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What is considered a 'bad' fall for replacing helmet?

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        06-06-2012, 05:12 PM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by RunJumpRide    
    If there's no visible damage, you're fine. I've fallen quite a few times since I've gotten my helmet, most of which I didn't really slam my head on the ground. I find it a little ridiculous to replace it every single time I fall off. I'd be getting 3 helmets a year if that were the case!
    ....bad avice...bad bad advice there can be damage to the helmet which can comprimise the protection of it.
         
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        06-06-2012, 07:23 PM
      #22
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by BCtazzie    
    I cut all the straps off, I know some people who take to it with a hammer (could be good if your having a not so stellar day) before putting it in the bin.
    Okay, thank you :)
         
        06-06-2012, 09:01 PM
      #23
    Trained
    I have not read all the answers and am gong with my first reaction to the title of the thread, as I am often tempted to do.

    If you have to ask the question, you should replace your helmet. Period.
         
        06-06-2012, 10:13 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    Like everyone else has mention, the helmet should be replaced after every fall, what we was taught her 4h. With that said I don't replace mine that often. I'm looking at replacing mine in the future, but haven't decided on it yet, I really should even know it's not even a year old. There is no outside damage done, but I know most likely inside damage was done. I got an concussion but didn't physical hit my head that I remember, it took 2 days for the effects of an concussion to even appear. I realize the risk I take when I don't replace it, but it's better than none.
         
        06-06-2012, 10:51 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    After droppig it on the ground or falling and hitting your head. If you don't feel a hit to the head check your visor. The plastic visors often come off at any contact.

    I have made students replace them when theyve been leading a horse and it has turned around and whacked them with their cheek.
         
        06-07-2012, 01:43 AM
      #26
    Foal
    Well...
    The helmets I buy need to be approved, they need to be very well ventilated (hot climate) and they need to be ok for showing here (not too much *stuff* on them :P )
    Helmets that do have all of this are not cheap.
    If I buy a helmet for $1000+, I expect it to be able to handle being dropped, and to be okay for falls where my head has not been involved in the slightest.
    That being said, I personally rarely venture outside the arena, and cannot remember the last time I jumped :p.
    I've had my current helmet for about one and a half years, and i'm now looking at replacing it.
         
        06-07-2012, 06:49 AM
      #27
    Trained
    $1000 helmet???? YIKES!!
         
        06-07-2012, 07:32 AM
      #28
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder    
    Well...
    The helmets I buy need to be approved, they need to be very well ventilated (hot climate) and they need to be ok for showing here (not too much *stuff* on them :P )
    Helmets that do have all of this are not cheap.
    If I buy a helmet for $1000+, I expect it to be able to handle being dropped, and to be okay for falls where my head has not been involved in the slightest.
    That being said, I personally rarely venture outside the arena, and cannot remember the last time I jumped :p.
    I've had my current helmet for about one and a half years, and i'm now looking at replacing it.
    Wow. My helmet is approved, well ventilated and suitable for showing and it cost me 50. I hope you meant to put $100 not $1000 otherwise you are being seriously ripped off!
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        06-07-2012, 07:41 AM
      #29
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by DancingWithSunny    
    Wow. My helmet is approved, well ventilated and suitable for showing and it cost me 50. I hope you meant to put $100 not $1000 otherwise you are being seriously ripped off!
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    I know right! My heads not worth that much lol.
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        06-07-2012, 09:08 AM
      #30
    Foal
    Haha unfortunately it wasn't a typo. Horse things are RIDICULOUSLY expensive here. Next helmet i'm getting is going to be when i'm home for the summer holidays.
         

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