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post #21 of 39 Old 06-06-2012, 06:12 PM
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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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post #22 of 39 Old 06-06-2012, 08:23 PM
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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 :)

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post #23 of 39 Old 06-06-2012, 10:01 PM
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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.

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post #24 of 39 Old 06-06-2012, 11:13 PM
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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.

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post #25 of 39 Old 06-06-2012, 11:51 PM
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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.
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post #26 of 39 Old 06-07-2012, 02:43 AM
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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.
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post #27 of 39 Old 06-07-2012, 07:49 AM
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$1000 helmet???? YIKES!!

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post #28 of 39 Old 06-07-2012, 08:32 AM
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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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post #29 of 39 Old 06-07-2012, 08:41 AM
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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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post #30 of 39 Old 06-07-2012, 10:08 AM
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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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