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post #1 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question Can anyone tell me about this helmet - pictures attached :)

I bought this helmet from a friend, brand new, but there's no tags or labels anywhere.
Can anyone tell me from the attached pictures if it's a riding helmet?
I think it may actually be for motorcycles...
If it is, could I ride in it or should I sell it and buy something I know is for horses?
My biggest concern is the buckle - I've never used a helmet with that kind of closure before.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 02:32 PM
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I think you're right that it's for motorcycles. While I think it would be better than riding without any helmet, I suspect it will be a lot hotter and maybe bulkier. It also looks like the back doesn't come down as far, so it's likely not offering the same level of protection, at least in that area. If you go to any shows/clinics/gatherings that requires an ASTM/SEI certified helmet, it won't meet the qualifications so you could get disqualified. I'm not sure if the buckle would have any big effect, other than being more of a pain to fasten.

Long term I'd definitely look for a proper riding helmet.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 02:36 PM
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It is for motorcycles and will be uncomfortably heavy. Get a good riding helmet. You can get a decent helmet for something like 60$ maybe less.

I love my Tipperary and hardly notice it is even on my head.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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It's definitely bulky - kind of makes me feel like one of those bobble-head toys.
I think I'll go ahead and sell it now. If I do, it's still new instead of wearing it for a few months and then trying to replace it. Plus, if I do want to go to a show, I won't be left scrambling.
I'd feel better wearing the *right* thing anyway.
Thanks.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 02:46 PM
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Honestly, a heavy helmet like that would be a detriment, and even dangerous. A small booble in the saddle or minor fall with such a heavy thing on your head could result in a neck injury.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely getting rid of it. I'm in a very motorcycle-heavy area. It might sell before the day is out. Thanks for the info.

Would one of the Troxel helmets that Tractor Supply sells be good enough for pleasure riding, *maybe* a little light jumping?
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-11-2013, 03:59 PM
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of course! Troxel helmets are perfectly acceptable safety-wise. And some folks prefer the fit. I have found, having worn them both, that for folks with anelongated, more egg shaped head (viewed from above) the Tipperary works better. If your heand is very round, then the troxel works better.

Good luck!
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