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post #31 of 36

I have both the Rooster and the Trooper helmet. Both are great, but the Rooster is the best imo. Made of carbon fiber, and unless it cracks, doesn't need to be replaced after impact (which is the case with many other helmets). The Trooper and the Rocker are identical helmets. They only differ in color + the Rooster has a goggle strap holder at the back.
post #32 of 36
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
so basically they really aren't in the business of making safer helmets, just coming up with new certifications and then charging people to download the legalese of said certifications...

i was looking up the SNELL standards and the only snowboard/ski helmet to meet their qualifications is no longer in production!
The charge for specs is an ad hoc way to pay for the standards bodies to exist. It dates back to the days before the internet, when they sold paper copies. Practically speaking, 99% of the users of the standards are businesses that want to be able to certify they meet the standard, and there is no other mechanism (e.g. membership) to get industry to pay for the standards.

Unfortunately, I doubt it never occured to anyone that consumers might want to know what is in a standard. The existing system is so entrenched it would be very hard to figure out a way to give consumers free access (other than maybe an honor system).

Standards can be good or worthless -- it all depends on who was on the committee that wrote them.
post #33 of 36
I'm gettin a Giro G10 MX w/audio, they look sick and fit A-frames nicely. Right now I have an OVO that is pretty good but I want something new with audio.
post #34 of 36

legal FIS/USSA

When you wade through the regs, you will find a 2006 FIS update that states:

"for that particular discipline"

My interpretation of this is that the helmet must meet the specified (as stated by the manfacturer), intent of use.

For instance POC does have an SL helmet with a very slight visor.

POC also has more "generic" race helmets with no visor but you can add an SL chin guard.

I think the key here is that you would be able to use the "generic" helmet in GS/SG .... but you would have to take off the SL guard; it is no longer specific.

The "ski/boarder" cross helmets with the radical visors would not be legal in the alpine events since they are not .... "for that particular discipline .."

Tend to agree with this approach since I wouldn't want to take a rolling fall at speed with anything that can twist the neck.
post #35 of 36
Originally Posted by NorSkier View Post
Made of carbon fiber, and unless it cracks, doesn't need to be replaced after impact (which is the case with many other helmets).
Does the manufacturer really claim this? Helmets neet to be replaced after an impact because the foam inside the shell PERMANETLY deforms in order to disipate the energy fo the impact, not solely because of damage to the shell.
post #36 of 36
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Two things.

1. Try a bunch on
2. Bring your goggles.
Exactly waht he said.
Or, if your goggles are pretty common, they might have them at the shop. Saves you the hassle of bringing them. If you're just running over on your lunch break, etc.
I new they were carrying Oakleys where I got my helmet, so it was easy.

Oh, and be patient... :
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