I haven't had a bash that's messed this thing up yet, and I'm primarily a park rider. It's seen A LOT of use and has scratches and scars that tell of a life of battle, but so far this brain bucket has kept my noggin from a floggin. I do highly suggest it if you're looking for a wake style/brimmed helmet. Steezy fo days, in my opinion. One time, upon trying my first change up, I totally just whipped myself into the snow head first. sucker survived it and was still a viable piece of head protection to boot!!