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New Helmet time

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Ok, its time for me to buy a new helmet. Other than finding the least ugliest thing to put on my head, what else am I looking for?

any suggestions?
post #2 of 26
check out www.pocski.com
post #3 of 26
safety is a good thing to look at
price is a good thing to look at
adjustable ventilation is a good thing
oh guess what

www.overstock.com has leedom prophets still that were rated and ranked at the top of pretty much all these categories
post #4 of 26
linda,

check out the evogear.com site. they have some great deals on all their stock ski and boarding goods. if you call their toll free number and ask for their "good will" discount they may give you another 20-30% off their listed discounted price. i've bought a lot of gear from them and saved about 50% off msrp. NOTE: i have no affiliation with evogear.com.

they have the tara dakides protec helmet my wife chose; she liked the shape and the powder blue color <g>. i got the protec stealth travis rice helmet. they're great helmets, but don't buy them for their speaker system because their sound reproduction is pathetic. does anyone know if the giro 'tune ups' speakers are any good?

here's the link: http://www.evogear.com/Snowboard%20S..._1564_257.aspx

good luck,

keith
post #5 of 26
$140 Leedom helmet for $34.95 at sierra trading post.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/2...rt-Helmet.html
post #6 of 26
Goggle fit.

ssh put it rather well in the gear FAQ, one of the topmost (sticky) threads in this forum.

PS you're in Nashua; I'd check with Proctor Jones before paying for shipping.
post #7 of 26
I wouldn't buy online - at least with out trying it on. You want something that disappears on your head. Find something that fits, and then wory about style.
post #8 of 26
Julia Mancuso wears the POC helmet - they look great on her. Kinda like the iPod or iMac of helmets!
post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluemonkeyglider
$140 Leedom helmet for $34.95 at sierra trading post.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/2...rt-Helmet.html
They say "currently not available" on that helmet.

I have that exact helmet. It's not bad but is kind of round and old school looking now.

Leedoms run small. Order them one size larger than you think you need.
post #10 of 26
POC's are big $$$$.

If you like er .... a ... wild "tech" type ... take a look at Ovo. But I'd try it on before I ordered. My buddy was a rep so I bought one, but the liner isn't comfortable ... got lot's of comments on it, but it rides in the back of the truck as a spare.
post #11 of 26
The POC Skull X is $149 Not to bad if your head is worth it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
POC's are big $$$$.

If you like er .... a ... wild "tech" type ... take a look at Ovo. But I'd try it on before I ordered. My buddy was a rep so I bought one, but the liner isn't comfortable ... got lot's of comments on it, but it rides in the back of the truck as a spare.
post #12 of 26
Something that fits well and is comfortable should be one of your top priorities. Otherwise you may not want to wear it all day. I like the Giro Nine 9.
post #13 of 26
fit, fit and fit;... it doesn't matter one iota if the best helmet in the world fits like a lamp shade; look at several quality brands and try them on; helmets are sort of like boots in that each make will fit slightly different; after figuring out which brands fit snug (but not too tight) try a few different models on; i found it was a good idea to take a family member along as they you can tell from their facial reactions which ones don't look totally dorky (or, depending on the strength of the cruelty gene in your family, which one makes you look like an extra from "Planet of the Apes"); remember, while you don't want to look like an idiot, and would prefer to have something which looks sort of funky, the main reason you're buying a helmet in the first place, is to possibly SAVE YOUR LIFE when things go horribly wrong.
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
I am actually looking for a race helmet.

the two that I want, no one has anymore. the Marker Cheetah in Chrome Blue...(red wont match and black isreally ugly) and the Carrera Explorer 2.5 in deep blue.

I went to Proctors the other night...as well as Egon Zimmermans but neither had any racing helmets. at least, none that fit right. VK is going to look up in Lincoln tomorrow.

but I definetly want to at least try one on before ordering over the internet.

