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Old 04-19-11, 09:54 AM   #1
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skater/snowboard helmets

how come no one recommends using a skateboard or snowboard helmet for biking, they have liners for winter (awesome!), ridges to hold goggles up and look neat.

I understand they have fewer vents but most have quite a few.

EDIT: Ok i searched and saw a post (after posting this whoops), about snowboarding helmets being too hot during the summer with the liner out.
Skating helmets seem good though or a highly vented snowboarding helmet.

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Old 04-20-11, 01:32 AM   #2
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Park helmets don't generally have enough venting to be comfortable, in warm weather. It doesn't stop me from wearing one all summer long at the MTB trails. I just don't trust regular bicycle helmets.

If you can find one that's light enough, and has enough venting for you, go for it.
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Most skate and snowboarding helmets aren't certified to withstand as strong an impact as bicycle helmets.
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Most skate and snowboarding helmets aren't certified to withstand as strong an impact as bicycle helmets.
The classic Pro-Tec half-cut "skateboarding" helmets are actually multisport helmets and are certified for bike use. http://www.pro-tec.net/classic-bike-helmet.php

Obviously you don't want to be wearing a helmet like that when it's 80+ degrees F outside, but it's awesome for riding in below 40F winter temperatures, particularly the version with a goggle clip and earflaps.

I use a Pro-Tec in the winter with goggles, a more normal Giro bike helmet for warmer months.
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Old 04-20-11, 03:42 PM   #5
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hmmm, i prefer the idea of having a helmet to use all year round, has anyone tried a nutcase? they look like skate helmets but seem to have more holes.
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I've been using a Nut Case helmet for almost a year now. I bought it during the Summer last year. Venting could be an issue if you want it to be. I don't think it is all that bad. The vent holes are spread enough and there is enough clearance inside to get adequate air flow. The helmet it self, I suppose, is a bit heavier which I don't feel it is a problem. With the added weight(if any) you get the feeling of security, the helmet just feels like you have something worthwhile on.I think it is a terrific all year round helmet. I've used it in 90+ deg weather and howling winter nasty and it works for me. Good luck !!
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do you just cruise around or do you work pretty hard when you bike?
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I usually work pretty hard when I ride. I either use my time as a cardio workout on the road or as a stress reliever on rail trails. Many times as utility rides also. Anyway I ride it seems I don't have all the time I want so I seldom get to cruise, wish I could though.
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and how well did the nutcase cool you when it was hot? were you drenched in sweat or awkwardly hot?

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I got a BMX-style helmet for a particular project, but it is hot and heavy, not something I want to wear all the time.
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Just as a comment... There is a certain type of rider who bought one of those original Bell skateboard-type helmets back when they were introduced (1970s?) and just continues to wear them. Fashion statement, I guess; hot, heavy... A modern bike helmet offers excellent (but one-time!) protection and is so cool and light you hardly know they're on.
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Most skate and snowboarding helmets aren't certified to withstand as strong an impact as bicycle helmets.
Uh, yeah they are. Most of them will take a harder impact, and can take multiple impacts, because the outer shell isn't o thin and easily flexible. They're essentially bicycle helmets inside of batting helmets. I don't know what they test snowboarding helmets to, but most skateboarding helmets are also sold to BMX freestylers.

I know that my Pryme 8 helmets were sold as surpassing the CPSC's certification.
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and how well did the nutcase cool you when it was hot? were the drenched in sweat or awkwardly hot?
I tend to sweat a lot so I would not be a good judge for you.In the REAL hot weather I suppose it would not be that great for most people, but again I don't think it's that bad. If a typical bike helmet is too hot for you a NutCase will most assuredly be.
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