Description & Features
The Skull Dura Comp SPIN introduces Race Lock, an innovation to allow racers to lock the helmet tightly to their head for absolute security at very high speeds. The turn wheel adjuster sits in line with the helmet shell and does not interfere with a race tuck. Updated this year to include Pull Release ear pads that can be removed easily in an emergency, medical can easily and safely remove the helmet if an injury is sustained. A new shape for the helmet liner ensures an even fit around the entire head, with no pressure points. A Fidlock® buckle on the chin strap can easily be operated with gloves on and gives a secure fit. The helmet is FIS RH 2013 certified. A VPD deflector panel protects against repeat gate impacts; aramid enhances penetration protection and a multi-impact EPP liner features.
- Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill race helmet meeting FIS RH 2013 standards
- Race Lock adjustable fit technology
- Multi-impact EPP liner, durable ABS/PC outer shell, a VPD deﬂector panel and an Aramid anti-penetration layer
- Helmet liner shaped to provide an even ﬁt around the whole head with no pressure points
- Removable ear pads with ear chambers designed for minimal impact on balance and hearing
- Pull-Release ear pads can be easily and safely removed after an accident
- Fidlock buckle
- Compatible with the POC Maxilla Breakaway chin guard (sold separately)
- SPIN (Shearing Pad INside)
- 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.
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 develop 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 into the deflector panel of the Skull Orbic Comp and has proven very efficient for repeated impacts.
MULTI-IMPACT EPP Liner w/VPD 2.0 Deflector Panel
Helmets with an Expanded Polypropylene (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 the 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 prevents penetration without compromising cushioning abilities.