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post #11 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by VelvetsAB View Post
Are you wearing your hair the same way when you ride now, compared to when you had it fit?
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I know you say it is the same style but are you sure that there is not a small difference that can be making a huge difference in how your helmet is fitting?

A thicker hair tie, your braid being slightly higher on your head, your hair being a little bit longer and taking up more room once you put it under your helmet, etc.

If your helmets were new I would say you simply bought the wrong shape helmet for your head. Not all brands fit all heads.
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post #12 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 11:55 AM
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I know I have to be very particular about where I place hair elastics and bobby pins, or it will dig in and be painful.

Or, as others have suggested, you bought the wrong helmet for your head shape.

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post #13 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 08:56 PM
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Can I just start off by saying I love how 2 of the brand names mentioned on here were Irish

You could try buying the next size up & using the sponge-tape stuff you get to make it smaller? (I've got it with most of the hats I've bought, it's a thin strip of sponge that has a sticky side to attatch it to the inside of the helmet for a better fit) It's worked wonders for my weird shaped head :)

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post #14 of 18 Old 06-22-2011, 09:11 PM
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When I first bought my IRH helmet I got headaches. I took off the padding and replaced it with my old helmets padding. It was better and the headaches were smaller and came after a longer period of time. After a few wears, my helmet molded to the head and now I don't get headaches. But I have the model with the dial in the back though. When I went helmet shopping nothing fit as well. My head is round and every helmet I tried, the length was perfect but the sides of my head were being squished and after 2 minutes, I would get headaches. Good thing though because I was able to decide right away in the store if I should get it the particular model or not.

Definitely try playing the padding inside.

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post #15 of 18 Old 06-23-2011, 03:59 AM
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It might not be the best option, but I say get a new helmet with some extra padding. The more expensive they are the more padding it normally has. Also, different brands have a different sizing range. I have a ONYX Dublin helmet that was not too expensive and has never given me pain. I have taken many falls with it, but it has never cracked or anything! :)

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post #16 of 18 Old 06-27-2011, 03:51 PM
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I show in Dublin and the newer models have never given me trouble. But the older egghead style Dublins give me cranking headaches and migraines. I do not ride in a helmet when not in a shorting or on pc/show grounds (personal choice-so please don't chew my head off I do not want to hear it). Absolutely love my Dublin for showing though. Never heard of the other brands hahaha I'm a country bumpkin Ozzie hahaha. Good luck though.
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post #17 of 18 Old 06-29-2011, 08:42 PM
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I've never been able to find anyone else who experiences this, but I swear my head expands a bit after an hour or so of riding, and even more after a few hours.
I used to wear my helmet snug but not tight when I put it on, and would end up with horrible headaches after riding a while. I tried loosening it up so that it was a bit floppy when I started riding, and it would be snug at the end.
Now I ride with one that's easy to adjust one-handed by reaching behind my head, and I just start it snug and loosen it as I ride. It seems to work fine.
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-01-2011, 01:47 PM
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Why can't you ride without a helmet?

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