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    What Helmet Do You Wear?

    Took a really nice digger last weekend and I'm still feeling the effects of the concussion. I was sporting a Mad MaxII, but I'm really looking into a moto lid after this latest go-around. So with that said, I'm curious as to what everyone here is using. Please, no this is better than that kind of posts, just list what you wear...


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    this is what i wear


    just kidding! 661 full carbon bravo helmet it is so light, doesnt get hot, and it has a 90 crash replacement poilcy.
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    In '05, TLD D2. For '06 most likely going to the 661 Hurricane Flight but still undecided. I'm thinking the orange 661 Hurrican Flight.

    EDIT: The moto specific helmet versus mt bike helmet specific debate has been hashed out so many times here. I have been debating on going to a moto helmet this year also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_B
    EDIT: The moto specific helmet versus mt bike helmet specific debate has been hashed out so many times here. I have been debating on going to a moto helmet this year also.
    Exactly why I just want to know what everyone is using. No debates here please, save that for another thread and just post your lid.

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    i want to get a 661 Flight.


    lucky yuo had a full facer on that one
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    Im rockin a 05 TLD bomber and an 06 white camo xen

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    661 full carbon bravo. light as hell. awsome ventilations too. and great protection

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    if you are worried about concussions and want a better helmet then go DOT approved
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    05 thor svr4. i love the thing. light, strong and very well ventilated

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    661 Full Carbon Bravo, for the days it goes below 20 degress and resort riding.
    Protec Ace Dig for most anything else.

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    i use a 661 Full Bravo.

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    I used the Azonic AZX for three years - it worked fine !
    Now I use the Fox Tracer - so much safer !
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    Fox Tracer...for a motocross helmet it is light and comfortable.The padding snaps out so you can wash it.
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    06 TLD D2 carbon... very light helmet. Removable liner so it doesn't get all nasty and stanky

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    Used to ride this Generic MTB Full Face (White):

    Had a bad incident w/a tree up in Durango and moved up to this (Azonic M2000 Snell Dot Approved):
    Purely choice... but I feel safer pushing myself knowing the added protection is there.
    p.s. Only paid $59 at a local MotoX store (not quite supporting the LBS, but close).
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    Use to wear a 661 Fullcomp, After a concussion I now wear a 661 Flight Moto X helmet.
    For XCing or commuting around I wear Giro Xen

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    Yo surfinguru...how's the head feeling? A couple of us were going to go down there again this weekend but couldn't get anyone with a 4x4 to go

    Did you crack your helmet? Looking at it I thought maybe you just needed a new visor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtnurban
    Use to wear a 661 Fullcomp, After a concussion I now wear a 661 Flight Moto X helmet.
    For XCing or commuting around I wear Giro Xen

    661 Full Bravo. Its the shiz
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    SICK helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mine was stolen

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    661 Full Bravo. Its the shiz
    mine was stolen and it looked just like this one right here. if I ever find out who took it they're gonna make me go back to the old ways...(hint)

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    661 carbon is what I wear
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    giro mad maxII, but I just had a pretty good crash on it and I think I am going to get a TLD or the 661 Hurricane. (it's all about convincing the parents)....
    Throw it down NASTY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Yo surfinguru...how's the head feeling? A couple of us were going to go down there again this weekend but couldn't get anyone with a 4x4 to go

    Did you crack your helmet? Looking at it I thought maybe you just needed a new visor.
    It's getting better, another week or two and I should be good. I still have the headaches and a little disorientation now and again, but much better than early last week. The helmet is toast. The chin bar flexed back into my chin and blew out the sides of the helmet, so it's super flexy now. Smashed the foam pretty good on the right front where the big scratch marks are, which not so coincidentaly is where I'm getting the headache pains from.

    Still looking around at moto helmets. I had no idea there were so many options.

    Yeah, 4x4 seems pretty mandatory out there. Next time you guys head down, give me a shout. I'd be jazzed to get back out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfinguru
    It Smashed the foam pretty good on the right front where the big scratch marks are, which not so coincidentaly is where I'm getting the headache pains from.

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    did you ever see a doctor about those pains??? ....you should wait a month to a month in a half before you start to heavy ride again
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    a pro tec ace dig and my six six one comp full face sometimes.

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    what do you guys think of the Giro Remedy or the Bell Ballistic? i need a new and cheap one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    did you ever see a doctor about those pains??? ....you should wait a month to a month in a half before you start to heavy ride again
    SMT, yeah, got the full CT scan and all. Everything was ok. (ie. no hematoma, bleeding etc.) Orbital bone and nose came back ok too - nothing broken or fractured. Doc gave me some anti-inflamitories to keep the little bit of swelling/pressure down and some vicodin for the headaches. Sucks ass because I came down with a cold over the weekend which is exasperating the pressure in my head...ugh!!!

