I have a large bern baker helmet and sadly I didn't know that the inside doesn't come off. Now I look like a retard if I have a beanie on and wear it but I lost the ear pads so I look even more stupid if I just put it on my head. I tried yowies but it's still pretty homo. Now I'm thinking of ripping the attached foams or pads or whatever you call it out of the helmet so that just the hard foam exists. Would this jeopardize my safety greatly or should I just not give fuck? Help me NS.
berns aren't even considered helmets, they're hard hats or w.e.. i wouldn't recommend it.. i think you'd lose a lot of the protection. i'd go buy a helmet instead, then you can remove the pads and wear a beanie
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Berns arent considered real helmets because the foam they use isnt EBS foam which is what most have. EBS foam is hard and brittle and made to crack or shatter to absorb great impacts, thus meaning you would need a new helmet every time yoi have a big crash. The foam in berns is soft and somwhat squishy and is supossed to absorb impack by squishing then regaining original form, that way you dont have to get a new helmet every time you have a gnarly chrash. Hoewver the foam used in berns isnt saftey certified so it isnt really known how well it will actually protect yor head
Bern makes 2 different versions of it's helmets, a "hard hat" version, designed for multiple impacts, and a single impact fully certified helmet. If it is the hard hat, there will be a sticker on the very back bottom edge.
but back to the OP, no, the soft pads are simply for comfort and to adjust the fit. The hard foam is what protects you in an impact
Remember when skiing was about the skiing and not the money? Thanks for ruining that people.
First off its called EPS. The helmets use EPS, it is a single impact foam. The hard hats use a softer foam that is good for multiple impacts, it is similar to the foam you will get in a normal skate helmet.
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