The How To's and More
With help from Boeri (it's your head)
looking for a helmet, your first priority is FIT. A properly fit helmet will be
comfortable, and offer the maximum amount of protection and performance. Be sure
to check various models to determine the best fit. Each model has a different
shape (oval, round, long), even within the same manufacturer.
Helmets are sized in centimeters. To determine the correct size, wrap tape around
head, just above the eyebrows. Correct size is at point of overlap.
Putting on helmet: Align
front rim of the helmet above your eyebrows. Hold the straps on both sides and
roll the helmet over the back of your head.
Check for gaps: Pads
should be flush against your cheeks and forehead. The back of the helmet should
not touch the nape of your neck.
Roll test: With
the chin strap fastened your helmet should be snug and comfortable. Try to roll
your helmet off your head. If the skin on your forehead moves, you have a good
Proper use: Be
sure your helmet is fitting above your eyebrows and that your goggles fit your
face while wearing your helmet.
Helmets come in a variety
of styles. Boeri's got some radical styles including the Apollo, Ranger, Shorty Air, Myto
Air, Axis, Rage, Kameleon, and Competition. Our Rippin' Riders will be testing
the Axis which includes such features as short shell design, removable drop liner,
unique chimney venting system, and temperature regulation provided by Outlast
micro-fiber technology. Look for our reports in the Rippin' Riders section!
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