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Anyone here ski with a full-face helmet?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
LOL....its been a few days that there hasn't been any helmet discussions, so what the heck, its a very popular topic.


Seriously anyone else either than myself and Mr.TC ski with a full faced helmet? Why yes or why not? Have you? Would you?
post #2 of 26
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I do, it offers me more protection, I do not believe the hearsay that I am increasing my chances for neck injury (there is really no evidence at all to support this), it adds a little more warmth, it does not obstruct my view, and it looks cool. The only gripes are trying to use a cell phone, walkie, eating, or having a drink can be a PITA or impossible. It also means you have to speak/yell a lot louder for others to hear you especially while skiing.
post #3 of 26
for big mountain comps...yes I wear a full-face.

for general everyday freeskiing....no. Richie already mentioned all the reasons why I don't wear them everyday (i.e. talking, hearing, drinking, etc is all empaired. plus they are too warm IMO and lend themselves to fogging your goggles more when hiking). Plus I really don't think they look cool....kind of poser-ish actually. Just my opinion of course.

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post #4 of 26
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Yeah I can see them fogging up the goggles if one were to hike in them, sometime while on a lift line mine fog a bit but then I just flip the goggles up.

Anything compared to you is poseurish TS...I mean you are the only person that I have had any contact of any form with that jumps the cliffs you do....so you dont count, same thing if Bode were to come on here. I would really look like a poseur next to him...what with my ~60mph straightlines as opposed to his 100+mph in flight! Its all relative.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Anything compared to you is poseurish TS...I mean you are the only person that I have had any contact of any form with that jumps the cliffs you do....so you dont count, same thing if Bode were to come on here. I would really look like a poseur next to him...what with my ~60mph straightlines as opposed to his 100+mph in flight! Its all relative.
haha...honestly, my post above wasn't very well written. What I really meant to say when I said in my earlier post that full-faces look kind of poseur-ish.....is that I feel like a poseur when I wear them. They look a little too bad-ass IMO and I much prefer understated.
post #6 of 26
Too hot, fogs goggles, too big for throwing on your pack while skiing/hiking, can't get an Avalung mouthpiece in your mouth, completely unnecessary unless you're competing in some Comp or trying to protect your beautiful model face.
post #7 of 26
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...or trying to protect your beautiful model face.
oooh... ZING!!!
post #8 of 26
To be clear MrTC is a geek. He wears an actual full face motorcycle helmet when he skis because he races motorcycle, feels comfortable with a motorcycle helmet. He looks like anything BUT a poseur. The coolest thing about him is that he's not cool, and he doesn't care that he's not cool.

If you asked him why he wears a motorcycle helmet when he skis, he'd say, "Because they were cheap and I had extras in the race trailer"


Picture as evidence that Mr TC is not a poseur
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
To be clear MrTC is a geek.
you crack me up.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
you crack me up.
Next time you see bklyn, ask her. She'll back me up!
post #11 of 26
off topic: trek, what is the weight etc like on those motorcycle helmets. I am really really really really trying to keep my head safe this year and I would think that a motorcycle helmet would probably offer much more protection than a standard one. anybody correct me if i'm wrong.

on topic: yes richie, I will be, for the first time, skiing with a full face this season.
post #12 of 26
The MC helmets I have are really prone to fogging in cold air if you're not moving. I could live with the weight, but I find the peripheral vision is relatively poor. I think Mr. TC is truly in a class of his own, and it should stay that way.

OTOH, nice jacket!
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
off topic: trek, what is the weight etc like on those motorcycle helmets. I am really really really really trying to keep my head safe this year and I would think that a motorcycle helmet would probably offer much more protection than a standard one. anybody correct me if i'm wrong.

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With or without the weight of Mr TC's fat head

Seriously, they are solid protection. He races Enduros. See TR here

According to him(I'm no expert) Motorcycle helmets are getting lighter weight and stronger (2-3 lbs). He has a preference to shoei Helmets, but there are a lot of good brands out there.


From my perspective, I'm glad he wears a helmet, no matter what he wears so I keep my big yap shut.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
The MC helmets I have are really prone to fogging in cold air if you're not moving. I could live with the weight, but I find the peripheral vision is relatively poor. I think Mr. TC is truly in a class of his own, and it should stay that way.

OTOH, nice jacket!
Because of Enduros, they are getting better about the fogging.
As for the remainder of you comment, I won't argue.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
off topic: trek, what is the weight etc like on those motorcycle helmets. I am really really really really trying to keep my head safe this year and I would think that a motorcycle helmet would probably offer much more protection than a standard one. anybody correct me if i'm wrong.

on topic: yes richie, I will be, for the first time, skiing with a full face this season.
I have read many arguments that a ski helmet should be at least as good as a motorsports helmet since you are talking about the same kinds of speeds and forces; and I agree. However I am a bit weary of using an MX helmet simply due to size and the weight. Also the way I ski, falling at high speeds is not out of the question...so just picture a bobble-head, then I feel my neck may be put at some unnecessary risk.

There are some super high end motorsports helmets out there that are made of carbon fiber and or Kevlar and have all the protection without all the neck snapping weight....last I checked prices were in the $1K range.
post #16 of 26
RR do you have a Leatt Brace yet? If not, you'd better get on it.
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
No I dont!!!! Wow, and here I am wondering what to buy next!!!!!! Duh!

I think she can buy it for me along with some Asterisk knee braces, the Xmas list has begun!
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

There are some super high end motorsports helmets out there that are made of carbon fiber and or Kevlar and have all the protection without all the neck snapping weight....last I checked prices were in the $1K range.
links?
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
Sorry dont have any since I'm not shopping (amazing isn't it), google it, I am sure it will be easy to find.

wow 3k posts....I need a life.
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Just did a quick look, it seems that the prices of CF helmets have come down significantly, you can get one for about $300 now.
post #21 of 26
Actually now that I think about it doesn't seth ski with a TLD motox helmet?
post #22 of 26
car helmets are rated for multiple impacts, whereas motorcycle helmets are designed for single impact... just sayin... not that i use either for skiing (have a track helmet, though, for my car)
post #23 of 26
I'm assuming full face is not the same as helmet + chin guard?
post #24 of 26
I wear a fullface MX helmet on occasion. Sometimes I feel like wearing it and sometimes I don't.

Google fog is sometimes an issue, sadly the colder it is the more fogging seems to be an issue, but the colder it is the more comfortable the fullface feels.

I like it best for storm sking in tight tree and rock terrain. I feel very safe.

But usualy I ski without a helmet and have to listen to people telling me I should be wearing one?

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post #25 of 26
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I'm assuming full face is not the same as helmet + chin guard?
Most helmet+chinguard combos are made for slalom racing. The chin guard is only designed to deflect the race gates so they don't knock you in the chin/nose.

The Sweet helmet looks like an exception. Plus I like its dropped chin - the normal mx style ones I don't like b/c they obstruct my vision in the steeps. Plus FF are too hot for me. I sweat in a fully vented regular helmet.
post #26 of 26
Using a full-face while rocking Flatton in a Spyder jacket.

You're living the cliche that describes Stratton.
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