Thoughts on helmets



  • Any input on helmets as we wait for the OW+ to ship? Not sure if I should get a skate helmet or a BMX helmet or ??

    I believe skate & bike helmets have different crash standards.



  • I like helmets with MIPS.

    I ordered 4 different brands / styles from Amazon and just kept the one that looked the least goofy on my head: 2016 FL-1 Matte Black w/ MIPS Technology



  • I recommend the S1 Lifer, very comfortable and safe!

    http://shop.s1helmets.com/lifer-21-23-5/



  • http://bernunlimited.com/shop/bike/watts-eps.html

    Bern for life. The built in visor helps so much for face slams. Affordable and built for smacks.

    Customer service is top notch as well. Couldn't be more happy, I own a solid visor as well as a soft visor helmet.



  • Is the POC helmet no good?



  • well shit, i just bought a bern, but i got no mips.... now i gotta get mips... and i just got rid of the crabs



  • POCs are great, just expensive. Super comfortable, though. I love mine.



  • I'm so over my current helmet and searching as well... I was digging the Predator FR7 this morning. http://www.predatorhelmets.com/fr7c/

    Haven't pulled the trigger yet tho.



  • Don't get a full head helmet. You need to be able to glance down without tilting your head down. I find that even in the winter when I'm wearing a scarf/neck wrap, the inability to glance down quickly to assess your foot positioning is dangerous. This is especially true with your back foot, which tends to slide towars the back end of the board as you go over bumps. You will also lose some peripheral vision. The extra "safety" may well end up causing you to crash.r



  • S1 Helmets are the best



  • @iiikz thanks; I ordered one of the POC Cranes from OW and it does seem very comfortable



  • Lots of good suggestions everyone, thanks for the input!



  • What do you guys think of this helmet?

    TroyLeeDesigns

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=k53fwn&s=9



  • @Snurfer they have it in any other colors besides white?

    EDIT: THERE IT IS! (you forgot the link at first) Sneaky edit!

    I am not a big fan. It looks like a bike helmet. Generally, a boardsport helmet is solid, without all the air vents. That said, personal taste, man. The only practical thing I'd say is that a lot of helmets made for board sports actually come down a little further in the back, to protect more of the back of your skull, which is a more likely fall when boarding than when biking. Not all do, though. Many come down to the same point as that bike helmet.



  • @sidebox Great points about the coverage! I have a badass snowboard helmet I'm thinking about using in the winter/fall, but still iffy about that. I'm looking for a good warm weather helmet. The search continues!



  • @northwallace said in Thoughts on helmets:

    http://bernunlimited.com/shop/bike/watts-eps.html

    Bern for life. The built in visor helps so much for face slams. Affordable and built for smacks.

    Customer service is top notch as well. Couldn't be more happy, I own a solid visor as well as a soft visor helmet.

    i can only confirm that - have the same model and also love it.



  • +1 on the S1 helmet. The multiple inserts they include for exact sizing are key. Also, and I'm sure others will disagree with me on this, I find that the impact you might get to your head when ramp skating or riding a BMX bike are much greater than the ones you tend to get when you wreck on a Onewheel. I've fallen off a total of 3 times where my head actually hit the pavement, and it was basically just a tap as I rolled, due to the differences in the type of fall you usually have on a OW vs a skateboard. Always glad I was wearing a helmet, because even a tap of your skull on asphalt can really hurt and even give you a concussion. But at least you can continue to use the same helmet, whereas if you get into a wreck on a bike, you usually have to buy a new helmet.

    But I feel like most every fall people have on a Onewheel is when they're moving forward, so you're more likely to half-run it out and then roll, unlike a skateboard, which can fly out from under you and make you fall backwards, directly onto your head.



  • @slydogstroh Did you ever get the Predator FR7? I had the Predator Shiznit, and I loved it. I unfortunately lost it recently, and I think I am just going to order another one.



  • @goodblake-eskate Nope... I've been slackin on ordering a new helmet until my tax return comes in.


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