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post #1 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Head pains when riding?

Hi There... I have tried many different makes of hats!

Currently using a champion skull cap!.. and every hat has done the same after riding for 1 hour + my right side of my head is so so sore I always have to move my hat around on my head.. its very painful but have tried many padded hats and hasent changed?:S my hats have all been fitted by profesionals. Does any one have an idea why this would happen?

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 08:01 AM
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Charlie, I'll still go with the guess the helmet doesn't fit you properly. I have exactly same issue when helmet is a tiny bit tight on my head. Not bad in beginning and then it's getting worse and worse (and I have to add it's a nightmare for me to find a helmet that fit). Have you tried any adjustable helmets (like some Troxel offers)?

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post #3 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, the strange this it.. that my hat isent tight it can move a bit too, yes I have that problem too it takes me forever to find a helmet that fits and is comfey too. I havent is that what you are riding in? Is it padded?

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post #4 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 11:29 AM
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Agreed with KV, sounds like your helmet doesn't fit properly. If it's not too small it might possibly be the wrong shape. Some brands are more "round" some are more "long oval". Need to find the one that best fits the shape of your head.
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 12:06 PM
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This is the one I use in every day riding: Troxel Legacy Gold Duratec™ Riding Helmet < ASTM & SEI Certified Helmets < Riding Apparel|Dover Saddlery. It has that adjusting system on back you can make it tighter or looser around the head (and yes, it has some padding too). I basically tried almost all helmets in Dover, that's the only one so far I feel comfortable in. :)

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you will try that hate at local millers:)... would this cause the pains to strt 1 hour + thought?

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post #7 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 08:36 PM
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I did ride as long as 3 hours in that helmet (on trails and couple times on clinic). If you have a good fit you basically forget you have a helmet on. :) Good luck in your search!

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-22-2011, 09:26 PM
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When you say your helmets have been fitted by professionals -- what kind of professionals? Maybe you need someone more specific to headgear as opposed to the clerk at the tack shop, or your trainer.

No one's head is exactly symmetrical; maybe it just so happens that yours is less symmetrical than most, therefore it may fit you on one side, but not the other. If so, then it's a matter of adjusting the padding to compensate for that once you have a helmet that fits as close a possible.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-24-2011, 03:49 AM
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I finally dropped some serious cash on a Charles Owen skull cap. It has loads of padding and is very comfortable. I think it was about 160 EUR - never did I think I'd spend that on a cap but when I tried it on I just knew it was going to be worth the investiment. I used to ride in a troxel legacy gold and even that wasn't nearly as comfy as my charles own.
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post #10 of 11 Old 11-24-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all your help will go and try the carles owean as mum has one and loves it thanks:)
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