What helmets you guys are using ?
T-CAT last edited by
Here is a great article regarding dual certified (bike and skate) helmets:
And a list of certified helmets:
veryous last edited by veryous
Wow, thank you guys. I had no idea the difference. I shall be purchasing a new helmet now it seems.
Edit: So making sense of all the certs is fun.
I realized I do have a CPSC/CE certified helmet but it's not ASTM or AS/NZS (Aussie/New Zealand) certified. Now I'm trying to figure out is it worth upgrading to a helmet with the extra ASTM/AS/NZS cert??? Is ASTM better than a CPSC?
MichaelW last edited by MichaelW
Ok... I'm getting ready to get another helmet. Pro-tec or Brain saver? Anyone try them both? I need the lightest and most comfortable and cost is not a factor. I am looking for something that is for mostly slow speed crashes as I'm not someone who goes that fast.
PS: Slim on the head would be awesome. My head is big enough...
veryous last edited by
@MichaelW This helped me a little: http://canyoudigitbmx.com/buyers-guide-certified-helmets/
Showed me other options besides the Triple 8 or Pro-tec. The S1 and TSG Superlight are appealing to me as well.
willcapellaro last edited by
I use this folding helmet but I'm shopping around for a skate or BMX helmet
I have a fairly bad mirror attached because I'm freaked out about cars coming behind me on streets. Me rubbernecking won't help anything. I shift my weight and stop looking ahead of me. All bad. The mirror seems to help a little.
Street folks - What do you do to keep account of what's behind you?
kbern last edited by
@magicbook I love my POC helmet and it looks SICK:
Polle last edited by
@willcapellaro I ride on the street a lot, I just look behind me, no need for a mirror :)
But I don't wear headphones, as I want to hear cars coming closer...
lardnicus last edited by
No helm 😱
Probably SUPER BAD ADVICE.
That said, I have a protec just in case I do wear one (which just happened to be in onewheel blue) but I really love the look of the the ennui skate helmets. If I wore one more I'd get an ennui.
talktoDJ last edited by
In the 70's and 80's I used to feel self-conscious when I wore a helmet but now I care more about preventing a traumatic brain injury. I use a Triple 8 Gotham with MIPS technology. It's certified and light weight. When I'm wearing mine I kinda think I resemble The Great Gazoo from the Flintstones cartoons (although my helmet is blue and not green) but slap a Onewheel sticker on the side and even a styrofoam cooler on your head will look awesome!!
SC720 last edited by SC720
@talktoDJ Yep, there's nothing very cool about being a vegetable...Started wearing one after my first face to face with asphalt. I'm using a Shred Ready half cut which is mainly meant for watersports and very comfortable.
T-CAT last edited by
I'm using the Bell Reflex which is dual certified. It has a pretty cool look in my opinion too.
Another great choice (my second) I thought was the Protech City Lite.