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    What kind of helmet you wear?

    When you downhill biking, you would wear normal open mountain bike helmet or full face mountain bike helmet?

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    I always wear my full face for DH and then use like a DJ helmet aubviously for dirt jumping. You really need the extra protection a full face provides.

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    Full face always. If i'm dirt jumping, downhilling, or even xc riding I wear my full face. When I cross country I only do smaller jumps but you never know what could happen. Better safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yelloriversouth
    When you downhill biking, you would wear normal open mountain bike helmet or full face mountain bike helmet?
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    wow rick! thats trick!

    ridin dh with anything but a full face hat is kinda silly considering the courses and litigation these days. cost and comfort of the newer protection makes it easy on the rider. on top of that, most race promoters/orginizations demand ya wear 1 to get on the hill. not sure if this is true for non race lift days but if ya ask me, it should be standard issue to have 1 to get on the lift as that ticket assumes yer gonna ride to a "dh" potential. without it, enjoy the climb.

    edit: oh crap. tld d2 and a tld moto lid as a backup or in case im terrified. i replace my hats every 3 years no matter if its found the ground or not.
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    Specialized Deviant full face
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    09 Giro Remedy for DH. Bell Faction for everything else. The Remedy is a little bit bobble head looking, but so comfortable! And it has the sweet city scape background.

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    i love my teeth.
    ...full face for me
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    I wear this 661 Comp 2.

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    After spending a week in Whistler, and smacking my dome pretty good on the last day, I now am running a moto full face. I would be drinking from a straw right now if I did not have a full face on.

    I got a smoking deal on an Arai VX-Pro3. No reason to be cheap when it comes to a helmet. Whether you choose a bike or moto helmet, find a quality lid.

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    FF for DH/gravity riding, Fox Rampage. Standard lid for XC, Fox Flux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero


    SPAM.
    Dude, I hate sushi but that actually looks really good. I love SPAM, white rice and eggs over easy. I'm told it's a hawaiian dish. Either way, it's delicious.

    Back on topic: I ride a Fox Rampage for FR and this fast, technical, singletrack we ride. Wear my Fox Flux for anything else.

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    For AM/pedally rides... even if there's light freeride thrown in the mix, I'm all about my Specialized 1/2-shell or my (recently stolen) Bell Slant. The Bell was the best frickin' helmet I ever used.

    As for DH, I used to have a Bell Bellistic. Wrecked on it and cracked it. Also had a THE IZYK, wrecked on that, and cracked it. Got another THE IZYK, and it's been great thus far.
    Meh.

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    DH TLD SE 2 Moto helmet
    Dirt jump, slopestyle TLD D2 Carbon
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    I almost lost the lower half of my face wearing a half shell a few years ago at a slalom, so full face unless it XC for me

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    Here's what I wear at the moment. If I'm doing anything even remotely out of the ordinary then I always wear a full face.



    I'm looking to upgrade though to something THE-ish!

    I wear a TSG Evolution at all other times.


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    XC - Fox Flux
    DH - Azonic Fury

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    For DH - a full face helmet that fits. Had to go XS on that one - man people have some big noggins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPL
    Here's what I wear at the moment. If I'm doing anything even remotely out of the ordinary then I always wear a full face.



    I'm looking to upgrade though to something THE-ish!

    I wear a TSG Evolution at all other times.

    That's the lowest I think I've seen anyone run their visor. Can you actually see out of that?

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    DH/FR/DJ - Bell Drop FF
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8
    Bell Bellistic
    I like it. I have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
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    WTF...I need one of those in my house behind lazers, glass and alarms
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    Azonic 708.......mx helmet
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    Bell drop,
    i scored a backup when jensen messed up and priced it at 30 buckx new...super comfy...actually did a 20 mile xc ride with it on in the GW national forest when i left my fox xc lid at home...wasnt terrible, and that was mid summer in VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by godfather
    That's the lowest I think I've seen anyone run their visor. Can you actually see out of that?
    It's up as far as it will go when I'm riding. Not really sure why it was down so low when I took that photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantil3v3r
    XC - Fox Flux
    DH - Azonic Fury
    Yeah the fury's a good choice..... if you want a $15,000 medical bill..
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    Giro Hex for XC and AM.
    Bell Bellistic for the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickspeed16
    Yeah the fury's a good choice..... if you want a $15,000 medical bill..
    What the heck does this mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glano
    What the heck does this mean?
    I was wondering that too. A friend of mine is looking at maybe getting that helmet. Please let me know if you know of something wrong with it.

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    Full face snell/dot 2005 certified. TLD Se and SE2. The minor extra weight is worth saving my brain.

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    [QUOTE=BWVDubya]Dude, I hate sushi but that actually looks really good. I love SPAM, white rice and eggs over easy. I'm told it's a hawaiian dish. Either way, it's delicious.

    That's a spam musubi.Spam rice & seaweed.It's what you buy along with a 16 oz beer for the drive to work after surfing.They usually taste ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glano
    What the heck does this mean?
    dont get him started about his US Open crash...

    on topic...Giro Remedy. slightly on the larger side though. if you're thinking of the Giro, get one size smaller.

    debating between a TLD D2 and a T.H.E. soon though. got a little dent in the Remedy after a hard hit. did it's job.

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    Interesting info shared in these threads

    After suffering from a brain injury and broken neck some 19 months ago I'm still researching this subject I'm out for recommending anything for people but just share information so people can make up there own decisions, some what interesting in mtb whats important to people

    Here's some interesting discussion on stiffness and impact performance of Helmets, not MTB but I found it interesting views about the Snell STD and responses by Snell?

    Blowing the lid off

    I don;t sit on either side of the debate cause it raises more questions for me than it answers! And more so in MTB!
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    tld moto helmet is the only way to go just stop and think about it. And if it doesn't add up then we don't need your genes in the gen pool anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benmxdh
    tld moto helmet is the only way to go just stop and think about it. And if it doesn't add up then we don't need your genes in the gen pool anymore.
    reading some of your previous posts, it looks like you werent wearing your TLD moto helmet...

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