Originally Posted by Dan Lukes
1. What is helmet construction like, similar to maybe bicycle helmet, or motorcycle helmet? Are Race helmets any more protective than normal helmets?
2. Why are the goggle fitting against the helmet important (along the forehead)?
1. depends, there are 'InMold' helmets and 'hardshell' helmets, the inmold helmets are like bike helmets, the hardshell helmets have, surprise, a hard plastic shell with a polystyrene inner crush zone. Race helmets usually do offer more protection by having deeper coverage and no large venting holes.
2. Helmet/goggle fit is very important because it effects comfort and vision and sometimes breathing... and it makes you look silly if your sporting a large gap along your forehead.