The Artic SL SPIN is a no compromise slalom helmet designed for competition and which provides the ultimate in safety and performance. Featuring POC's patent pending rotational impact protection system, SPIN, the internal shearing pads will reduce the effects of an oblique fall by reducing the amount of force transmitted to the head and brain.
SPIN works by allowing pads placed inside the helmet to shear in any direction during an oblique impact, a process inspired by the brain's own internal protective system, cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions the head during a fall. By using the innovative and unique pad technology, which sit directly against the user's head, SPIN pads allow the helmet to move relative to the head during a fall, reducing the force transmitted to the brain. The Artic SL SPIN features the unique detachable and adjustable Maxilla break away chin guard, which can be fixed or set to break away at varying impact levels.
The Maxilla break away chin-guard has been designed to minimize any potential injury to the neck or face and to meet the needs of different types of slalom racers and courses. The innovative and simple self-adjustment system gives racers all the flexibility they need for training and race day. A combination of SPIN, an advanced multi impact EPP liner and a very robust ABS shell result in a very safe and durable helmet.
In addition, to meet the specific needs of slalom racers the helmet also features POC's patented VPD 2.0 technology in the helmet to reduce the force of impact and absorb energy away from the helmet liner and user. Together with a precise and fully adjustable ventilation system the Artic SL SPIN provides the full package for the serious slalom racer.
Special Handling and Shipping:
To Mainland US - 2nd & Next Day Rates have a $10 Oversize Charge.
To Canada or Alaska - Ground Only + $10 Oversize Charge. (Expedited Rate by Quote.)
- Slalom Ski Racing Helmet
- POC SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside) Impact Protection
- VPD 2.0 Inserts
- Multi-Impact EPP Liner
- Durable ABS Shell
- Adjustable ventilation
- Innovative detachable and adjustable Maxilla break away chin bar which can be fixed or set to break away at varying impact levels
- Detachable Goggle Clip
Selecting your proper helmet size:
Measure your head circumference one inch above the eyebrows around to the largest point on the back of your head. Round up to the larger size when your measurement is between two sizes.
Helmet Size Guide
|Head Circumference (inches)||Helmet Size (cm)|
Rotational impact protection is necessary to counter the forces involved in oblique impacts, which are a common cause of head injury. SPIN pads are integrated inside a helmet and add an extra layer of rotational impact protection by shearing in any direction, allowing the head to move relative to the helmet, reducing the force transmitted to the brain.
Multi-Impact EEP with VPD 2.0 Inserts
Expanded Polyproylene (EPP) has the ability to withstand multiple-impacts with a very limited loss of performance making it well suited for protection against repetitive gate hits. Visco-elastic polymer dough (VPD) 2.0 inserts in the back of the helmet absorbs low to mid energy impacts. The combination of these two materials provides protection against repeated impacts as well as full on crashes.
FIS Helmet Rule
Note: Helmet regulation (2014/15), that requires "Conforms to FIS" label is applicable at all levels without exception. All helmets that meet this regulation in our store are labeled "FIS" for your convenience. Download the current FIS Specifications for Competition Equipment and Commercial Markings and the USSA Helmet Rule for full details.