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    01-16-2013, 03:19 PM
  #11
Weanling
I've had a Troxel Venture for years and it's still in excellent condition. I tried on several other brands and models of helmet before buying it and it was the best fit in my price range ($200 or less). I've never had the straps go loose on me during use, even if I don't secure the rubber guards. I can't speak for other Troxel models, as I haven't ridden in them, but perhaps the quality varies from model to model. However, they are ASTM/SEI certified, so that must count for something.
     
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    01-16-2013, 03:42 PM
  #12
Weanling
I have ridden in my troxel sport for 2 years and never has the chin strap gotten loose when riding and I would say that half of the boarders and people riding at the the ranch wears troxels and never have I heard any complaints of anything. So to say that troxels are garbage is false, there are good troxel helmets out there just like im sure there are ovation helmets that are good and others not so good.
     
    01-16-2013, 03:53 PM
  #13
Green Broke
You asked for opinions and reviews on the troxel helmets. I gave you what you asked for. If you want to be defensive because it was a negative review then all the power to you.

I was just sharing my experiences as well as the experiences and opinions/reviews of them from other people including coaches and instructors. My student could have been killed. She was thrown into the wall when her horse spoked. Her head came very close to impact with the wall and no helmet on her head as her helmet flew off. 10 minutes after I had checked it to make sure everything was snug and properly fit and adjusted. Thankfully her head didn't hit the wall, she twisted her knee and banged herself up pretty good. After watching that(and seeing similar things happen to others over the years) and hearing similar stories from others, I don't want them anywhere near my program.

I am not going to continue to sit here and bicker with you over it. We are all entitled to our opinions and views. I chose to not use troxel helmets and chose to have my clients stay away from them. Just like other coaches will chose to have their students avoid a certain type of saddle, boots or various other equipment.
     
    01-16-2013, 03:57 PM
  #14
Trained
Now I am afraid to buy a troxel & I did have my eye on the new Rebel! Dang you NB!!!
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    01-16-2013, 04:00 PM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Now I am afraid to buy a troxel & I did have my eye on the new Rebel! Dang you NB!!!
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Haha sorry!! But I think people should know about them. The whole system for the troxel is dodgey to me.

The Ovations are wonderful helmets and in the same price range. I actually really like the ovation dial adjustment as you can adjust it to fit however you are wearing your hair that day. They come down further on the back of the head and are just over all a REALLY nice helmet. Their schooling helmets are great as are their show helmets. I just ordered one of the new Ovations as my GPA expired and with all the expenses I have coming up I can't shell out $500 for a new helmet right now. I tried the Ovation on and I instantly fell in love.
     
    01-16-2013, 04:17 PM
  #16
Weanling
It's all good, I didn't mean to start an argument either.
Im glad the rider didn't hit her head on the wall though :S and just out of curiousity which troxel was she wearing ?

I have heard good things about Ovations helmets but they don't fit my head at all, they put too much pressure on my forehead and too much space on both sides on top of my ears, after 5 minutes of having it on my head I couldn't imagine riding with that.
     
    01-16-2013, 04:37 PM
  #17
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by joseeandjade11    
It's all good, I didn't mean to start an argument either.
Im glad the rider didn't hit her head on the wall though :S and just out of curiousity which troxel was she wearing ?

I have heard good things about Ovations helmets but they don't fit my head at all, they put too much pressure on my forehead and too much space on both sides on top of my ears, after 5 minutes of having it on my head I couldn't imagine riding with that.
My student was wearing the Troxel Sport, a friend of mine had similar happen with her student wearing the Troxel Capriole.

And through the grape vine I have heard of the Troxel Dakota and Grand Prix doing the same thing. Though no personal experience.

I don't know what it is about them. I do like the look of the Venture but i'm soured on Troxel now so I wont be going near them.

Have you tried Tipperary? I LOVE the T2 but it doesn't fit me properly as I have a more round head. I've heard the Tipperary fits like the Charles Owen helmets, but don't quote me on that. I've never had the desire to even look at a CO. I hate the way they sit.

I'm saving pennies for the new GPA Speed *sigh*
     
    01-16-2013, 05:14 PM
  #18
Weanling
I have tried the tipperary sportage at the greenhawk store, a little bit too big for my head, maybe with a little bit more padding it would have fitted but it when I tried it I just banged my head down to see if it would stay in place and it was tipping down so no good. :( I swear im having no luck finding a decent helmet so I decided i'd try the intrepid, reasons why is because it has the flip fold system in it so I can adjust the padding to be thicker where it needs to be and since that I fit in the extra small troxel sport it fits the shape of my head like a glove.
     
    01-16-2013, 05:29 PM
  #19
Green Broke
The Troxel sport does not fit the same as the Intrepid from what I have read and heard. I don't know if from experience as I have never had one on before.

The Troxel sport will break if you drop it on the ground from less then 3 feet up. Just a heads up on that.

Have you looked at The Olympian? It has the dial fit system Olympian Velveteen DFS Helmet | DRC0530 | Greenhawk

Or for just a little bit more money there is IRH. Equestrian Riding Helmets, Hats & Protective Riding Vests | Dover Saddlery
     
    01-16-2013, 05:36 PM
  #20
Weanling
I have tried one similiar to the olympian at greenhawk but same problem, tipping down when I lower my head. Plus I already have ordered the intrepid, if it doesn't fit I will simply return it and then look at something else :)
     

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