Ski helmets must bear the CE, ASTM or Snell RS-98 Certification. ASTM standards were determined by series of tests on models of helmets, including the test on the strength of the retention system of the helmet under simulated warm, wet and cold conditions. Helmets undertake tests of numerous velocity forces and impacts against different sections of the helmets in order to determine the performance in accidents during Skiing.
Manufacturers of helmets are observing the increase in the usage of helmets by snowboarders and skiers and they are coming up with new designs and styles each season. The main focus is principally in creating lighter, more heavy-duty and more stylish helmets on order to lessen the resistance of those first-time customers. Moreover, helmets corporations are trying to produce helmets that can be utilized for numerous activities excluding riding like skating, cycling and climbing.
If you opt to purchase helmet from private vendor or from deep discount shops, bear in mind you obtain what you are buying; try to ask yourself the worth of your head. Like majority of helmets, snowboard and ski helmets are made to protect your head from hard hits. So if you notice any large scratches or clear damage be sure not to purchase, rent or utilize the helmet.
The following are some tips before buying snowboard or ski helmet:
• Initially look for a good shop.
• Realize the limits of the helmet
• Make a measurement of your head. Gauge your head in centimeters, just over your eyebrows.
• Try to put the helmet on. Helmets may be tight over your ears, instead of pulling it down straight on your head, try to put the frontage just on top your eyebrows and roll the helmet against your head.
• Tighten the belt. Get the belt snug and nice. Helmet must feel comfortable.Test out the fit. Be sure it does not touch the rear of your neck. Ensure also that your entire face and forehead touch the pads. Put on a pair of safety glasses and be sure you have a good visibility. Slowly shake the helmet from front to back. If the skin of your forehead shakes with it, it is a good sign. It is a bad sign if the helmet glides on your skin. It is also a bad fit, if you feel as if you may pull the rear edge on top of your head and do away with it.
• It is important to have the right fit. If you have the right fit, go for it. Find another store if you can not find the appropriate fit.