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Old 12-01-2009, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I got my melon banged pretty good out playin in the buggy yesterday nothing life threating but a really good knot and a bell ringer. So I'm a little more dizzy than in the past ! I had my full harness on but still got into the cage.

Here's the question :

I know trail helmets have been discussed before so whats the latest thoughts on wheelin non comp helmets ? I searched but most of the threads are older.
Those that are wearing helmets which do you prefer, whats seems safest , hows the comfort level ?

So far Im leaning towards the pro tec type helmets any one have any pointers of which pro tec their websites lists a lot models .
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i have a protec and a bern and i end up wearing my bern more. the bern seem more comfortable to me. i use my bern for my mountain bike, wheeler, and skiing i have the bern baker with the removable earliner for winter
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I had my full harness on but still got into the cage.
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when i wear one, which is rarely to never, I have a Giro Zero-9 snowboard helmet... not sure if it's certified or any good, but it has saved my melon on a few good snowboard jumps, i figure it's better than nothing.
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I have a Pro-Tec that I wear on occassion, it is fairly comfortable...unsure on the model number though.
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I wear a kayaking helmet - its light weight, and I can hear whats going on.
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Well I got my melon banged pretty good out playin in the buggy yesterday nothing life threating but a really good knot and a bell ringer. So I'm a little more dizzy than in the past ! I had my full harness on but still got into the cage.

Here's the question :

I know trail helmets have been discussed before so whats the latest thoughts on wheelin non comp helmets ? I searched but most of the threads are older.
Those that are wearing helmets which do you prefer, whats seems safest , hows the comfort level ?

So far Im leaning towards the pro tec type helmets any one have any pointers of which pro tec their websites lists a lot models .
Our whole family always has our skiing helmets handy.Try a ski/skate/snowboard shop the helmets are lightweight and offer decent protection.We also use the helmets for spotter's helmet's
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I wear a Pro-Tec Classic with the 2 stage liner (as opposed to the EPS/XPS liner), I was told the 2stage was lower profile against your head so I went that route. Its fairly comfortable, not heavy, and doesn't cover my ears.


I considered the real/motorcycle kind of helmet, but I tend to not wear the helmet most of the time anyway, Just on big stuff. So if its big, bulky, heavy, and hot, there's even less chance I will put it on.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ski/snowboard helmets tend to be insulated, and would be very warm for summer wheelin'....but I've worn mine in the winter.

A kayak/raft ProTec or a skateboarding helmet would be pretty good for summertime. I won't recommend any models...they're all shaped somewhat differently, as are our heads. You need to try before you buy, find one that's comfortable enough that you will want to wear it.

Also remember, that like a bike helmet, you can do some modifications or "foaming out" of your helmet to get it to fit better in loose spots.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sounds like I'll go by the Ski and skate shop and take a look. thanks for the input.
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Another vote for the Pro-Tec Classic. I got mine at here cofortable, light, comes in different sizes with different size padding. It also fits really well with my Oakley MX goggles.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The skateboard type helments work good. You still feel the wack, but it will be spread over a large area, so you don't get the knot. Try out a few shops and get one you really really like so you will wear it. It needs to fit low on your head

http://www.s-onestore.com/servlet/th...t--dsh-/Detail

Good idea to give one to the spotter

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Pro-tec all the way

All of ours have been mod'd to velcro the Blueant speaker, and boom over your ear. I routinely wear it on the trail, 1. cause its comfortable, 2. cause its got the Blueant so I'm not yelling for no reason what-so-ever.

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I wear a rockclimbing helmet. Super light.

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Another vote for Pro-Tec. I've got a Pro-Tec Classic. It's very light-weight and comfortable. I don't wear it all the time, but I keep it within arms reach so I can grab it quick when I'm about to do something stupid.
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All of ours have been mod'd to velcro the Blueant speaker, and boom over your ear. I routinely wear it on the trail, 1. cause its comfortable, 2. cause its got the Blueant so I'm not yelling for no reason what-so-ever.

Care to show us your Blueant mod?
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my next trail helmet will be the extended 1/2 in carbon fiber.
http://www.carbonfiberbikerhelmets.c...othelmets.html
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I snagged on of these at a local outdoor shop.

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I hardly notice it and it gives some peace of mind.
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Where did you find a helmet to fit that big ol' over inflated ego head of yours ...edit: handsome over inflated
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Care to show us your Blueant mod?
You're looking at it in the pic.

I took and cut out a piece of Polycarbonate (Lexan) in the shape of a "football" Drilled a couple speed holes to let air/heat out around your ear, and a couple holes though it and the helmet to bolt it on the right side. Before I bolted the Lexan on I layed it over a 1.75" piece of tube and heated it with a heatgun to curve it a bit to match the radius of the Pro-tec helmet. Then glued the velcro disc to the inside of the Lexan and attached the ear speaker. The glued velco looked ugly from the backside so I stuck a PolyPerformance sticker over it on the outside.


The Blueant Reciever mount is screwed onto the right rear of the the helmet.
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