When I was younger, I used to love to snow ski. Back in the good old days before age set in, I would fly down the slopes with little concern for personal safety. Maybe that’s why I got a couple of concussions along the way…
Of course, back then all I had on my head was a hat which wasn’t too good at providing protection when I fell. The last time I hit the slopes, a couple of years ago, everyone was in helmets, myself included.
Protecting yourself is important, but think about the risk that is taken by professional Olympic skiers.
They are skiing at ridiculous speeds and when they fall, it’s just like a motorcycle crash on hard packed snow. Needless to say, the art of protection needs to evolve to protect all of us, and now it has.
The Giro folks have created a fascinating helmet that isn’t just a padded lining in a very hard shell.
Take a look at the video above.
Then if you want more info on Giro gear, head to the website.