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Description & Features
The Skull Orbic X SPIN is an FIS approved high speed ski race 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. A combination of SPIN, an advanced multi impact EPP liner, which is thicker in strategic zones to manage higher impact and repetitive forces, plus a very robust ABS shell results in a very safe and durable helmet which meets the needs of competitive skiers.
The Skull Orbic X SPIN also features ear chambers which have been designed to improve balance and hearing without compromising safety and fit and the helmet is compatible with POC's Maxilla break away chin-guard to provide extra protection if required.
- FIS Approved Ski Racing Helmet
- POC SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside) Impact Protection
- EPP Deflector Panel
- Multi-impact EPP liner
- Updated ABS Outer Shell
- Ear chambers for balance and hearing
- Fixed goggle clip
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.
EPP 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.
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.