I'm one of those people who dont wear helmets, my reasons are my own and all that. And no (hehe) i dont wanna debate good or bad.
My question: Through more nagging then any man should endure I am thinking about my first helmet purchase since I was about 10 (no helmet, no mini bike).
Here is the "loaded" part, Im looking for OPINIONS remeber, they are opinions, so like or dislike, express your own without slamming others (yes i use the interent to much and feel i needed to put that little sentacne down).
What do you guys all think, Full face, shorty, Open face? And beyond that which ones.
My concerns are heat as I ride mostly (err... pretty much only) in summer, and comfort. And the old standards fromt he ever going helmet debates, good hearing and vision and protection.
My thoughts (very uninformed) are that i want a shorty. this one.
BUT, visors? need one or not? I fly RC planes alot and understand how much a visor can matter in bright light... maybe
I can see a full face with visor as pretty nice for cold, but I like the wind (and bugs) in my face so not really leaning that way.
What do you guys all use? anything (besides the standard saftey reasons) for one over the other that any of you have seen.
I was thinking a shorty gives me the best sound (while i dont think others restirct it that much, anything that covers your ears does some, even if only a little) and wieght.. it would seem to be the lightest. To be honest its really between the two I listed, and the visor thing is where I'm stuck.
And of course if sombody wants to tell me other reasons (real or percieved) I'm happy to hear um.
I figure helmets are like religion or politics... you should never discuss either with friends (or on the internet)