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    Question about full face helmets

    So I've seen a lot of people riding jumps, drops and rough trails that I thought weren't very intense riding. Not super gnarly, but they're wearing a full face. I ride stuff that's a little rougher than that and wear a regular helmet. Should I be wearing a different helmet or is it more that they would rather be extra safe?

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    how much is your head worth to you is the question you need to ask yourself...
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    As DM said, it's not about what others are doing or wearing, it's up to the individual.
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    Thats what I thought. Regular helmets have always protected me well. Saved me a couple times. Probably should have a full face thinking about it though. That said what are some good ones. I'm thinking Giro or 661.

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    I can recommend the Giro Remedy, but it is whatever fits you best. Definitely try a few on first.
    I actually was thinking about this a day or so ago: I have just come back from Canada where I was doing both xc as well as dh in the bike park. It occured to me that I was often riding stuff on the xc rides that was just as tech/hazardous as stuff in the bike park, but while wearing a an xc lid, whereas I was wearing a full-face in the park. I think it basically boils down to whether you are climbing or not: If you are climbing then you don't want to be wearing a full face, but if you won't be climbing much and your focus is on the dh then a full-face is definitely the way to go.

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    +1 on what mikey said.

    Most anything where I don't have to climb (bike park, shuttles, etc) I wear my full face. Why not? I like my face and the extra protection has definitely come in handy a couple times.
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    I don't know about you guys, but 75% of the time, I'm not falling JUST directly on top of my head. I fall on the side of my face. I only own a full face. And it doesn't matter what I'm doing, DJ, Trails, XC, DH racing, Freeride, I have it on. I just don't feel comfortable any other way.
    Freeride is a way of life.

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    Thinking about what you said skyjumper definitely rings true here. Thankfully I wasn't going face-first. Definitely going to try to invest in some extra head protection.

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