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Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#1 Post by ethanjh99 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi, i just doing my CBT on Saturday and have already bought a helmet however i have noticed that my cheeks or pushed into my mouth when teeth are just a little open making me unable to close my jaw without awkwardness. i am aware that they need to be snug round my cheeks but not being able close my jaw without about a few seconds of adjustment mustn't be good if you fall off and end up biting your cheek off. my question is this normal for the checks to be pushed into the mouth a little?

Thanks in advance for any help :)

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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#2 Post by Joeman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Welcome. I had that with a new helmet once. I just had to blow my cheeks out to compress the foam abit. With time it was ok.
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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#3 Post by tuktuk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:40 pm

I wouldnt buy a helmet if it didnt fit like this at first. The interiors mould to your face over time so if it fitted from the start it wouldnt fit too well later on.

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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#4 Post by Baldrick » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:05 pm

It'll feel much better after you've worn it for a while.
Wear it to bed, that'll do the trick. :thumb:

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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#5 Post by bonio » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:14 pm

Yeah, wear it til it fits.
I reckon that if you can get it on and off, and it doesn't give you a headache, then it's not too small.
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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#6 Post by TC1474 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:19 pm

It will give by about a quarter to half a size and mould to your shape.

It sounds like it fits just right. It will get easier and you will get used to it. :thumb:
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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#7 Post by Speedy23 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:37 pm

I find taking my helmet off before I eat helps a lot.........
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Re: Unable to bite properly with new helmet

#8 Post by fq-craigus » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:55 am

Sounds like it fits well, the goals will give but still support by the sounds of it

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