Kw-logo-smaller

Go Giro

The Giro Sonic
The Giro Sonic
The Giro Pitch
The Giro Pitch

Each year, thousands of snowboarders make a trip to the hospital for a head injury. Some ride face first into trees. Others faceplant hard after misreading jumps. More than half of those injuries could be prevented if boarders just wore a helmet.

Wearing one could mean the difference between spending your life in diapers being spoon fed by your mom and being able ride your favorite mountain until your 80. Besides, helmets are also a good way of keeping your head warm and many helmets you find these days are pretty stylin'. Here's a look at two of the finest pieces of headwear from the guys at Giro.

Giro Sonic

This helmet is the newest addition to the Giro line of head protection. The Sonic has good padding on the inside for protection and comfort. It also has venting at both the front and back to keep a boarder's head from getting super-sweaty after a day of riding. The Sonic has earflaps which give the ears enough warmth so a hat won't be needed on cold days. Adding to the comfort is the chin strap which is padded and made of fleece to avoid chin rub. This helmet is sleek and comfortable so riders won't feel they're giving up the fun of boarding for safety. It comes in Black, Pearl White and Dirty Yellow. Cost is around $70 US.

Giro Pitch

The Pitch is a great helmet for kids who are going through growth spurts. It has removable pads that create space as your head grows. And if your head just stays the same size, you still have an extra layer of padding. The big downer about the Pitch is that there's no venting so riders may find their head is soaked in sweat at the end of the day. The Pitch has a goggle strap so goggles say attached to the helmet at all times. It comes in Red, Periwinkle (Blue) and Black. Cost is around $80 US.

Giro also makes flashy and funky stickers for your snowboard helmet. Check out all of Giro's cool melon protection by heading to www.giro.com.

Related Stories:

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

Didn't know they were helmets
commented: Mon Dec 16, 2013

there are 1 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

Injurypoll

Worst Sports Injury You've Had?

  • Sprained an ankle.
  • Pulled a muscle.
  • Broke a bone.
  • Had a concussion.

related stories

Micro_bike-micro
Riding a bicycle is ultimately the most fun way to enjoy the outdoors - here are some great bike ...
Micro_winter-safety-micro
Winter sports usually means slipping and sliding all over the ice and snow and that can cause som...
Micro_shaun-micro
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and skateboard champion Shaun White has partnered with D6 Sports t...
Check your head and get a skateboard helmet. Kidzworld looks at some headwear that'll make sure y...

latest videos

Sports in the forums

Monica Rogue
Monica Rogue posted in Dance:
I like Dance more than anything in this world. I'm basically a hip hop dancer but I do freestyle too
reply about 3 hours
chole459902
who does both or one of them! I do both
reply about 16 hours
chole459902
Who loves Cheer and its your life then post how much you love it right here right now
reply about 16 hours
-Gwen42--
Last Race: Darlington Results: 1. Chase Elliot #9 2. Elliot Sadler #11 3. Kyle Busch #54 4. Kevin Harvick #5 5. (unknown) 6. Kyle Larson #42 NEXT RACE: RICHMOND!!!!
reply about 19 hours
-Gwen42--
I love the NASCAR series. They have 5 different types.
reply about 19 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...