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post #1 of 6 Old 07-31-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a new helmet. When i started riding about 10 years ago i had a skull cap that fit me great (size 0 or 6 1/2 - yes, i have a tiny head); i used that for about 7 years and was very reluctant to change. I got that in the UK when i was still there and about 2 years ago i got a cheap troxel in the US (my mam was footing the bill for a Christmas gift and refused to spend any money). The store i got it from didn't have any skull cap type of helmets for me to try, and most of their nicer helmets they didn't carry in such a small size.

So i've been looking at the Charles Owen jr8 or gr8. I would love to try one on and see if it has that skull cap type fit, the longer/less round helmets don't really fit me too well. However, no one near me has it in stock. Can anyone who has one give me a general description of the fit?

Anyone else who either has a skull cap/helmet that fits like a skull cap please recommend me a brand.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-31-2012, 04:50 PM
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I have a Harry Hall Legend
Fits like a skull, it's the perfect shape for my head
Wasn't too dear and looks great!
I too have a round head, those oval shaped hats hurt me!

To ride or not to ride? ... What a stupid question!!
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-31-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'll look into that hat thanks. Yeah, the fitter at the tack shop i first went to told me to stay away from the oval shaped ones. :(
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-03-2012, 05:32 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the CO JR8 and GR8 are oval. The AYR8 is round. I just got one (its in the mail) for $184 shipped from Amazon UK (Horse and Rider Express supplies it to them)
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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I have a Champion Pro Plus skull cap and I bought mine from Countrywide Stores here in the UK. I think the next best up for a skull cap is the Champion Ventair Deluxe.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-04-2012, 03:38 PM
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I've got a round head, but wanted a nice smart peaked hat - so have got a swede Champion peaked hat that fits me like my C&O skull does, but better as it has the lace fitting at the back. Just in case it's fit that is putting you off a peaked hat. Otherwise, the Champion skulls I'd 100% recommend as well.
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