The Ventral Air SPIN has been structurally optimized to be as aerodynamic as possible and at the same time optimally ventilated. Its precisely designed air vents and internal ducts control airflow at both high and low speeds. The result is a safe and lightweight high-performance helmet with outstanding ventilation and cooling.
The unique design has been influenced by the award-winning Octal and Ventral models. It improves the aerodynamics of the wearer by minimizing air turbulence. A slim design and special channels direct the air through the helmet, providing a cooling effect to the head. The optimized spoiler on the back of the helmet reduces turbulence of the exiting air and improves aerodynamics.
In order to fulfil its mission, POC always develops its helmets with regard to the entire helmet, i.e. the interaction of all materials and features. Despite its light weight, the Ventral Air SPIN has a safe unibody construction and an EPS core that represents a perfect balance between weight and safety. SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) is POC's patent-pending silicone pad technology, which uses innovative materials to enhance protection in combination with the core and shell. The Ventral Air SPIN is comfortable to wear thanks to its simple size adjustment system in circumference and height. The redesigned Eye Garage ensures a secure grip of the glasses on the helmet.
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.