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post #11 of 23 Old 11-12-2010, 03:28 PM
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I only ever ride in velvet helmets!

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post #12 of 23 Old 11-12-2010, 04:53 PM
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Had a velvet helmet, it does not matter which helmet you use as long as it is safe!! Dont worry what ppl say hun

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post #13 of 23 Old 11-12-2010, 09:26 PM
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I have a velvet helmet with a black stretchy cover to keep the velvet nice.

I have seen some plastic helmets that look nice, but a lot of them look too much like bicycle helmets to me. I also didn't want to buy two helmets, one for schooling and another for showing, so I just bought one nice velvet helmet that fit nicely and got the cover for it.

I think it's just personal preference and no one would care what helmet you are wearing (and if they do care they must have too much time on their hands). Pick a helmet that is safe, comfortable, and that YOU like! :)
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post #14 of 23 Old 11-12-2010, 09:46 PM
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Are you going for safety or looks? If you want the safest, get the tipperary.... it was developed for the type of accident that paralyzed superman. I have one. My daughter has a troxel because it allows free replacement after a fall.

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post #15 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 02:01 AM
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I have an old velvet and a new Tipperary. The Tipperary is SOOO much more comfortable. I am older and crotchety and don't like to change things, but I have to admit, Sometimes new IS better!
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post #16 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 02:44 AM
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I ride in Charles Owen helmets only, For everday i use the Charles Owen GR8 (its suede), and for competitions i use the Charles owen Fiona (This ones Velvet). Charles owen has the highest saftey standard in the world. So it sold me! Plus there uber comfy and not plastic!!

Plus they look good

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GR8 (everyday, different colour though)
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post #17 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 07:00 PM
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I have my old velvet helmet from 25 years ago! But I don't ride in it, because I'm sure it wouldn't do much for me.
I would get a new good looking velvet helmet if I were you, newer = safer. You're supposed to replace them every three years, I think, whether you fall off or not.
Ideally I'd have a beautiful, velvet helmet for showing and a less expensive one for schooling. That way, if you fall off and bump your head and have to replace it, you won't be spending as much.
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 07:02 PM
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I ride in Charles Owen helmets only, For everday i use the Charles Owen GR8 (its suede), and for competitions i use the Charles owen Fiona (This ones Velvet). Charles owen has the highest saftey standard in the world. So it sold me! Plus there uber comfy and not plastic!!

Plus they look good

I added pics too:

Fiona (Competition)
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I love my fiona!!!!

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post #19 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 07:03 PM
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I wear a velvet helmet. Hey, the plastic one looks lie a bike helmet!

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post #20 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 07:10 PM
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I love my fiona!!!!

Me too!! its my pride and joy all waraped up in bubble wrap in its cover, in the box! lol

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