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Tell Me the Truth About Helmets!

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    11-11-2010, 08:34 PM
  #1
Foal
Tell Me the Truth About Helmets!

So, as I'm mentioned I'm preparing for my riding comeback. Boy do I feel ancient! I read on another forum that velvet helmets are not, not cool for schooling! Wow this makes me sad - I LOVE my helmet. But I can take the truth - will I look like some old lady with my velvet helmet?!

Then, the next step is: what do I get and why?!

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    11-11-2010, 08:37 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I have my velvet helmet, I love it and I need a new one, so im searching for a new velvet one that I love just as much... im having a hard time.... haha.
Do you mean one of those old velvet helmets? I would recommend getting a new one because that one wont protect your head very well. But they make new velvet ones!!!
     
    11-11-2010, 08:45 PM
  #3
Trained
I like the plain velvet helmets. They look so much more classic and not like you're wearing some strange plastic sculpture on your head..
     
    11-11-2010, 08:48 PM
  #4
Trained
I ride in a velvet helmet, and no one looks sideways at me. If they do, it's my shonky riding, not the helmet =P
     
    11-11-2010, 08:57 PM
  #5
Foal
Oh, I feel so much better! One of the things I love about riding is the timeless quality of so much of it. I'm not a very traditional person, but the traditions I love I really love!
     
    11-11-2010, 09:02 PM
  #6
Trained
I've never seen them at any of the shows in Montana but when I went to horse trials in NZ that's almost all I saw. I think it depends on your area -- I don't think anyone would look at you sideways for wearing one.
     
    11-11-2010, 09:09 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by FrannyGlass    
Oh, I feel so much better! One of the things I love about riding is the timeless quality of so much of it. I'm not a very traditional person, but the traditions I love I really love!
I agree, I LOVE the tradition of velvet helmets
     
    11-12-2010, 12:05 AM
  #8
Foal
I have a low profile plastic type helmet for schooling, and a velvet helmet for showing.
     
    11-12-2010, 12:13 PM
  #9
Yearling
I just have a velvet cover for my helmet that I stick on it for showing. That way it stays nice and clean tucked away in my bag of show things.
     
    11-12-2010, 12:20 PM
  #10
Showing
I really like the look of velvet helmet. I may get one for myself later on. The only problem it's so dusty here that it won't look nice anymore (while I can just whip off my plastic one).
     

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