Been boarding for about 4 years. I wanna fly on my board but don't have the skills yet. Working on it. Recently had a vicious fall after a jump. . .rotated back, flipped, and landed with axially load on my neck. Thought I'd broke it but I'm good walking around in a cervical collar. Gonna invest in some impact gear. I really wanna do some backcountry boarding.
This helmet looks great but has no vents. However, it is warm but still vents around the foam. The liner around the ears and neck are some of the warmer and more comfortable I've seen. Highly recommend it. Very tough shell.
Fits perfect in the heal to toe direction. Seems like the heal picks up a little when going toe side. The BOA wires are shorter than older models which is an advantage...older ones had some much wire it took forever to lace them up.
The vents were nice, keep my bald head warm without steaming up. Fits well in an XL and gives good protection over the occiput or low-back base of your skull. . .an underestimated area needing protection. Forgot to mention that earlier.
The ionized lenses give great viz. The smaller fit is nice but they are a little rounded near the nose making for a less than perfect fit if you have a under-projected nose and nasal bones. . .like in asians, particularly females. My wife and I found this to be the case.