Description & Features
The FIS approved and ultimate ski race helmet, the Skull Orbic Comp SPIN, takes high speed, oblique falls and repetitive impact protection to another level. The patent pending deflector panel uses a combination of technologies, EPP and VPD 2.0, to minimize the energy transmitted to a skier's head from repeatedly hitting gates or during a fall. The deflector panel is also reinforced with an Aramid Penetration Barrier (APB) which improves the safety and integrity of the helmet.
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 Skull Orbic Comp SPIN also features ear chambers which have been designed to improve balance and hearing without compromising safety and fit.
In addition, the helmet is compatible with the Maxilla break away chin-guard to provide extra levels of protection if required.
- FIS Approved Ski Racing Helmet
- POC SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside) Impact Protection
- VPD 2.0 Front Deflector Panel
- Updated ABS Outer Shell
- Multi-impact EPP liner
- Ear chambers designed for less effect on balance and hearing
- Fixed goggle clip
- Compatible with Maxilla Break Away Chin Guard
- Internal MIPS System
- Aramid Penetration Barrier in front area
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 DEFLECTOR PANEL
Through examining helmets used by World Cup alpine racers, POC identified that they were worn out in the front caused by repeated impacts from the gates. The violence was more severe than we had ever imagined and the discovery led us to developing the Multi-Impact Deflector Panels, featured in the new line of Skull Orbic helmets.
Deflector panels decrease the transmitted force of the impact, and increase the shock absorbing capacity of the helmets. This ensures that the helmet performance remains at the highest level when it's really needed: in a real crash.
Patented VPD 2.0 that has extreme impact absorbing properties, is integrated in the deflector panel of the Skull Orbic Comp and proven very efficient for repeated impacts.
MULTI-IMPACT EPP Liner w/VPD 2.0 Deflector Panel
Helmets with an Expanded Polyproylene (EPP) liner and visco-elastic polymer dough (VPD) layer have been developed specifically for the needs of ski racers. To minimize the force and impact to a skier's head from repeatedly hitting gates teh liner uses the protection and absorption properties of a VPD 2.0 layer with aramid reinforcement. EPP also provides maximum protection in case of a significant fall.
A stretchy, high abrasion and puncture resistant membrane (used in ballistic armor, also known as the brand name Kevlar) between the shell and the EPP core that prevents penetration without compromising cushioning abilities.