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post #11 of 33 Old 06-18-2013, 03:58 PM
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Helmets are very personal items, they all fit differently- so your best bet is to go to a tack store and try on all the cheaper options and see what fits your head the best.
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post #12 of 33 Old 06-19-2013, 08:48 PM
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Just go to a tack store and try some on. To be honest, I don't think that there is a huge difference besides how they feel on your head. I mean some breathe better, or a lighter but they should all be up to the same safety standards.

I bought mine on sale for $50, it's pretty good. It's the same one I get everytime.
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post #13 of 33 Old 06-19-2013, 09:02 PM
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I have the Tipperary Sportage also. It's got venting built into it; fits my head well (it has removable add in wedges to fine tune the fit) and I think I paid about $65-70 for it.
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post #14 of 33 Old 06-21-2013, 03:32 PM
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Ovation, Troxel, Tipperary, IRH

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post #15 of 33 Old 06-21-2013, 04:28 PM
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I live in Texas too and I ride with an Ovation Delux Schooler. Paid right at $50 from Stateline. To me its no different than wearing a ball cap in the heat. When I first got it, it seemed ever so slightly tight but with wear, it took shape to my head and now I don't even think about it anymore.
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post #16 of 33 Old 06-21-2013, 05:57 PM
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I'll be another vote for the Ovation schooling helmet. I got mine about three years ago when I got to the barn one day and saw a crack in the visor of my Troxel. This was before the Ovation schooler became really popular, so when I went to the only local tack store in the area I was disappointed to only find super expensime ($200+) helmets, until I found that one hidden at the back of the pile. Bought it, and love it! It looks nice, is low profile, and fairly cool as far as helmets go. Even if I had a bit more to spend on a helmet I would probably still buy this one again.
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post #17 of 33 Old 06-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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Troxels are pretty cheap and come in a variety of colors/designs.

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post #18 of 33 Old 06-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TheatricalAffair View Post
Troxels are pretty cheap and come in a variety of colors/designs.
And will fall off your head as you fall before you hit the ground. The harnesses are not secure on them.

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post #19 of 33 Old 06-23-2013, 03:08 PM
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I'm in the north houston area and it's hot as h*ll. I have a black ovation schooler and I don't feel hot in it at all. It fits snug (as it should) and doesn't feel cheap at all. I think mine was $50-60. I've had it since last summer and it still looks New. I tried on a bunch of helmets at Charlotte's Saddlery in tomball. If you are close enough to tomball or Katy I would recommend visiting them to try some on. Hope this helps. :)
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post #20 of 33 Old 12-03-2013, 09:35 PM
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I have a Troxel Spirit and while it is a very serviceable helmet, be prepared to look like you another head on your head. They are much bulkier than they appear, so do try one on first.
Mine enters the room a few seconds before I do. :)
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