Giro Launches Innovative Ski Helmet Reinforced by TeXtreme

01 January 0001

Giro Launches Innovative Ski Helmet Reinforced by TeXtreme

Giro Sport Design recently launched the Avance MIPS, an innovative ski racing helmet that uses TeXtreme to create a lighter, stiffer, and stronger shell.

“In development of the Avance MIPS ski helmet, TeXtreme has enabled us to create an ultralight shell that’s tougher, stiffer and stronger than anything Giro has previously offered. Most importantly, TeXtreme provides impressive high-energy impact management,” says Mattia Berardi, Product Manager of Giro Ski.

According to Berardi, “The Avance MIPS outer shell is constructed from TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics. TeXtreme’s wide, flat tapes fit tighter together and remain straighter than the round tows found in conventional carbon fibre materials, and thus require a less resin needed to bind the fibres together.”

Giro says its engineers created the new helmet to deliver improved protection from four major hazard categories common to elite alpine racing: high-energy impact, rotational energies, multi-impact collision, and gate impact. In order to combat the high-energy impacts that racers often experience, a number of innovations were developed and the use of TeXtreme materials enables a strong shell that allows the helmet to better resist multi-impact crashes and repeated gate impacts.

The Avance MIPS helmet will be available for purchase at authorised Giro retailers in late 2016.


Photo provided by Giro

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