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Offline mckshrmptn

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what type of helmet
« on: May 27, 2012, 07:09:28 AM »
what up bikers..cant wait to try the Balm ,but cant decide on a helmet,Ive got two road bike helmets but I dont wanna look like xero from Breaking Away  soooo, should I rock  a full face or is that alil overboard???if so got my eye on a nice fox on ebay...

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Re: what type of helmet
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 08:22:25 AM »
for "the Balm" you should rock the MX helmet & goggles and body armor, for sure.

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Re: what type of helmet
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 05:07:22 PM »
good point ,,judging by how embarassing the youtube vids are of the balm and some of the riders,why even wear a helmet  thanx for the smartass reply poindexter

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Re: what type of helmet
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »
Anything that protects your head works. Full face is overkill in my opinion, but each to his or her own.

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Re: what type of helmet
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 09:30:13 PM »
Full face is overkill for this area. Santos's pit on the other hand, would require a full face helmet if doing the drops.  Oh if you haven't been there these aren't 4-6ft drops (they have those too), no, were talking 2-3 story drops.  Otherwise I just have my Dirtjump helmet from fox (its a skate type not full) and my 'XC' helmet for when the weather is toasty and I'm not jumping anything.  I wouldn't run the road type helmets because the super aero shape on some of them 'may' cause more injuries than they prevent.  AKA the pointy backs....
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