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  what is the difference between...
  Posted by: abc on Oct-25-12 11:13 AM (EST)
 

...rock climbing, sking, horseback riding , biking and a paddling helmet?

I don't own horseback riding nor climbing helmets. But I do have the other 3. So here's what it looks to me:

- Bike: light weight, flimsy, lots of vents. Probably a bad substitute for WW, though might work for surfing till you bong it once.

- Ski: heavy with a thick shell, have some vents that can be closed or opened. Though it's still pretty hot in spring skiing even with all vents open and I'm flying down the slope at 30-40 mph. My guess it can substitute for paddling. It's a bit heavier than my paddling helmet.

- Paddling: thin shell with some small vents. Weight half way between my ski and bike helmet.

Both the ski and paddling helmets are multi-use.

Last but not least, the ski helmet cost more than the paddling helmet.

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