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Adding more vent holes in my foam helmet?


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Rich zz · · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 180

I have a black diamond vector. I'm thinking about adding more vent holes to my helmet like the vapor helmet. Thinking about using a really sharp knife or perhaps heating up some kind of wire Loop and cutting it out that way.

highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 35

I haven't cut apart your particular helmet but many have a plastic skeleton the foam goes around.

Even without the skeleton, helmets are designed like those balsa wood trusses you built in junior high science classes. The strongest lightest thing you can manage. If you take out a piece, especially a piece large enough to add meaningful ventilation, you will completely compromise the strength of your helmet.

Don't do it, you'll ruin your helmet.

Get a better vented helmet and save your old one for the fall weather.

Prest-O · · Vancouver, BC · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 10

Yer gonna die.

At least take the helmet off before you start cutting holes in it.

Ryan Hamilton · · Orem · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 20
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion wrote:I haven't cut apart your particular helmet but many have a plastic skeleton the foam goes around. Even without the skeleton, helmets are designed like those balsa wood trusses you built in junior high science classes. The strongest lightest thing you can manage. If you take out a piece, especially a piece large enough to add meaningful ventilation, you will completely compromise the strength of your helmet. Don't do it, you'll ruin your helmet. Get a better vented helmet and save your old one for the fall weather.
^Yes, this!

Don't do it or your helmet will not protect your head, the whole point of it. Just save up and buy a new helmet. Also, as someone that has a helmet with more vents, it's not really that much better with more vents.
Rich zz · · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 180
Prest-O wrote:Yer gonna die. At least take the helmet off before you start cutting holes in it.
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that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

Troll?

that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

Connor Erhardt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

made and account to say this but im a park skier and i did this to my helmet that was certified and high quality and the effect was the same as not doing it the helmet never broke when i fell i never got knocked out or even cracked the foam. the foam is nothing like balsa it is very high impact resistant and cutting a hole out wont affect tensile strength because its foam not plastic or a bridge.

P.S. Cut holes in your helmet and insert old headphone speakers then tape and glue them in for surround sound audio ;) 

LCC kid · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 5
Connor Erhardt wrote:

made and account to say this but im a park skier and i did this to my helmet that was certified and high quality and the effect was the same as not doing it the helmet never broke when i fell i never got knocked out or even cracked the foam. the foam is nothing like balsa it is very high impact resistant and cutting a hole out wont affect tensile strength because its foam not plastic or a bridge.

P.S. Cut holes in your helmet and insert old headphone speakers then tape and glue them in for surround sound audio ;) 

Yer gonna fuckin die

Mason Stone · · Boise, ID · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Get another helmet, your life is worth the money, I think.

Nolan Huther · · Clarkson University · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 567

If you keep removing enough material from your helmet, will you eventually have another helmet?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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