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Helmet time...

post #1 of 50
Thread Starter 
Took a good tumble at Okemo, Max Capacity was with me. got into some heavy snow on the side of the trail and it pulled the ski out from under me, swung me around and I wacked my noggin pretty goo. I got a bit of whiplash and I also pulled my groin (maybe a cup is needed too). My son got into some hairy woods up at MRG and went over a boulder into a tree. Helemts for everyone after my wife and Mother-in-law got them last week. Giro Fuse's look like the ticket.

Max, you watched me, think I'm due?
post #2 of 50
another one Knocks some sense into Himself!

Seriously - Sounds like you're both OK...Glad to hear it. Giro makes a great helmet, they've saved my gray matter more than once. The nine.9 my helmet of choice, well vented (but comes with plugs), removable ears, Light, and battle proven. The Marker M3 and M2 are awesome too.

(Of course the most important thing is finding a helmet that fits right...)
post #3 of 50
Are we to infer that skiing with Max is hazardous?
post #4 of 50
Phil, you'll never know you have it on after the first----Oh maybe 20 minutes. After that you'll feel funny when you forget it.

I left mine on a picnic table after lunch last year---once---the ride up the lift felt really wierd, made a quick return to the table and retrieved my helmet.
post #5 of 50
I'm thinking body armor. Like I wear for Downhill mountain biking.

Yes a helmet is the right move. Your lucky it was soft snow, unlike the last time we skied together.

I have thought about wearing my moto-X chest protector under my parka. But with the shoulder pads, it is kind of a tight fit.

skier_j don't be scared, I tell my son not to break his friends when they come up to ski. Other then myself I have only broken one other person. My sister doesn't count, shes a whole story by herself.

And Phil, well, he's just Phil. This is the second time he's taken a good wack when he's been with me. Oh yea, this was the second time we've skied together.

Sorry Phil.
post #6 of 50
Giro Fuse is a great choice. I got one earlier this year, and love it. Very comfortable, and easy to adjust without removing the helmet (you can open the top vents using a lever on the top of the helmet). Good move going to a helmet - you won't regret it. Safe skiing/riding to you and your family!
post #7 of 50
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
And Phil, well, he's just Phil. This is the second time he's taken a good wack when he's been with me. Oh yea, this was the second time we've skied together.

Sorry Phil.

Coincidence or pattern? That is my concern.
post #8 of 50
Is it just human nature that we all shut the barn door after the horses all escaped?
post #9 of 50
Ouch, that's got to hurt.
post #10 of 50

Hothead, smasharoo

I'm a hothead and the Fuse I got this season is great. Been wearing a helmet for 8 years now. They are much warmer than you might expect. I was a bit concerned the Fuse, with all its vents might be too cool on subzero days - fears allayed; no problem at all.
post #11 of 50
I will mention that the nine and the fuse are different fitting as well as venting. I was interested in the fuse b/c of adjustable venting, but the nine fit much much better. Look at it like your ski boots, the best one is the one that fits.
post #12 of 50
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Originally Posted by RJP
I will mention that the nine and the fuse are different fitting as well as venting. I was interested in the fuse b/c of adjustable venting, but the nine fit much much better. Look at it like your ski boots, the best one is the one that fits.
I tried the Fuse on and it fit great. I believe in the "Once you strike oil...stop drilling" method. I will have one before I go to Jackson Hole, thats for sure.
post #13 of 50
Yes Phil the fit is the most important part. My last helmet I had for about 8 years. I know that was to long, but I couldn't find one that fit like it. Then one day in the Fall of 03 I put on my current helmet and said to my son, "this one feels like mine". I took me a long time to find one I liked.

