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GS Helmet Question

post #1 of 20
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Looking for a good GS helmet for masters racing. The brands I have available are POC, Uvex and Scott. Helmet can not cost over 200USD so forget the high end POC for instance. Would it be dangerous to use a Trooper helmet?
post #2 of 20
Do you have the option to try them all on?
post #3 of 20
Go for the POC Skull X helmet- if it fits. I think its the best race option under $200 USD at $150.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by tdk6 View Post
Would it be dangerous to use a Trooper helmet?
Why would that be dangerous? In the helmet tests I've seen, Sweets helmets always come out at the top of the list.
post #5 of 20
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Go for the POC Skull X helmet- if it fits. I think its the best race option under $200 USD at $150.
Thats exactly what I was thinking. The thinner version costs over 350euros over here. The Skull X is very similair. Thanks for the tip.
post #6 of 20
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Why would that be dangerous? In the helmet tests I've seen, Sweets helmets always come out at the top of the list.
I was only thinking that it is more of a free ride helmet. And it has only soft flaps at the ears.
post #7 of 20
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Go for the POC Skull X helmet- if it fits. I think its the best race option under $200 USD at $150.
SRD what are the major differences between teh skull x and the comp? I haven't been able to persuade myself to spend $300 on teh Comp yet:
post #8 of 20
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SRD what are the major differences between teh skull x and the comp? I haven't been able to persuade myself to spend $300 on teh Comp yet:
The difference is a different construction resulting in a slightly thinner shell. When you look at it from the inside there is a honeycomb layer visiable. I dont see much difference in thickness. Last years teh skull x I can get for 100e.
post #9 of 20
I use a Scott WC Pro for GS and Super G. It's comfortable and warm. The only issue that I have is that it's kind of bulby (is that a word? haha)

Dennis
post #10 of 20
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This is the Sweet Protection Trooper helmet I just bought secondhand for wearing when I teach and do some free riding. But can I use it for top of the line masters GS?

http://www.tw-od.com/MidProductImage...nstergreen.jpg
post #11 of 20
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SRD what are the major differences between teh skull x and the comp? I haven't been able to persuade myself to spend $300 on teh Comp yet:
The Skull Comp uses a layer of aramid (kevlar) fiber under the shell for light weight penetration protection, it also used a fully lined Supracore shock absorbing layer, rubber helmet strap holder and a FIS ready metal clasp as well as a really nice helmet case.

The Skull X uses a metal mesh penetration barrier and forgoes the Supracore lining, metal clasp, rubberized strap holder and case.
post #12 of 20
One other note - you cannot use an "IN-MOLD" style helmet for GS racing or generally any soft sided helmet. One shot with a gate at speed and an in-mold helmet is shot.
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One other note - you cannot use an "IN-MOLD" style helmet for GS racing or generally any soft sided helmet. One shot with a gate at speed and an in-mold helmet is shot.
Great input here. This is the kind of information Im looking for. How do I spot in-mold and soft sided helmets? Are they the ones with styrofoam inside?
post #14 of 20
In-molds are "Bicycle" style helmets with a thin plastic shell and "styrofoam" style padding/structure. Any helmet without hard shell over the ears is out.
post #15 of 20
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In-molds are "Bicycle" style helmets with a thin plastic shell and "styrofoam" style padding/structure. Any helmet without hard shell over the ears is out.
Is this a in-mold helmet?
post #16 of 20
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Bought a helmet, Giro Talon. Do you guys have any experiance with the helmet in question? Is it safe to use for GS skiing?
post #17 of 20
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Bought a helmet, Giro Talon. Do you guys have any experiance with the helmet in question? Is it safe to use for GS skiing?
Looks to be a-ok
post #18 of 20
I use a Giro Strief (one model up from the Talon) and it works great. Lots of WCers use the Giro models. It's a great choice.:
post #19 of 20
I've Had s Giro talon for 2 yrs -- it 's fine , comfy warm but ventable , i bought one for my wife end of last season
post #20 of 20

Soft ear flaps

For junior racing in the US, the hard part of the helmet must cover the ears.
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