This helmet saved my life!!! I was carving up some figure 8's with a buddy in some heavenly POW, serious cloud surfing! we were hauling ass down this mountain when I let my nose get to low, it sent me on a flying front flip into nice soft powder. I kicked up so much snow that my buddy couldn't see where I was. He came flying by and the front of his board connected with the back of my noggin, without the helmet I would of had a board inbedded in my brain. It knocked me stupid for a few minuets but after about 10min it was of to crush the rest of the mountain!!! Needless to say the helmet was destroyed, picked up a new one the next day and will never ride without one again!!!!