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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I am horrible at making decisions, which helmet should I get? Criteria is light weight and doesnt look dumb. I trust your judgement better than mine. Thanks guys

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet-shop/ski/ski-helmets/helmets/audio-helmets.aspx

post #2 of 16
The one that fits. Different helmets fit different shaped heads better. Ya gotta go try 'em on.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

medium, I am wiling to take a risk here

post #4 of 16

you need to try them on,

Whatever helmet is most comfortable to your noggin the best is the right one.

Try at least one from each of the big manufacturers: smith, giro, etc to get an idea of what they think a skull should be shaped as.

 

Since returns are free, buy all that look good, and return most, or even maybe all of them....

 

Go to a big store like rei and try stuff on if you like and then buy online if you like.

post #5 of 16
I'm not talking about size, I'm talking about shape. If you refuse to try them on I will say that based on my personal experience and confirmed via talking to others, giro tends to *usually* fit oval heads better and smith tends to *usually* fit round heads better. But that's not universal across all of their respective models. I know you want a good deal, but honestly, fit is way more important. An uncomfortable, illl-fitting helmet sucks.
post #6 of 16

I cannot believe someone refusing to make a decision.nonono2.gif  I guess that way you don't have to take any responsibility if you hate the thing - blame it on someone else.

post #7 of 16

POC makes their high end helmet with a multi impact shell and foam core that is at least 30% thicker than my Smith. But fit is, as said, key. If you plan on taking a lot of hits, the POC is the best. I know, I know.

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

 Criteria is light weight and doesnt look dumb. 

 

Those all look dumb.    Some of them  look like you just raided the baseball section of your Walmart; others look like you raided the baseball section of your Walmart and then spooged melted Crayolas on top. 

post #9 of 16

buy the coolest one you can find online.   it will make you ski better or at least faster and you can hang with the cool kids.

post #10 of 16

Also, Shred (the full helmets especially).

 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

POC makes their high end helmet with a multi impact shell and foam core that is at least 30% thicker than my Smith. But fit is, as said, key. If you plan on taking a lot of hits, the POC is the best. I know, I know.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

buy the coolest one you can find online.   it will make you ski better or at least faster and you can hang with the cool kids.

 

Unfortunately no one prints Chaos-vortex resistance numbers.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

 

Unfortunately no one prints Chaos-vortex resistance numbers.

 

not like the good ol' days ehh? biggrin.gif  (now I gotta go google that....)

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

I cannot believe someone refusing to make a decision.nonono2.gif   I guess that way you don't have to take any responsibility if you hate the thing - blame it on someone else.

That's exactly it, either helpe pick a helmet or shut it and keep your judgement to yourself dad
post #14 of 16

'So long as it doesn't look dumb' being the most important criteria then you probably might actually have to make a decsion then. Most people here will give you solid techinical advice based on benefits and experiance but that doesn't sound like what you are after.

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
I was trying to be cute, technical advice is what I am looking for
post #16 of 16

Smith fit round heads best and can be adjusted for snugness as can most high end helmets.

 

The Giro 10 fits narrow heads as does the RED Mutiny.

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