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post #31 of 50
the fuse and 9 are identical except the vents/plugs
post #32 of 50
Thread Starter 
Helmet arrived. Fits like a..well..helmet. I always had a Giro helmot for cycling, so I like the fit.

Max,

Jim wacked his head last week too, now he has one. If you see him up on the mountain, he (and his wife) are both helmet heads.
post #33 of 50

large dome

I've got a BIG head, and not exactly round either.

The Fuse was the only helmet I could get my head into comfortably. I bought one and I'm pretty happy with it. A bit weird looking.

The Fuse and the 9 are not exactly identical. I had hoped to get a 9 but it sat on top of my head like a cup cake. There is a bit of a difference fit-wise. I agree its important to try it before you buy it.
post #34 of 50
The only issue I have with the Fuse is that the ear straps whistle in the wind when skiing at speed. Other than that, it is a great helmet.

Mike
post #35 of 50

nine9 vs fuse

So there is a descrepancy on this board - is the nine.9 and the fuse identical?

My head much to my dissapointment said no - front to back I found the fuse a bit tighter than the nine.9. I would prefer to have the fuse venting for convenience.

Anyone know of Gyro's intents to bring the fuse venting mechanism to a nine9 fitting helmet?
post #36 of 50
[quote=cjb]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!!![/QUOTE]

Your skull won't crack but your neck will snap in two.
post #37 of 50
My Nine.9 arrived today from REI. Fits great - XL (the shop only had Large). Got the Breast cancer one - white w/ silver flames and pink trim.
post #38 of 50
This is a bit off topic but I didn't want to start a new thread. I'm wondering what the difference is between ski and snowboard helmets. I kept seeing helmets being advertised as for one or the other. Is there a real difference or is it just all advertising gimicks?
post #39 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelato
This is a bit off topic but I didn't want to start a new thread. I'm wondering what the difference is between ski and snowboard helmets.
Styling. Or, should I say, stylin'.
post #40 of 50
if you guys like Giro's you should check out the new 2005 Leedom Prophet

you can buy one now for $83 on sale (retails for $140) at Snowleopard.biz

it's like a cross between a Nine and a Fuse

fits like the Nine, has vents like the Fuse and it got rated highest for safety

I just got one to replace my cracked Nine

it's sweet

http://www.leedomhelmets.com/helmets.php
post #41 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by SquawMan
if you guys like Giro's you should check out the new 2005 Leedom Prophet
Ummmm, so does that mean that if I still like my Nine better than the Prophet, does that mean that The Prophet in its own land is without honor?
post #42 of 50
I wear a giro pneumo medium bike helmet. It fits tight. Will a medium giro nine.9 fit me?
post #43 of 50
I find the Fuse and the 9 are a size apart...so even their ski helmets don't fit the same so I wouldn't go by the size of your Pneumo. BTW, I use a Pneumo too.

I wound up going with Carrera because the goggles and helmets mate *perfectly*.
post #44 of 50
for SquawMan-
does the Leedom Prophet have removable ear pieces that snap in and out like the Giro?

Guy
post #45 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstraw
I find the Fuse and the 9 are a size apart...so even their ski helmets don't fit the same so I wouldn't go by the size of your Pneumo. BTW, I use a Pneumo too.

I wound up going with Carrera because the goggles and helmets mate *perfectly*.
Ok, what should I go by? It's hard for me to try them on. I want to get a nine.9 auidio on sale from REI.

Size m pnuemo is tight. I should order medium nine9, right?
post #46 of 50
Thread Starter 
Report after 4 days with the helmet....It was a non-issue. I didn't even notice it was there. I did have an instance when I was in the woods, as I was going through some lower branches, I used my helmet to knock them away. I would never have used my head/hat.
post #47 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by LewBob
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
I think is the same thickness as the Nine.9 - I dropped mine two seasons agp (like an idiot savant - I put it on the roof of my rent-a-car) from maybe 3 feet total drop. I took it to the ski shop (Snowbird), and the guy in the know said everything structural is fine, took a 10X magnifier (like big jeweler's loupe) and checked the shell at the point of impact and saw some cosmetic stratches, not any cracks. I never had any problem with it (skiing through trees, high-speed cruisers, short chutes, etc.), but finally it got too funky and stanky. It had a neat sticker - "Never Summer - Always Winter" but I seemed to have misplaced that sticker set. Now I have a Giro Flint RC without the visor and chinguard, it was tight when I bought it but seems to have loosened up some. I like the Flint because there are no pads (line the Nine) and removeable earflaps to lose, and it has plenty of ventilation for me. Like the Fuse, it has a lever on top (not in the rear like the Fuse) with all open, half-open, and closed vents. The Fuse has more ventilation that the Flint RC, but not that much to worry about.
post #48 of 50
I to am a recent helmet believer and purchased the K2 Blackhawk One with the integrated google. Overall I would say I like the helmet experience and having had it save my noggin at Snowbird in Feb it has already paid dividends!
post #49 of 50
powdog,

Any paddings for the ear on the Giro Flint SC? Or is the ear all alone in that uninsulated chamber hearing all that howling wind pass by?
post #50 of 50
[quote=Bonni]
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjb
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!!![/QUOTE]

Your skull won't crack but your neck will snap in two.
I wonder who had the helmet on when it was tested by someone hitting it with the 16lb hammer?
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