ive bought 2 full face bike helmets that I returned and also tried the tsg pass just standing around. all of them I find overwhelmingly obstructive in some way…it’s like being in a car vs on a bike or something. You’re less in the environment and it’s a disadvantage. Being harder to hear and not knowing exactly where the sounds are coming from was a real drawback for me in the city as well as the unbalancing weight and really theyre all more uncomfortable than a half head helmet. I wanted to like them cause they look cool and are promoted as safer but for me in practice I don’t think they are.
I imagine it’s possible to land on your face and that’s when they would shine but coming from a bike racing background in which I’d be riding 40mph with 100 knuckleheads all vying for a spot and bumping…and all wearing the dinkiest foam on their heads… it’s overkill. especially on a board you have your hands available to block you from going face first. I’ve had an instant unwanted ejection from my board at 28mph and there was no time to think about it when I shorted a motor. (I actually think this surprise falling is safer than when you do have time to prepare and then you try to run it off or something).
slide it out don’t run it out or even roll it out is my feeling. I have hit my head biking and boarding when falling off and it’s always on the back of the head. was wearing a helmet and fine. Ive had horrendous falls in the past
I’m looking for Kevlar gloves that aren’t cumbersome. so much of the protective stuff is obtrusive and a liability.
almost got the bell helmet above. light and you can remove the chin part if you want.
falling off a board at high speed need not be a problem as we ride on a pretty smooth surface and just give you maybe some road rash if you slide it out. tumbling or trying to stop the fall is bad. hitting something is a whole other issue.