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        09-25-2012, 10:04 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Should I replace my helmet? *pictures*

    I sometimes mount in the wash stall, and there is a small overhang that I have to duck under as we walk out. Well, a few days ago, I forgot to duck. Now, my brand new Ovation Extreme Helmet has a bunch of spidery lines all over it, but there are no dents, and the surface is still very smooth. Still, I would rather be safe than sorry, and I will check up on the warranty to see that, if needs be, I can get a replacement for free or a reduced price.



    The box it came in.



    Spot where it had contact with the wood.



    Spidery cracks/deformities.



    These cracks might be hard to see, but they spread pretty far.



    View of the helmet on my head. This has the best perspective of the cracks.



    Even though I may have ruined a new helmet, I am very thankful I was wearing it. I hit my head hard, and without the helmet I may have gotten a concussion. I am very grateful that I had the brains to put it on before I mounted, even in the washroom. I'm just sad that I already caused damage to it, and in such a ridiculous manner.
         
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        09-25-2012, 10:08 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Check the warranty and see if they'll replace it. If not, I'd replace it anyhow 'cos you can't replace your head if you put a bunch of cracks in it!
         
        09-25-2012, 10:09 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    I lied. There is another spot on the helmet where I can feel roughness, but it isn't from contact with the wood. I think it's a result of the spidery cracks all forming into one thingy....poor things had to go somewhere.

         
        09-25-2012, 10:11 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    I just hope I haven't already passed the deadline for the warranty.
         
        09-25-2012, 10:20 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Yup. Just sent a review of the helmet to Dover Saddlery, requesting a replacement. I hope they get back in touch soon, because my other helmet is like a big, shiny safety bucket.
         
        09-25-2012, 10:39 PM
      #6
    Super Moderator
    Well, you silly girl, you shouldn't mount in the wash rack! (just teasing you, but I guess you figured out why it's considered a no-no)

    So, those spidering things are cracks? It looks like the trail left by a slug or snail. Can you feel them if you run your finger over the surface with your eyes closed?

    How's your neck?
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        09-25-2012, 10:40 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Well, you silly girl, you shouldn't mount in the wash rack! (just teasing you, but I guess you figured out why it's considered a no-no)

    So, those spidering things are cracks? It looks like the trail left by a slug or snail. Can you feel them if you run your finger over the surface with your eyes closed?

    How's your neck?
    My neck is great. XD

    I can't feel them, except in two places.
         
        09-25-2012, 10:45 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    If your replacing your helmet with those cracks.. I should have replaced mine.. last year! Haha.. I wouldnt replace it.. but I barely use one.. sooo
         
        09-25-2012, 11:14 PM
      #9
    Super Moderator
    You might send them a photo. I thought that it was more important to replace the helmet if the INSIDE, where the padding material is located, gets cracked. I had one crack on me many years ago. The outside looked fine, but the inside hard foam stuff had a very discernable crack. Troxel replaced it for $25.
         
        08-28-2013, 07:00 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Our rule is any helmet that is cracked gets relplaced. If it is cracked the structural integrity of that helmet is compromised and it is just not worth it. I would hate for one of my family members to get seriously hurt over a cracked helmet!
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