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    So I had an off and a resulting concussion. out for about 1 week.
    Dumbass me goes swimming another week later, does a cannon ball, and gets concussed AGAIN! so 2 in 3 weeks. Now I'm sitting on the couch for about 4 weeks now, and finally feeling better. So....

    I need a new helmet with the best protection for XC and the occasional beginner trails at downhill parks. No jumping.

    I was thinking something with a chin guard like the MET parachute and the old switchbacks, or maybe the Casco Viper.
    All seem like you have to go over seas to buy one.
    What is available here with MORE protection, at least the ears, cheecks and possible the chin/front face.
    Thanks

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    post concussion helmet choice

    Giro Feature
    POC Trebac
    Bell Super
    TLD A1

    Whichever fits best.
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    Nothing will help with concussion, helmets just keep lacerations off your head and your brains inside your skull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    Nothing will help with concussion, helmets just keep lacerations off your head and your brains inside your skull.
    Prevent, no.
    Help, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Prevent, no.
    Help, yes.
    Agreed, shiggy. The purpose of any eps liner is to take energy out of an impact. Furthermore check out the new tech a new company has developed from concussion research...
    6D Helmets

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    you may also want to look at the new MIPS helmets (POC has a MIPS version of their Trabec). iirc, i read somewhere that the brain experiences both linear and angular acceleration in most impacts (this makes sense---very few impacts involve a perfectly linear motion like a woodpecker pecking on a tree)

    i think the MIPS system is supposed to help reduce the angular component
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    Quote Originally Posted by dth656 View Post
    you may also want to look at the new MIPS helmets (POC has a MIPS version of their Trabec). iirc, i read somewhere that the brain experiences both linear and angular acceleration in most impacts (this makes sense---very few impacts involve a perfectly linear motion like a woodpecker pecking on a tree)

    i think the MIPS system is supposed to help reduce the angular component
    This. After messing up my face I've been researching helmets and my next one will have MIPS. MIPS | Safest helmets in the market

    Quote Originally Posted by little851 View Post
    Agreed, shiggy. The purpose of any eps liner is to take energy out of an impact. Furthermore check out the new tech a new company has developed from concussion research...
    6D Helmets
    These are cool but still only see motorcycle helmets which aren't as safe for biking as helmets specifically designed for biking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    This. After messing up my face I've been researching helmets and my next one will have MIPS. MIPS | Safest helmets in the market


    These are cool but still only see motorcycle helmets which aren't as safe for biking as helmets specifically designed for biking.
    I plan on letting them know this technology could help cyclist as well, and could be very profitable for them.

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    I got a gnarly concussion last November and have gone to the MIPS helmet. Haven't had a hard crash yet with the new helmet but I would rather be riding with the latest technology than not. MIPS | Safest helmets in the market

    They also have a few youtube videos explaining the new technology if you are skeptical.

    Below is a list of available Mtb Helmets with the technology:
    Trabec Race MIPS
    Scott Lin
    Scott Taal

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    As I understand it, the chin protection on a fullface isn't designed to do a thing for reducing concussion risk. It just protects your face from abrasion. The current helmet certifications focus on ensuring that helmets reduce skull fracture risk, they ignore concussion risk. Helmet technology is likely to improve dramatically in the coming years. For now, MIPS is the only concussion-specific feature out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachvii View Post
    a list of available Mtb Helmets with the technology:
    Trabec Race MIPS
    Scott Lin
    Scott Taal
    Also Scott Stego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBike View Post
    Also Scott Stego.
    Thanks everyone for the info. I am almost ready to ride says the doctors.
    That means I am almost ready to go buy my next helmet as well.

    Keep those newer, higher tech helmet makes and models recommendations coming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBike View Post
    Also Scott Stego.
    Ordered mine Yesterday.
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