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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone is able to give me some insight into downhill racing chin guards or just attaching them in general? I live in Australia so there aren't many in the country to test out. I currently have a Carrera Bullet helmet which which has five pre-drilled mounting points. Carrera only makes a thin slalom bar which is not what I am looking for. Uvex and Jofa both have suitable guards but I have no idea if they will fit my helmet and I can only buy them online.

Any info or ideas would be helpful??

Thanks

post #2 of 4

Carrera makes two slalom bars. One is thin and the other is a bit thicker. http://www.the-raceplace.com/Closeout-Carrera-Helmets-Goggles-s/53.htm shows an example. When you use the term "downhill" in your question I assume you are referring to "alpine" skiing. These guards are not allowed in downhill speed events. I'm sure they could lead to a neck injury at speed. I only use them for SL. A friend doesn't use a SL guard at all, but uses a custom mouth guard in all events.

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Originally Posted by clfjmpr View Post

Carrera makes two slalom bars. One is thin and the other is a bit thicker. http://www.the-raceplace.com/Closeout-Carrera-Helmets-Goggles-s/53.htm shows an example. When you use the term "downhill" in your question I assume you are referring to "alpine" skiing. These guards are not allowed in downhill speed events. I'm sure they could lead to a neck injury at speed. I only use them for SL. A friend doesn't use a SL guard at all, but uses a custom mouth guard in all events.

The two guards that I mentioed about were from realiable racing . I am aware of the selection that carrera offers and already own one of their bars. I was actually referring to chinguards for downhill as they are typically thicker than slalom bars. I want to use it for free skiing so I don't have to purchase a full face helmet. I am aware that they are no longer used in speed events but I just like the oldschool look of them. Also, I wasn't 100% sure about the possible dangers of neck injuries as there isn't much data on it. I understand the guard can act as lever when you hit the snow face first but even then there isn't much space between the chin and guard to have much effect, is there? Cheers
post #4 of 4

I haven't seen the data, but both USSA and FIS disallow their use. Guards are only permitted in SL.

 

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