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Splitboarding: climbing helmet or snowboarding helmet?
Climbing helmet 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: board mountaineering -- which helmet do you wear?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:42 pm 
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I have seen a lot of TR's with pictures of skiers and splitters in climbing helmets. I personally like to wear my snowboarding helmet when splitting. Although it is a little heavier than a climbing helmet when climbing, I feel a little safer wearing it while charging downhill.

Which do you prefer and why?

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I use my snowboard helmet. Then again I rarely do something that would involve any sort of any sort of real technical climbing with my descent. Maybe a rappel or two.

I guess I would boil it down to where you are more exposed to head injury. Snowboard helmets are not designed to protect you from rockfall and climbing helmets are not designed to protect from snowboard impact injuries. Either one will provide some protection in their opposite arena but just not as good.

If I was going to be exposed to a lot of rockfall, I might go for the climbing helmet over the snowboard helmet.


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Motorcycle helmut.......
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Sorry, my bad. I thought it said "board mounting - which helmet do you wear?" I figured it out quick but had to post the photo anyway.


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I use a Petzl Meteor III. SOOOOOOOOOO lightweight. Sooooooo comfy. Better than nothing.

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Nothing like an old school picture of cowboy working on a split--in a motorcycle helmet :shock:. and this guy invented our sport. :oops:

Any words of wisdom from the sensai? What do you think of the current splits in the market? Been riding much? Working on anything in your shop?
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Motorcycle helmut.......
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Sorry, my bad. I thought it said "board mounting - which helmet do you wear?" I figured it out quick but had to post the photo anyway.


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