Flip face for me. Currently an HJC Symax, may upgrade to a Symax II. I like having full coverage on my face. I've been hit by debris right on the face of the helmet too many times to be comfortable with nothing in front of me. I also ride looking through the windshield but have still been hit numerous times. I tried the half helmet and looked at the 3\4 but couldn't bring myself to buy one. The flip face allows you to pull it up and get a little more air at stop lights, fuel stops, etc. Many will argue that the flip isn't as safe as the full face. Probably true, but it would depend on how you hit as to whether the design would be a factor or not.