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post #1 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet too big?

How far down my forehead should my helmet fit? My new one sits all the way down on my eyebrows...with my pony tail in it fits tight however without its really loose. I measured my head and its 24 inches around which is a 71/2 helmet size which this is.

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 03:15 PM
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some helmets just don't fit certain shaped heads, as in round vs long oval shaped heads.

Your helmet should be above your eyebrows & snug. Not so tight that you get a headache, but you should be able to bend over with it unbuckled & it should stay on your head. Someone should also be able to hold the brim & pull it up & down & see your eyebrows move up & down with it [or you could do it in a mirror !]

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post #3 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well right now you can't see my eyebrows at all! Its the IRH switch, and the more I look at myself in the mirror the more I wonder if its too big, plus it makes my head look like a giant black mushroom.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 03:41 PM
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hmmm I don't know too much about irhs in particular, except they don't fit me

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post #5 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 03:44 PM
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You shouldn't be able to fit a ponytail in your helmet. You want it snug enough that if you get flung, it's not going to go flying off your head.

Took me a while to find one that fit snugly but not so snug that it gave me a headache.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it way too big without my pony tail in. Sigh, and here I was hoping that I could get a nice show helmet, sounds like I will have to go back to the troxel since I know that they fit me for sure.

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post #7 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 06:09 PM
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You could save that helmet just for showing. I always tuck my ponytail in my helmet when I show because it looks much neater, and if it fits with your ponytail...

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post #8 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Its still down almost completely over my eyebrows. I wore it around some more (just because I'm weird and have always wanted an IRH switch), and it was pushing my glasses down my nose, so its just not going to work. Plus I need a helmet for schooling as well since my old one has a huge crack in the foam.

Soo, anybody want a brand new IRH switch helmet? I'll make you a great deal!

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post #9 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 08:53 PM
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I don't know what your budget is, but have you considered a JR8 Charles Owen? They're only about $20 more than the nice IRH's. I'm going to get one soon myself, and I've heard nothing but good about them. Most comfortable helmet I've ever tried on.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-22-2010, 11:53 PM
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I ride in a troxel velvet helmet to show. They fit my head, they're great safety wise (saved my life on more than one occasion) and they don't break the bank. Just food for thought, but you don't need the latest helmet fad to show, just a good quality, clean velvet helmet that fits well.
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