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post #31 of 49
Giro Nine. It fits. That's what makes it good. The removable vents make it better.
post #32 of 49

Marker Cheetah...

...XLNT fit, comfortable, warm but well vented (you can open the vents when you need them), well designed and built (equals maximum protection), solid buckle system, fairly aero, it will accept either a slalom guard or DH face guard...
post #33 of 49
Thread Starter 
Boy the Giros sure are popular. Usually that is because of value , fit and protection expected.
I like the remarks about the Giro and the Boeri having differant fits of head shapes as the Boeri was said to fit the rounder heads and the Giro the narrower.
I'll defifitely have to look at the Markers also.They have some interesting features for personal tastes and uses. Like the headphone,and Bluetooth conectivity
Thanks for so much good input .
post #34 of 49
If you want a really good, high end helmet go to www.sweet.no. They make helmets that are lighter and with a lot less volume than anyone else that I know of. The top model, called the Rooster is made of carbon fiber. Sweet Protection is a Norwegian company, but I think they have distributors in the US.
post #35 of 49
I have a Giro Talon (which is similar to the Sestriere mentioned earlier).

Fit is the key factor, though obviously you're not going to be able to figure out what fits your head by asking what fits someone else's. I had very few choices in race-type helmets, since most brands don't go large enough to fit me.
post #36 of 49
Marker Cheetah
post #37 of 49
Ok I've been wondering what the deal is with the visors. What do they do? Or are they just so you look cool?!
post #38 of 49
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Ok I've been wondering what the deal is with the visors. What do they do? Or are they just so you look cool?!
block falling snow from getting on your goggles and turning into droplets all over them. also they look cool, and they help deflect tree branches.
post #39 of 49
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block falling snow from getting on your goggles and turning into droplets all over them. also they look cool, and they help deflect tree branches.
thats the reason im going to get the giro g10 MX. Does anyone have this helmet, and what do you do when you want to raise your goggles for a gondi or tram ride. or to let the vent while on the lift.
post #40 of 49
K2 Blackhawk! Integrated spherical lens goggles, lightweight and as warm or cool as you want it to be with easy "glove on" one handed vent control. Make sure to get the "flat light" lens as all the other lenses are useless when it's snowing(voice of experience). Only downside is it's expensive.

As others have said, make sure of the fit.
post #41 of 49
Funny, I've found the Boeri to fit my long, narrow head perfectly while the Giro's are too round. Stick out on either side. Goes to show you need to try 'em on.

About the construction concern: Some threads from Trekchick this summer have great links to sites that discuss design/materials/medical issues. Worth searching out. My sense is that it's less about the outer shell per se and more about how the head moves around inside upon impact.
post #42 of 49
Giro Flint SC...
because it makes me look fast...even in the lodge...
because it was cheap
because it fits beautifully
because I hit the trees..and like the teeth I have..... and my current state of consciousness
post #43 of 49
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Giro Flint SC...
because it makes me look fast...even in the lodge...
because it was cheap
because it fits beautifully
because I hit the trees..and like the teeth I have..... and my current state of consciousness

.......And it works as a slalom helmet too!
post #44 of 49
I wear a Leedom Prophet. It's warm when I want it to be but I can close the vents easily. The ear covers are removeable for spring skiing. It's very lightweight (at least I think so) and I think it looks pretty cool too. Mine is black. They can apparently be had for pretty cheap now too (I think this is last years model or something. It might even be the same one I have from 2 years ago)

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/2...rt-Helmet.html
post #45 of 49
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Funny, I've found the Boeri to fit my long, narrow head perfectly while the Giro's are too round. Stick out on either side. Goes to show you need to try 'em on.

About the construction concern: Some threads from Trekchick this summer have great links to sites that discuss design/materials/medical issues. Worth searching out. My sense is that it's less about the outer shell per se and more about how the head moves around inside upon impact.
This seems to be the prevailing theme
Go out and try these on for yourself. It is very helpfull to get advice and owner input. Now when I go shopping I have some great ideas and lots of notes to take with me to get the models all straight.
I am thinking to go to stores and see which fits and sort through them and then see what a good price is . I can't see buying one online until I am aware of the proper fit of the type and style I decide on.So the neighbor hood ski shop could very well have one at a reasonable price .I just need to find out what reasonable is.
post #46 of 49
When I go helmet shopping , I stick to top quality helmets and don't worry about who made it. Fit and feel are my guidelines. Peripheral vision is very important to me as is ventilation. Buy the best brain bucket you can afford.
post #47 of 49
Mine...I dont wear the visor, in fact when I called Salomon they didnt even know if one was ever available... This Helmet originally retailed for close to $300, since it is an 03'-04' model it can be found for less than $80 now.
post #48 of 49
I went with the Boeri Tactic and I'm glad I did. It fits (me) better than most of the others.The venting is great...I've never had to take the plugs out (and lose them). I just push open the sliders while wearing the helmet...instant adjustment.

Personal preferance...the helmet looks like a race/ski helmet. So do some of the other brands like Leedom, etc. I just don't care for those that look like glorified bicycle helmets. I wear a bike helmet when I bike...don't like the way they look then, either.
post #49 of 49
This is my favorite ski helmet. It's a official USAAF Type B-5 Winter Flying Helmet from the Army Air Corps. Heck, if it's good enough for Air Force pilots when flying in cold weather, it sure as hell must be good enough for me when I'm flying down the slopes.


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