My son has a Fuse and likes it. He has a orange one that matches his orange Arc'Teryx. Thank God he hasn't decided he'd like a green Fuse to match his Green Arc'Teryx.
post #14 of 50
Phil, I just bought a Fuse this week. I have a sturdy Carrera that is great in the cold, but it just got to hot when it warmed up a bit. I bought the Fuse for the great venting. My only concern is the thinness of the shell. I makes it light, but I will have to be more carefull with it methinks. Can't drop it on the concret without concerns about damaging that shell... Anybody had one of these for a while? LewBob
post #15 of 50
I've had the Fuse for 3 years now. It's so lightweight you hardly notice that you have it on. Almost the entire helmet is made of a dense Styrofoam type material with just a thin plastic covering over the top to make it look nice. They are more sturdy than they look however. Giro tests have shown that these helmets can withstand a 16 pound sledgehammer swung by a testosterone bloated Barry Bonds!!!
post #16 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Capacity
My son has a Fuse and likes it. He has a orange one that matches his orange Arc'Teryx. Thank God he hasn't decided he'd like a green Fuse to match his Green Arc'Teryx.
Quote:
I will have one before I go to Jackson Hole, thats for sure.
Jeez Guys, Either of you need another son?

Phil, Glad the fuse fit, Those adjustable vents are going to be great. I'm a big fan of the audio version...makes long chairlift rides much more fun:

The fuse in a Small wasn't bad (ie. comfortable), but it was too narrow for me in my real size XS (ie. will actually protect my head)
post #17 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Capacity
He has a orange one that matches his orange Arc'Teryx. Thank God he hasn't decided he'd like a green Fuse to match his Green Arc'Teryx.
true...but if made the difference between him wearing his helmet or a hat?

(and if the boy has 2 arc'teryx jackets, the extra C note on another helmet won't hurt that much...)
post #18 of 50
Thread Starter 
Fuse won on Ebay. Woo-hoo.
post #19 of 50
Max didn't break me when skiing together so he is not jinxed.
post #20 of 50
I'm in the market too for some head gear as well, the one that keeps grabbing me is Boeri steez (thats what they have at the local shop). I see from the posts everyone is pretty much a Giro fan? Is the Boeri any good?
post #21 of 50
I have a Boeri but I have noticed that my wife's Giro 9.9 is very light and she loves it.

My helmet is definately heavier then hers.
post #22 of 50
I see a lot of people with Boeri's, so they must be okay. I tried on the Boeri before I bought a Giro, but I wasn't satisfied with the fit in any size I tried. The Giros fit me great and are much lighter, IMO.
post #23 of 50
Phil, I was wondering how long it would take you -you old schooler you First Metrons, now the fuse.... What's goin' on here? I figured since I was wearing one, you would want one too!
post #24 of 50
I love my Giro Nine.9. Fits perfect, I wouldn't ski without it. Ever.

Not only b/c of the extra safety, I just find it much more comfortable even then any type of hat or beanie. It doesn't slide around and my goggles stay put. No itchiness either.
post #25 of 50
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog
Phil, I was wondering how long it would take you -you old schooler you First Metrons, now the fuse.... What's goin' on here? I figured since I was wearing one, you would want one too!
Yep, you figured it out..since you had one, I wanted one...yeah, thats it : .

Also remember too I am looking to get..gasp..in integrated binding too! Whats next..the Berlin Wall coming down? Disco returning (Disco in NOT dead...Disco is LIFE!!!! (Tony P.))?

BTW, I will take you up on the carrier.
post #26 of 50
Integrated bindings???? Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NOW a hard case to transport your skis? Your new name is "Techno-Phil"...
post #27 of 50
This is a link to last year's Ski Press review of helmuts.
http://www.skipressworld.com/us/en/m...No3/Prvw16.htm
post #28 of 50
http://www.steepandcheap.com/
if Pro tec fits here is one for less than $40
post #29 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirMack
true...but if made the difference between him wearing his helmet or a hat?

(and if the boy has 2 arc'teryx jackets, the extra C note on another helmet won't hurt that much...)
I can say that when his last helmet broke during the Christmas break, he wanted a new helmet that night. There was never a thought in his head of skiing without a helmet. He has been wearing one since age 6 he'll be 18 soon.

I guess I did something right.

Phil, I think you'll like the helmet. I wouldn't ski without mine. No one would know me.
post #30 of 50
Giro nine9 was tops in the consumer reports impact testing...not sure why anyone would consider another.
I had the choice of black or grey but my sister got a nine9 in Fernie today and chose from "tons" of colours.
Helmets = fun to decorate
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