepping into your bindings?

Is that the integral ear bud version?

 

post #9 of 15


now you got it!  Yes, lets change the OP to reflect this.  I agree, excellent subject matter and I would be so interested to hear about others personal choices to wear a helmet or not...  icon14.gif

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I think the real question here that I'm sure everyone would like to see definitively answered is.......should people wear one, or not???  smile.gif



 

post #10 of 15


excellent idea.

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Let me guess,  you take it off and clean off your boot soles before stepping into your bindings?

 



 

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Xela View Post

Is that "polymer matrix" another way of saying "styrofoam"?

 

 

Yeah.  Styrofoam is extruded polystyrene foam, a polymer consisting of styrene monomers.

 

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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post



Mine is three weeks old.  

 

Modern ski helmets are "single impact," which means that after one bash, the polymer matrix that absorbs the impact compresses and loses it's impact-absorbing potential.

 

You should definitely get a new helmet soon.


No helmet expert here.  But don't think that is fact.  Also depends on outer "skin".  Some are thin like an eggshell.

Some are meant to absorb to help preserve interior layers.
 

 

post #13 of 15

ok, i'll solve the riddle and end the discussion:  just go to the website of the manufacturer of the helmet and all of your questions will be answered. 

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Originally Posted by John J View Post

Let me guess,  you take it off and clean off your boot soles before stepping into your bindings?

 



Now that could have actual safety value.........yahoo.gif

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Mine may be 2000 years old....still looks good though  wink.gif

 

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Let me guess,  you take it off and clean off your boot soles before stepping into your bindings?

Is that the integral ear bud version?

 



 

John, that is a rather inappropriate use of a great product.

 

If you read the owner’s manual in detail you will find that Rossi’s helmet is actually the latest hard shell model from the internationally acclaimed Porsche Design Studio. The attached photo does not include most of the accessories available.

 

Some of the accessories available are –

 

Slalom wire chin guard - $279.99.

 

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The cheek guards have two (02) factory installed mounting hard points on each side to accept the optional slalom wire chin guard.

Bose QuietComfort 3 Head phones - $499.99.

 

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Bose's luxuriously designed QuietComfort models have set the standard for premium noise-canceling headphones.  Perfect fit for the factory designed cut out at rear of the standard cheek guards.

 

Visors – Easily attached to forehead visor mounting rail - $129.99.   

 

 

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Visors available in Clear, Mirror, Smoke and Orange.

 

Included in the standard helmet package is the speed sensitive retractable Mohawk/Spoiler/Vertical stabilizer  similar to the spoilers found on many Porsche Carrera GT models. The Mohawk/spoiler/vertical stabilizer also doubles as wiper/snow brush when it pukes on the hill.

 

New for 2012 options:

 

For the ultimate protection be sure to specify the deluxe Vitamin Ski Approved ‘Polymer Matrix’ brain bucket liner for an additional $199.99 over the standard cheap a$$ Styrofoam bucket liner.

Disclaimer: They are actually the same thing but we just made upa a fancy name. We rather have your greenbacks lining our wallet than caring about your grey matter smearing all over some of Mother Nature’s finest trail side creations.    

 

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