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Helmets for Jump

ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 822 Crazy Baller
What helmet do you recommend for jump? Where do you buy them? Buying for my G3 skier. Thx.
Anthony Warren


  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,060 Mega Baller
    My son has an Icaro jump helmet. I got his through someone who was buying a batch of them a few years ago. Perfski has them now I think my son's is the Cut 3 helmet.
    Mark Shaffer
  • NandoNando Posts: 576 Crazy Baller
    A BMX helmet works well- most have removable visors- which should be removed. They provide good protection and seem to hold up under skiing conditions.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,060 Mega Baller
    I know some kids that use the Shred helmets. They are much less expensive and have full face coverage. Unfortunately they didn't fit my son properly. I never regretted buying a good helmet for him to jump in though.
    Mark Shaffer
  • elrelr Posts: 325 Mega Baller
    Bennett's has always had 2 alternatves. One $$$$ and one $$.
    Ed Rink - LSF Texas
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,009 Mega Baller
    Shred Reddy. It's about $150 and you can get it from Scot Ellis. Dollar for dollar, it's the best helmet. You can contact Scot via SkiFly.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,816 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Either the Shred or Phantom X. The issue with the shred is that it is one size and comes with pads for smaller heads. I think it would be difficult to get a good fit on kids, but you could give it a try and sell it if it doesn't work out.

    I think the majority of jumpers use the Phantom X. Probably a S or XS for girls.

    Bennett's jump helmets
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 822 Crazy Baller
    Thanks everyone!
    Anthony Warren
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,106 Mega Baller
    Take a look at Skydive (Parachutist helmets). Many aerodynamic styles and are smaller than common available helmets.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 476 Crazy Baller
    The shred ready is a decent helmet, but it is not as refined as the Phantom X, nor does it provide as good of a fit.
    Andre Broussard | SkiBama Team Captain | SkiBennetts |
  • harddockharddock Posts: 182 Baller
    Are you all just plopping them on or are you using the chin strap?
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,575 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @harddock no sense wearing it if it doesn't stay on your head in a crash.

    Per the AWSA rules - 12.05B. Protective Head Gear: Use of protective head gear in the Jumping event is mandatory. Protective head gear is defined as an article of apparel whose manufacture and use is solely for the purpose of protecting the head from injury. It is recommended that such head gear be constructed of high-impact material, have a three-point chin strap suspension, be non-bucketing and be of good fit.

    Per the IWWF rules - 7.09: Helmets - Skiers must wear a suitable helmet in the jump event.

    Per the Canadian rules - 13.7.1 A safety helmet and a jump suit or pants with a flotation device, approved by the Safety Director, must be worn by all competitors in the jumping event. They are also recommended for the slalom and trick events. The safety helmet must include a chin strap which shall be approved by the Safety Director and fastened during competition.

    Most of the high end jump helmets (parachute style) don't have a chin strap that's clearly visible under your chin. My helmet has a chin strap that's integrated into the helmet itself with a Velcro strap that tightens a cord that is in the edge of the fabric under your chin. It's not coming off too easily.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • gregrgregr Posts: 5 Baller
    Anyone want to define or describe the "non-bucketing" feature(AWSA 12.05B)? Anyone make any modifications to their chin straps they care to share? thanks,
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,009 Mega Baller
    When I bought my Shred Reddy helmet from a well known elite jumper, he recommended discarding the chin strap and “Hand of God” retention strap along the rear of the helmet. The purpose is so that if the helmet does bucket (catch the water and grab upon impact), it will pull off your head instead of breaking your neck. I’d say (translation: I’m guessing) the majority of good jumpers that I know don’t use a chin strap unless it is a snap-style that has a hope of popping off when under load. On the other hand, most of the modern style helmets do not rely on the chin strap to stay on your head.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 822 Crazy Baller
    I ended up delaying my purchase until early summer - mistake! No one had what I wanted in stock. I did find this distributor who had what I needed in stock and was able to get it to me next day for our Regional tournament.
    Anthony Warren
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