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post #1 of 28 Old 12-17-2012, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Troxel Liberty or Intrepid helmet reviews?

Hey hey

Just wondering if anyone out there has ever tried either the Troxel Liberty or Intrepid helmets and what are you opinions on them?

They have a very nice look for only trail riding to competing but i'd like to know more about them if their comfortable, are they made small or big?
Any reviews would be greatly appreciated

Thank you :)
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post #2 of 28 Old 01-13-2013, 04:04 PM
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i bought the intrepid this past weekend and jus got it in the mail...I was dissapointed to see that it was small for me!...and i got the largest size! BUT>>my head is really big and round so if you have a big round head that is 24' then i wouldnt buy it! but usually people dont have as big of a head as me! I think they make them a little smaller than they say..but overall they are a very nice looking helmet!

hope this helped!
p.s if you have a smaller head i wouldnt worry about it ;)

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Hahaha Barrel Baby you're gonna laugh but im worrying that its going to be too big for my head! LOL i have a small head, i wear the extra small sport troxel ;)
I ordered it, i'm currently waiting to get it and can't wait, i really hope it won't be too big :)
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Hahahha if you don't have a head like mine you'll be just fine!!! Hope it works out for you!! It's a very nice looking helmet!! :)

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Thank you! I'll let you know if it works out or not ;) And yes it's very nice! Love the design and i will get the carbon color.

I have tried many other helmets, in their smallest sizes like the sport tipperary, the cubix schooling ovation, some english helmets and more and yet they were still too big or sorta fit but were tipping down on my forehead when i lowered my head lol Anyhow, i should receive the helmet soon *fingers crossed* ;)
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Neither. Troxel helmets are garbage. There are much nicer schooling helmets out there that are far safer and better fit such as the Ovation and Sportage.

I had a student whos helmet fit I checked when she got on her horse. Horse spooked and she came flying off, helmet fell off before she hit the ground. I have heard of this happening with more then one person with a troxel helmet. More then one riding school has now banned troxel helmets for this very reason.

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Neither. Troxel helmets are garbage. There are much nicer schooling helmets out there that are far safer and better fit such as the Ovation and Sportage.

I had a student whos helmet fit I checked when she got on her horse. Horse spooked and she came flying off, helmet fell off before she hit the ground. I have heard of this happening with more then one person with a troxel helmet. More then one riding school has now banned troxel helmets for this very reason.
I don't think i agree with this, Troxel helmets are great helmets, at my barn all that my coach's uses are the sport troxel helmets for the people getting riding lessons or trail rides. There still in good shape and I also own a sport troxel and it's a good low profile not expensive helmet. As someone said to me not too long ago, if they weren't safe they would not be on the market!

Also, if the helmet fell off before the rider hit the ground then i believe that the helmet was not properly secured (tightened under the chin) or that it did not fit properly.
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I don't think i agree with this, Troxel helmets are great helmets, at my barn all that my coach's uses are the sport troxel helmets for the people getting riding lessons or trail rides. There still in good shape and I also own a sport troxel and it's a good low profile not expensive helmet. As someone said to me not too long ago, if they weren't safe they would not be on the market!

Also, if the helmet fell off before the rider hit the ground then i believe that the helmet was not properly secured (tightened under the chin) or that it did not fit properly.
I check all my students helmets before they get on their horses. I know proper helmet fit, i've been doing this for 22 years. I check fit and make sure all straps are tight.

Just because a helmet is on the market does not mean it is safe. There are lots of products on the market that are not ideal or safe but they are still on the shelf.

The chin straps on troxel helmets are not secure. The come loose as you ride.

I am not the only person who has had this experience. I have talked to a lot of people who have had similar experiences. There are a few riding schools that have put a ban on them now because of similar things. We have told our local tack shops that if someone is buying a helmet to ride at our barn they are not to sell a troxel to them. Same as we do not allow those rubber english riding boots.

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I agree with NB, my mom used to have a Troxel and it just seemed very cheaply made. She got rid of it right after she bought it due to a bad experience...

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To add to the "if it wasn't safe it wouldn't be on the market" comment.

All those cheap bridles out there, the ones that the reins snap at the bit within a few uses. They are still out there. Even the fixings on the bridle break. There are cheap girths out there known to break. There are saddles that fall apart within a few uses. The list goes on.

Just because something is on the shelf it does not mean it is safe. Tipperary eventing vests are not certified and they are VERY popular
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