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Most dirtjumping (skate-style) and DH (Full-face) helmets are, to a degree, multi-impact. If the guys in these diciplines really replaced their helmets everytime they bumped something, they would spend thousands of dollars a year on helmets! Generally they have fibreglass or carbon shells, and they will be at least a little bit hotter and heavier than XC and road lids. But that said, I wear my fullface for quite a bit of freeride/XC, so I guess you can get used to anything.
A big enough whack will damage any helmet, though... multiple-impact means *small* impacts, not crunching off a giant rock (or bouncing across a cement floor).