    I definately won't be doing anything big for a while. Just want to get out there and turn the cranks and maybe play photo biatch for the crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop
    giro mad maxII, but I just had a pretty good crash on it and I think I am going to get a TLD or the 661 Hurricane. (it's all about convincing the parents)....
    Did the Mad Max II hold up or not? This is what I own.

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    gunmetal Giro Xen for XC/long distance rides, and a primer black RED Trace (snowboarding/skate) w/ the ear pads taken off for biking. I have an O'neal SL808 mx helmet, but that is too much for me on my bike... only use it on the YZ. Looking at getting an Azonic Fury though... smooth looking and the price is right, not to mention, to keep my face intact if I repeat what Surfinguru did!
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    I wear a Giro Switchblade. Good luck finding one of those anymore.

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    bell bellistic but i was riden the madmax 2 its still good although neded a new one

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    Switchblades are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I will soon be wearing one of these!
    1.661 hurrican flight
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    i dont know why but the deviant looks like an xc helmet with a chin bar.... just too many vents dont think it would be half as strong as the 661 flight or any other dot helmet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by finchy
    i dont know why but the deviant looks like an xc helmet with a chin bar.... just too many vents dont think it would be half as strong as the 661 flight or any other dot helmet....
    Well, I would think they put the helmet through rigorous tests before releasing it... So unless you try it and it smashes like a lightweight xc helmet, don't assume it will.
    It looks like the best vented dh helmet, that's for sure!

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    Well, I tried on a few moto helmets this morning and I have to say, what an absolute and complete world of difference. Makes the mtb specific helmets look like childs play. (I'll never go back that's for sure!) The moto helmets are much more comfortable and appear to be safer. A bit of speculation on my part, but with both DOT and Snell approval vs. the single CPSC standard, it seems a logical conclusion to reach.

    As much as I hate to give into the TLD bandwagon, their SE helmets are top notch. The things are way comfy and vented better than anything else out there. I also tried on the new Fox V3 series helmets and those are a very close second to the TLD stuff. Both are really quite light. The funny thing is I can get the TLD for about $50 cheaper than the Fox. Go figure...

    I'll post up what I get, when I get it.

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    any word on the 2006 661 pro bravo? the new one? it came out today

    i need more pics instead of the drawing that they show...cause i wanna buy it

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    Azonic T-55.........


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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by PblcNme
    what do you guys think of the Giro Remedy or the Bell Ballistic? i need a new and cheap one.
    The Bell Bellistic is a great inexpensive helmet with terrific ventilation however it isn't the strongest helmet out there. I think it will suite you fine if you arn't going huge and super fast. The Giro Remedy looks like a stronger lid to me and if you don't care about the carbon then it would be my personal choice. The carbon is quite expensive. But like my mom always said: "How much is your hear worth to you?"

    And oh yeah I ride the Bell Bellistic.
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    sixsixone full comp....... cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    is waaaay too far back...LOL!
    cheeky old man...

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    BJ...your visor...

    is waaaay too far back...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    Azonic T-55.........
    Are you pointing at the helmet or flippin' us off???

    edit: or both
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    is waaaay too far back...LOL!
    is that for aerodynamic lift when humpin the bumps?
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfinguru
    It's getting better, another week or two and I should be good. I still have the headaches and a little disorientation now and again, but much better than early last week. The helmet is toast. The chin bar flexed back into my chin and blew out the sides of the helmet, so it's super flexy now. Smashed the foam pretty good on the right front where the big scratch marks are, which not so coincidentaly is where I'm getting the headache pains from.

    Still looking around at moto helmets. I had no idea there were so many options.

    Yeah, 4x4 seems pretty mandatory out there. Next time you guys head down, give me a shout. I'd be jazzed to get back out there.
    Well I imagine the helmet did it's job. Rather it crack than your jaw any day I've been thinking of getting a moto helmet for shuttle days too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scabrider
    these bad boys...
    Hmm...those should be in a museum somewhere....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    Are you pointing at the helmet or flippin' us off???.....
    i was just lettin' my homie ZD know what i thought about what he had to say about me and my helmet.......


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    It's official, I'm a TLD whore now. Picked up this bad boy this afternoon....


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    I feel so getto posting this after the TLD above....and yes, that is duct tape. Im actually getting a MadMax next week to replace 'ol yellow.
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    Deesh one!







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