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post #1 of 11 Old 07-24-2012, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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So I really need a new helmet... the best one I can buy would be great! I don't care about the price range its not a big deal at the moment as I have around 200 put aside for the helmet alone...
Also what would the best boots be? Preferably johd boots as im not showing at the moment. :)
Thankyou so so much guys! It would be a great help to me!
Ohh and I live in Aussie in NSW so preferably a store that is in Aus?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-24-2012, 06:00 AM
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Well helmet and boots both need fitting so you'd have to go into a store. Tbh I haven't found that the more expensive helmets fit any better or are much more protective than the lower range ones - I'm very happy with my Dublin Onyx which cost $70 and protects my head well. I also just use Baxter leather jodhpur/paddock boots (again around the $70 mark) and find them fine - topped with a pair of real suede half chaps. Ariat make nice jodhpur boots too - and matching leather half chaps if you want to spend a bit more.

I go to Brighton Saddlery in Kensington - part of the Saddleworld chain I think. There's also Horseland (a store in Dural I think, and a few others in NSW) and Goodwood (in Sydney), and lots of other smaller ones - but it depends on your location.
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-24-2012, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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yeah there is a horseland about 30-40 minutes from my place so that's my usual store :)
I was looking at your helmet! It sounds good but the Dublin aviation sounds nice too...
Do you prefer black or white? As a personal preference?

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Aesthetically black looks heaps better than white - but white is waaaay better in the sun, reflects rather than absorbs the heat. Most important thing is that it's secure though!
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-24-2012, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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defiantly! :) thankyou!
I think ill go down to my store and check them out too. See what fits and what not :) thanks so much!

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Sar, any certified helmet will do the trick. Just look for one that will fit your head, and as long as you don't show it doesn't really matter if it's "fancy" or not.

I used the cheapest possible on trails and medium price now in ring. When I fell on trail once the cheap helmet did its job just fine (although I had to trash it when I came back).

As for shopping I'll leave it to Aus folks, because I'm in US. :)
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I really like my Dublin boots. They were the cheapest ones, I paid about $50 for. They have held up for 5 years now, and are still going strong. I particularly like the fact they are quite broad - without half-sizes being normal these days, I find it hard to get boots to fit

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I've had great sucess with the onyx helmets and baxter boots.

The boots lasted through 9 years of abuse.

Remember helmets are different shapes so try them on, I have friends that loathe the onyx but it fits the shape of my head.
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I've had great sucess with the onyx helmets and baxter boots.

The boots lasted through 9 years of abuse.

Remember helmets are different shapes so try them on, I have friends that loathe the onyx but it fits the shape of my head.
Me too - I tried to buy a 'fancier' helmet, but none of them have enough padding on the back part to keep the dang thing on my head! They slip off at the slightest movement, no matter if the actual size is giving me a splitting headache. I guess they must fit some people!
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