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Helmets - anyone have a reccomendation?

post #1 of 8
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I like to ski on the edge of my abilities and on the most challenging terrain I can find (and be reasonably sure I can manage one way or another )

Thus far I have Skiid/Boarded without any protective gear - and have been very lucky thus far. In not wanting to push my luck too far, I am investing in some protective gear this year.

What I am looking at, at the moment is:

Dainese Multisport Jacket Plus - Upper body/Spine protection
Dainese Short Protector Plus - upper thigh/hip/base of spine protection
http://www.dainese.com

Leedom Limit Cut Helmet - for my few remaining brain cells

I like the look of the Dainese gear, and have not really seen anything else to compete with it, but welcome any comments or reccomendations.

As far as the helmet goes, I am fully open to suggestions as I have not been very successful in finding useful helmet reviews. The main reason I like the Leedom hemet is that it has Snell RS-98 certification, which I understand to be more stringent than any other tests. If anyone has comments or suggestions on helmets, I would be more than happy to hear them.

Thanks.

[ September 17, 2003, 03:04 PM: Message edited by: Daywalker ]
post #2 of 8
There are some helmet reviews in Skiing but they may still not be too useful.

I wouldn't buy a helmet without trying on alot of different ones with my goggles on to see how they fit.

I have a Boeri that fits my head which is why I got it but my wife has a Giro which fits her better and is lighter.

If you board you probably want something that definately protects the back of your head and is not to high in the back.
post #3 of 8
If you board, look for a helmet with more slope in the forehead.
post #4 of 8
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post #5 of 8
The Dainese stuff is great. I used to use it when I raced downhill bikes. Be sure you try on your ski clothes once you get it. The hip pads are pretty bulky. You may need bigger pants.
post #6 of 8
I agree with Scalce- the helmet fit from brand to brand, and even from model to model is surprisingly different. I was interested in the Leedom for the same reason as you (more rigid Snell certification), but they just didn't fit me well. I ended up with a Boeri, which is just amazingly comfortable-- but could be very uncomfortable for you. Try a whole bunch of them on, It's the only way to tell
post #7 of 8
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Originally posted by dp:
I agree with Scalce- the helmet fit from brand to brand, and even from model to model is surprisingly different. I was interested in the Leedom for the same reason as you (more rigid Snell certification), but they just didn't fit me well. I ended up with a Boeri, which is just amazingly comfortable-- but could be very uncomfortable for you. Try a whole bunch of them on, It's the only way to tell
Ditto. Leedom does not work for me. I use Briko and Giro. The Salomon I used last season was OK. At the same time many of my peers and friends love Leedom or Salomon and can't wear the other brands.

Aar
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank's for all your comment's.

All I've got to do now is wait for my local-ish stockist to get their 03/04 range in and go try the stuff on. Hopefully I'll find a good helmet that fits.

Mr PotatoeHead:
I only board a little - 10% board 90% ski - so I don't think I'll need to worry too much about a sloping forehead [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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