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Giro 9 Helmet Problem ??

post #1 of 13
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Have worn a Giro 9 helmet for many years.   Just bought a new one and used yesterday.  Helmet forced my goggles down and almost completely cut off breathing through me nose.  This was a problem yesterday as it was 7 degrees and was wearing a turtlefur head and face cover.  Made breathing a bit difficult.   check helmet fit closely at home today and seem the new helmets foam forces the goggles down.  Used my Smith goggles I have used for years, Phenon turbo, also put on my non-turbo goggles and although problem was diminished a little the helmet still was off.

 

Anyone have any comments or similar problems?  I could cut the foam out a little in front but thinking maybe I better take back and get another helmet.

 

comments appreciated.

post #2 of 13

My current helmet is a Giro.  I tried a ton of goggles and finally gave up and bought Giro goggles that the site said fit my particular helmet model.  Spent a lot of time and money on shipping and returns before I got to this stage. 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

My current helmet is a Giro.  I tried a ton of goggles and finally gave up and bought Giro goggles that the site said fit my particular helmet model.  Spent a lot of time and money on shipping and returns before I got to this stage. 



sibhusky did you have the problem I am having?  Last 2 years have used the Smith Phenon Turbo and really like them when I have to do some hiking up, in or out.

post #4 of 13

I had exactly the same experience.  I love my 9.9 so when I saw a new one at deep discount at our local ski swap I grabbed it quick in case my old one gets damaged.  I can't get my goggles to work with the new one and I can't take it back, so I'm stuck.  I'll take a look at the Giro goggles, but I'm not too interested in spending more money on stuff that doesn't work.  

 

Sibhusky, would you let us know how the Giro goggles work with the helmet?

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

I had exactly the same experience.  I love my 9.9 so when I saw a new one at deep discount at our local ski swap I grabbed it quick in case my old one gets damaged.  I can't get my goggles to work with the new one and I can't take it back, so I'm stuck.  I'll take a look at the Giro goggles, but I'm not too interested in spending more money on stuff that doesn't work.  

 

Sibhusky, would you let us know how the Giro goggles work with the helmet?


Thanks  Sibhusky and Posaune, thought I was losing it, glad to know it was not the shape of my head alone.  Betty be nice to know which goggles you found that worked although I think I will go for another helmet if I can get my money back.  Posaune are you skiing yet, pretty cold Steven and Crystal should be getting some good flakes.
 

post #6 of 13

Had the same issue.  First pair I got (Bolle, a newer version of a pair that had fit) was making it hard to breathe.  Sent those back for goggles for a smaller face.  They cut my side vision off too much.  Switched brands, Nose issue again.  Finally went to the Giro site, found that (at the time) you could look at the goggles offered and there was a mention of which helmets they were compatible with.  I have the Giro Streif.    The goggles were the "Root Spherical". 

 

By the way, there was another thread about the 9 already.

 

 

Edit...I looked on the Giro site, could find no "this goes with that" stuff anymore.  And, of course, the Root isn't there anymore either.  I think it's roughly like this one:  http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/goggles/ski/basis-4546.html  Notice there is not a lot of "upper" frame. 


Edited by sibhusky - 11/22/10 at 4:11pm
post #7 of 13
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Thanks folks will try to get my $ back, sell on Epic, buy new goggles and sell my Smith turbos - ugh - why can't someone not do this.

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Posaune are you skiing yet, pretty cold Steven and Crystal should be getting some good flakes.

 

Went skiing yesterday and today.  It's quite cold, 6 degrees today.  I understand that Crystal has very low coverage, and Stevens isn't open at all.  Baker, where I skied, has a limited amount of runs open, but the snow is really good.  We're looking at a big dump coming our way over the weekend so things should improve.
 

post #9 of 13

Had the same issue. I left my original Giro 9 in Kashmir in February 2008 and bought a replacement several months later.  The new Giro 9 is lower across the brow, forcing my goggles down on the the bridge of my nose.  I'm taking a sander to the helmet before I pack my bags for Tahoe in January.

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Had the same issue. I left my original Giro 9 in Kashmir in February 2008 and bought a replacement several months later.  The new Giro 9 is lower across the brow, forcing my goggles down on the the bridge of my nose.  I'm taking a sander to the helmet before I pack my bags for Tahoe in January.



thought 0f  that too, do you think sanding the foam off would be better than cutting it off.  Bondi fond memories and some really vivid ones of that beach.

post #11 of 13

Either will be messy (dust).  Cleanest would be to rig a hot wire to cut it (ignoring carcogenic fumes from molten plastic).  I've got both orbital and belt sanders, so it will take all of 5 seconds to grind and 10 minutes to clean up the mess.

 

Bondi was sweet this morning, sunny (24C), warm water (19C), just an absence of any decent surf (so I went for a long paddle, headland to headland to get some exercise).

post #12 of 13

Before you go and cut up your helmet you should try to adjust the vertical fit. The short video from Giro shows how to do it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LfJwlHXK-4Q

post #13 of 13

I used some thick foam rubber weatherstripping tape inside my helmet to bump it up about a quarter inch resulting in perfect goggle clearance.  I got the idea from another thread here on epic. 

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