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02-25-2005, 12:58 AM
Canadian Chris
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The Bauer helmets...more specifically the 5000 and the 8000 are GREAT helmets. I know Van has the 8000...and from what I've heard, it's a great helmet. Like you said, no helmet is concussion proof. But if it were myself personally, and if I had the money to go buy a new helmet, I'd look at either the 5000 or the 8000. After which I'd look at the Itech HC100 Pro. I know a lot of people don't like the looks of them, but they are AMAZINGLY comfortable, and provide excellent protection.

I'm not a huge fan of the CCM's. I've found they seem to sit up on your head, and pop off a little easier than the Bauers or the Itech. That being said, you do have to remember that having a properly fitted helmet(which I'm sure you have, and will likely have again upon purchasing a new one) and wearing it properly (ie - keeping the chin strap done up to just under the jaw) go a long way to improving the safety and protection of it all.

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