The Avance MIPS helmet uses TeXtreme carbon fiber material to create a lighter, stiffer, and stronger shell.
The Avance MIPS helmet uses TeXtreme carbon fiber material to create a lighter, stiffer, and stronger shell.

Giro Sport Design has introduced the Avance MIPS, a ski racing helmet that uses TeXtreme carbon fiber material 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,’ said Mattia Berardi, product manager of Giro Ski.

Giro created the new helmet to help improve protection from four major hazard categories common to ski racing: high-energy impact, rotational energies, multi-impact collision, and gate impact.

The Avance MIPS outer shell made from the fabric features wide, flat tapes which can fit tighter together and remain straighter than the round tows found in conventional carbon fiber materials, and thus require less resin needed to bind the fibers together, the company says.

This story uses material from TeXtremewith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.