I have a longish goatee. On my old helmet, I was always worried about dragging my beard through the D rings and getting it knotted up while doing it up or undoing it. I updated a couple of weeks ago to an AGV K3 SV which has a tongue and clip type system. WAY better for me. Just push my beard forward with the back of my fingers and push the tongue into the clip. Easy to release, too. Anyway, catching my beard is one of those odd paranoid things us riders go through. What are you other blokes doing to stop your beards getting caught in your chin strap? A mate of mine puts a hair tie on his like a pony tail (he rides a Harley and has an open face - it also keeps it out of his face while riding).