Developed in collaboration with POC team athletes Martin Söderström and Robin Wallner of the Ibis Enduro Racing Team, the Coron Air SPIN offers an extremely high level of protection, ventilation and comfort. The helmet was specially designed for downhill and enduro racing. The outer shell of the Coron Air SPIN is made of fibreglass and is equipped with a multi-impact EPP liner for full protection and optimum performance.
To fulfil its mission, POC always develops its helmets with regard to the entire helmet, i.e. the interaction of all materials and features. The Coron Air SPIN is equipped with POC's patent-pending SPIN technology. The SPIN Pads ensure that the energy that acts on the brain in a fall with a diagonal impact is reduced. Furthermore, the Coron Air SPIN offers an advanced ventilation system which transports the air even better through the helmet and thus guarantees a more pleasant wearing comfort on hot days. The removable cheek pads provide additional safety for head and neck injuries and the ear chambers have been enlarged to reduce hearing and balance restrictions. The adjustable chin strap and foldable breakaway visor provide additional wearing comfort.
Oblique impact protection is necessary to counter the forces involved in non-linear impacts, which are a common cause of head injury. SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) pads are integrated inside a helmet and add an extra layer of oblique impact protection by shearing in any direction, reducing the force transmitted to the brain. The most common type of fall results in an angled, or oblique, impact with the ground or object which can lead to a rotation of the helmet and head.
Research has shown that compared to a direct, or linear, fall the force required to cause serious head injury from an oblique impact is often much lower. To counter this common impact scenario, POC created SPIN pads which are an evolution on nature’s own design and use an innovative pad technology and design. SPIN pads are optimized to provide oblique impact protection based on the precise location inside the helmet and by using various pad technologies which can shear in any direction. The aim is to minimize the effects of an oblique fall by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head.