I've been bucking this helmet idea for waaay to long now, and it was my b-day a couple days ago, and VK asked me what I wanted. I reluctantly said "a helmet, I guess... cause I know I'll be needing one. His are way too big for me. So I decided it would be a good prezzie.

it was either that for my b-day or a bread machine. But i would look kinda funny coming down the hill with a bread machine on my head....
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
I like the helmets with shape...I dont want to look like a bowling ball. I find the POCs look like a bobble head specially the white one...1970's motorcycle helmet look...

and WHERE are the ratings...like crash or impact ratings, or protection ratings or something? I cant find them on any of the manufacturers sites. Are all helmets considered "safe enough?" or are there varying degrees of helmet "safeness?"

this is the number one thing I am looking for. As I get faster and faster, I realize I need one, 'specially if I end up doing alot of racing.
post #16 of 26
Warmth is one thing I'd look for. I bought a Leedom Prophet online, they have a measurement system on their website, and it fits perfect, really comfortable, but it's too damn cold. I wore it 3 days and don't even bring it with me anymore cuz I don't like a cold head and my hat is much warmer. If I buy another I'd make sure it keeps my head warm. Maybe I'll buy something with no vents and use my Leedom in the spring.
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
That is a concern of mine, as well. the marker has adjustable venting, but the carrera has no adjustments. my BFs Briko doesn't have adjustable vents either, and it is really really warm. in the spring, take it off on the lift....
post #18 of 26
Snell S-98 and related standards here and here.

I found this bit interesting:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snell Memorial Foundation
Both Snell and CEN specify coverage. The table shows the relative placements of the test lines that limit where the various flat, hemispherical and edge surface impacts can be sited. Lower is generally better and, as can be seen, although the front test lines are virtually the same, the CEN lines are almost an inch lower than Snell's on the sides of the head while Snell is about 5/8" lower than CEN in the rear.
post #19 of 26
I love my Uvex helmet.
post #20 of 26
I am real happy with my Giro Fuse and my wife likes her Giro MX9. It depends what fits your head.
post #21 of 26
I have the Boeri Tactic. I agree with the poster above that you have to try on first and then buy. I so wanted to buy the Giro Nine or Fuse but the fit was just not right. Tried a Boeri Steez, no good, then the Tactic and eureka I found my helmet!

Good website for helmet reviews and ratings: http://www.skihelmets.com/

Marc
post #22 of 26
COMFORT COMFORT COMFORT.

Go to local shops and try on all brands.

The different brands all make good products. Prices are all comparable.

Buy the one that fits your head best. You'll be wearing it alot. Make sure it feels great on your head.

The one that fit me best was the briko forerunner. Ugly but super-comfy. Boeri, Leedom, etc. didn't fit me well at all.
post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaA
I like the helmets with shape...I dont want to look like a bowling ball. I find the POCs look like a bobble head specially the white one...1970's motorcycle helmet look...

and WHERE are the ratings...like crash or impact ratings, or protection ratings or something? I cant find them on any of the manufacturers sites. Are all helmets considered "safe enough?" or are there varying degrees of helmet "safeness?"

this is the number one thing I am looking for. As I get faster and faster, I realize I need one, 'specially if I end up doing alot of racing.
I saw POC at ISPO and they have many other new models/ I can email you pics if you like. Bear in mind if you do race you want a hardshell type helmet ( metal clasp ) in-mold design are useless after an impact (especially gate hits), and offer limited or no penatration protection. Also race helmets do not have "soft sides". POC also won the VOLVO design awards and exceed all the European safety standards according to the girl at the stand. Clearly with Mancuso they are FIS compliant.

But as other posters have said FIT is the most important part, then perhaps ventilation and weight- safety factors aside.

If you go for racing go for a hardshell.
post #24 of 26

New from POC at ISPO





post #25 of 26


How Hot is Julia! Not a 70's biker here!
post #26 of 26
The Giro 9 or Giro Fuse. Leedom Prophet.

For something different, check out Bern helmets. There's one model with a short brim on the front.

www.bernunlimited.com I think.
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