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 Post subject: Re: helmets - snowboard vs climbing
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:21 am 
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Just ordered my Maze after a bad hit to the back of the head last weekend. 10.5oz i think.


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 Post subject: Re: helmets - snowboard vs climbing
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:34 am 
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I picked up a Burton Theory yesterday because it was on sale and they had my size in stock.

Does anyone know much about that helmet? It has a very small brim but not much. Should I keep it or take it back?

It feel light and pretty comfortable from just trying it on. Any input would be nice before I actually take it out.

I've never been much of a helmet guy either, in snowboarding anyway, but I keep hearing about more and more deaths from head injuries. So, it's worth it.

here is a pic as well so nobody has to look it up.
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 Post subject: Re: helmets - snowboard vs climbing
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:40 pm 
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barrows wrote:
Personally, I am looking for the most minimal helmet possible, well ventilated, and if it has ear warmers they must be removable. I would also like to see a weight under 300 gms.
Now, when I snowboard mountaineer I take a light climbing helmet which weighs 250 gms. but it does not work well with goggles at all (kind of stupid, as climbers use goggles in extreme conditions).
I would never use a climbing helmet for other sports than climbing, as those helmets (at least mine) merely protect you against stones coming from above, but wouldn't protect you when falling backwards, for instance.

However there are two (similar) helmets, that might suit your needs, barrows. They are the only helmets (afaik), that are certified for mountainbiking, snowboarding AND climbing.
Salewa Xenon
Dynafit SR Race Pro

So you don't need to bring two helmets when approaching a climbing route by bike, etc.
You can remove both ear flaps and lining.
Weight: 320g


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 Post subject: Re: helmets - snowboard vs climbing
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:46 pm 
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FirstAscent wrote:
Should I keep it or take it back?
Should be a state-of-the-art helmet. If it fits your head, keep it.
Personally I'm not so concerned about brims.


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