Description & Features
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.
- 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
- Does NOT conform to FIS for GS, SG or DH (soft ear padding only allowed in SL)
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.