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Ok ladies and gents, I'm narrowing down on what I'm going to get for a helmet and goggles. However, before I can make a good decision I would like to know about this quick-strap stuff. I mean is there something that you attach to your helmet and if so is it sturdy and reliable? Any info is greatly appreciated.
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I plan to use Roko quick straps this year. Fagsex had some on his helmet last year and it looked very convenient.
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quick straps work well, they have two round attachments that adhere to your helmet, velcro on one and a plastic knob on the other to hold one side of the goggles mroe secure. Just make sure not to get the polaris ones, the QS's have a better adhesive on them. I've been using QS's for abotu 3 years now and theyr'e a lot nicer than a regular helmet or mx helmet w/out QS's
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Here's my helmet with the QS attachment and my 509's before I cut the straps

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So...

I decided to get...



Ski-Doo Black Blotch Snocross Helmet.

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Ski-Doo Team-X Goggles by Smith. And I'll be getting a nice Balaclava with everything as well.
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I woulda went with the scott 89's
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I didn't like the look of the scott 89's.
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I was thinking the 89's would function better than goggles meant to be used at the track for only a short period of time
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Well, if you can tell me why they are inferior I haven't ordered them or anything my mind is opened to be changed. But I highly doubt the quality would be dimished because they were designed for racing. In fact I would assume a race goggle would have a higher quality and they would accomplish the same goal. Those are my thoughts at the moment.
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I have been using Smith Fuel goggles with the Quick Straps. I believe my son has a pair of Warps with Qucik Straps also. Been happy with them. The QS's are convenient.
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I don't like a quick strap. I leave the front part of my visor loose and slide it up and down. When I stop I slide it up and put my goggles above my eyes. No snow gets in them and I don't breath in them. I find the dangling goggles on a quick strap (had one) to be annoying. Some people put them down, too, but then you breath in them and fog them up.
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Well, if you can tell me why they are inferior I haven't ordered them or anything my mind is opened to be changed. But I highly doubt the quality would be dimished because they were designed for racing. In fact I would assume a race goggle would have a higher quality and they would accomplish the same goal. Those are my thoughts at the moment.
No proof, just thinking that race lenses would be more prone to fogging. If you like em don't let me stop you, I was just posting my opinion about what they might be like.

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I don't like a quick strap. I leave the front part of my visor loose and slide it up and down. When I stop I slide it up and put my goggles above my eyes. No snow gets in them and I don't breath in them. I find the dangling goggles on a quick strap (had one) to be annoying. Some people put them down, too, but then you breath in them and fog them up.
If you don;t like them dangling then wrap them around the back of your helmet
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If you don;t like them dangling then wrap them around the back of your helmet

It's all good in the hood. My method has worked for the last two years.
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I don't think I'd like that quick strap thing. What's the point? If you get goggles that have the release buckle in the back, it is probably just as quick and simple if not more so. Since I am an ulta-aggressive rider, I fall off my sled and bury my head in the snow a lot. I would worry about that system icing up or something.
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I don't think I'd like that quick strap thing. What's the point? If you get goggles that have the release buckle in the back, it is probably just as quick and simple if not more so. Since I am an ulta-aggressive rider, I fall off my sled and bury my head in the snow a lot. I would worry about that system icing up or something.

Most snowmobile goggles don't have buckles around the back rubi, I'm assuming you're using snowboard goggles?

There's not much to ice up on the QS's and I've never had mine ice up.
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I don't think I'd like that quick strap thing. What's the point? If you get goggles that have the release buckle in the back, it is probably just as quick and simple if not more so. Since I pose as an ulta-aggressive rider, I fall off my sled and bury my head in the snow a lot. I would worry about that system icing up or something. Ya know gotta look good cause posing is hard work.
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Shit, if I wanted to be a poser, I'd buy all kinds of impressive stuff for my sled and just leave it in the garage and talk about it. Then I'd never fall off my sled, and nobody would laugh at me.
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Rubi is ultra-aggressive. I can vouch.
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I think someone needs to get the old skool open helmet with the snap on visor...
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i have strapped goggles, (Smith Snow Warp Stars) for the extra 5 seconds it takes to throw the strap over the back of your helmet i'll stick with that
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I think someone needs to get the old skool open helmet with the snap on visor...
Fuck yes. I had one of those for a while until I got lawndarted by my older bro. The visor split, folded in, and cut my face.
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