@lieutenantglorp Fellow egg-head here. Check out a Bell Super 2R. I've had it for years for mountain biking. When riding the OW during periods of bike drought, I like the ability to remove the visor. Any Performance Bike in your area should carry it. Good luck. I feel your pain.
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RE: Helmet for oval shape head
Miles per bail ratio?
I spent months obsessively reading this forum in anticipation of my new OW+. The amount of conversation involving serious crashes was concerning initially, and I fully expected to take a few major bails in my first days learning.
With more than 50 miles logged, I'm still waiting for my first nosedive or loss of control. I've been pleasantly surprised to find the + to be very predictable and sturdy, even at speeds topping the 20+ mark. Perhaps my healthy fear of the machine is keeping me safe, or maybe I've just been lucky or naive and my first big wreck is a looming inevitably.
I respect and accept the risks of this board sport just as I accept those in longboarding and snowboarding. My question is this: For those experienced riders with significant mileage logged, how many miles do you typically spend on the board before you hit the pavement and test the crash gear? I'm talking about those confidence killing falls I've read so much about.
I know aggressiveness and experience will vary wildly, but I'm trying to get an sense of what range is typical. Are we talking 5 miles per hard bail for some of you? Or are some in the hundreds of miles per hard fall range?