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.
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.