Is your helmet the right size...... Oooerr

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Is your helmet the right size...... Oooerr

#1 Post by Bender » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:35 pm

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#2 Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:05 pm

right so I have to admit my first full face helmet I think was more than one size too big but that was a lot of years ago :oops: and it was an agordo
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#3 Post by fastbob » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:39 pm

The first helmet I bought was a Stadium Project 3 "Jet " style helmet in black with gold sides . You could adjust the fit by tightening a drawstring inside. I think I paid a whopping £4.00 for it from a second hand shop . Quite collectable nowadays I believe. This not my actual helmet.
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#4 Post by Bender » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:50 am

fastbob wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:39 pm
The first helmet I bought was a Stadium Project 3 "Jet " style helmet in black with gold sides . You could adjust the fit by tightening a drawstring inside. I think I paid a whopping £4.00 for it from a second hand shop . Quite collectable nowadays I believe. This not my actual helmet.
Would look good on a shelf.
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#5 Post by Troy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:07 pm

When I got my first “lid”, the shop owner told me to make sure that when it’s on and buckled up, your face (being the skin and cheeks etc.) should move with the helmet if you hold the helmet by the bottom, the part that sits in front of the mouth.

The shop owner said where I got my second lid from... “put it on and buckle up, then when your ready I will hold the front of helmet and I want you to try and turn your head. If you can’t turn your head without the helmet moving then it’s a good fit!”

Not sure how true any of the above is but it’s sounds like pretty decent advice.

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#6 Post by Tiggie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:52 pm

Always worth remembering that the padding on a new helmet compresses over time so what might feel perfect in the shop could be too loose after a month's wear :thumb:
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#7 Post by geofferz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:09 pm

Find a size small. Wear it for 15 minutes. If you get a headache move to a medium. Repeat till you no longer get headaches. Either way I can't imagine how loose a helmet would have to be where it flies off in a crash (especially with a done up chin strap?!)
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#8 Post by Stu » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:43 pm

geofferz wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Find a size small. Wear it for 15 minutes. If you get a headache move to a medium. Repeat till you no longer get headaches. Either way I can't imagine how loose a helmet would have to be where it flies off in a crash (especially with a done up chin strap?!)
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No matter what helmet you try you will still have headache :lol:
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#9 Post by TimR » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 pm

trl survey about helmets
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GIAJ2/
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#10 Post by Bender » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:37 pm

TimR wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 pm
trl survey about helmets
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GIAJ2/
Did the survey missed that :thumb:
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#11 Post by mikestrivens » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:05 pm

Just done the survey
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#12 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:59 am

Before everyone blows up at this comment I did ditch the helmet I really wanted for the best fitting helmet I could get that was more moola buuuuuttt... is it really that dangerous? 20% of respondents reporting their lid ‘nearly came off’ is an iffy stat. Ultimately it didn’t come off and they may have felt movement but did it do the job anyway?

I’m thinking of Brittany Morrow who was wearing a borrowed helmet two sizes too big who inspite of being “skinned alive” after coming off the back of a bike at 120mph had no damage to her head or face. Worth a ponder.
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#13 Post by Liveware Problem » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:23 am

It's a tricky decision, especially if you have an odd-shaped head like me :roll: I've yet to find a truly comfortable helmet.

Does anyone else with a 'long' head (think xenomorph from Alien :lol: ) have any recommendations?

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#14 Post by Bender » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Liveware Problem wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:23 am
It's a tricky decision, especially if you have an odd-shaped head like me :roll: I've yet to find a truly comfortable helmet.

Does anyone else with a 'long' head (think xenomorph from Alien :lol: ) have any recommendations?
Error open face helmet, save replacing it every time you go to bite someone :thumb:
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