Safety is paramount when it comes to high-speed sports and activities like snowmobiling and dirt biking. To address the risk of head injuries, technological advancements in helmet design have introduced Mips®, a groundbreaking system that enhances protection during certain impacts. Mips®, an abbreviation for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, is built into helmets to help reduce rotational motion to the head that could occur in oblique impacts. 


The Mips® system is specifically designed to provide added safety for helmets by reducing harmful forces that may be transferred to the head during certain impacts. It targets rotational motion, which is a common cause of concussions and more severe brain injuries resulting from oblique hits to the head. The Mips® system consists of a low friction layer mounted inside the helmet. In the event of a crash, this layer is designed to move slightly, redirecting forces away from the head to help reduce the risk of brain injury. 

A critical feature of the Mips® system is its ability to provide omnidirectional coverage of the entire surface between the head and helmet. It allows for a relative movement of 10-15mm, effectively redirecting energy away from the head during oblique impacts. Furthermore, Mips®-equipped helmets are certified to meet European and US helmet safety standards, ensuring they comply with the highest safety regulations for the region in which they are sold. 

509 offers the Mips® technology exclusively with its Altitude Series of Snowmobile and Dirt Bike Helmets. These helmets are labeled as "Pro" in the product name, indicating the inclusion of the advanced Mips® system. The Altitude 2.0 Offroad Carbon Fiber Pro Helmet and Altitude 2.0 Offroad Pro Helmet are the Mips®-equipped options for offroad enthusiasts, while snowmobilers can opt for the Altitude 2.0 Pro Carbon Fiber 3K Helmet, boasting both Mips® technology and premium carbon fiber construction. 

Emphasizing rider safety and protection, 509's integration of Mips® technology into its helmets showcases the brand's commitment to staying at the forefront of helmet innovation. As riders take on thrilling adventures, they can have peace of mind knowing that their helmets are equipped with the latest advancements in safety technology, helping reduce the risk of rotational motion-related injuries. 

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Mips® (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) is a revolutionary technology that enhances helmet safety by reducing rotational motion during oblique impacts. This innovative system, featured in 509's Altitude Series of Snowmobile and Dirt Bike Helmets, ensures riders can enjoy their high-speed pursuits with added confidence in their head protection. With Mips®, powersports enthusiasts can embrace the thrill of the ride, knowing they have cutting-edge safety technology working to safeguard their well-being.