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    01-30-2012, 09:51 AM
  #21
QOS
Green Broke
Phantom, I like the way you look in the Tipperary Sportage! I like mine but have never wore another so I have no frame of reference.

Hahhahah love the comment about "Baby Boomers" but as a baby boomer myself just thought I'd let y'all know that The Great Gazoo was from The Flintstones!!!
     
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    01-30-2012, 10:39 AM
  #22
Weanling
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Originally Posted by QOS    
Phantom, I like the way you look in the Tipperary Sportage! I like mine but have never wore another so I have no frame of reference.

Hahhahah love the comment about "Baby Boomers" but as a baby boomer myself just thought I'd let y'all know that The Great Gazoo was from The Flintstones!!!
oh that's right! I forgot about that. I haven't seen either cartoon in years, lol.
     
    01-30-2012, 10:57 AM
  #23
Green Broke
Well I have noticed tippery not feels like only midgets ride horses as they no longer make anything bigger than 7 and 1/8th. Which they call large.
Troxels seriously blow chunks. If the bill isnt falling off the adjustable harness is breaking or stabbing me in the back of the head.
I have been pretty happy with the IRH trail light. Its about as low profile as you will find, has a permenant attached bill, and no adjustment harness. Its just sized like a batters helmet.
     
    01-30-2012, 11:17 AM
  #24
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
well I have noticed tippery not feels like only midgets ride horses as they no longer make anything bigger than 7 and 1/8th. Which they call large.
Troxels seriously blow chunks. If the bill isnt falling off the adjustable harness is breaking or stabbing me in the back of the head.
I have been pretty happy with the IRH trail light. Its about as low profile as you will find, has a permenant attached bill, and no adjustment harness. Its just sized like a batters helmet.

I didn't see an IRH trail helmet at the store. I looked it up and found it and it does look nice! If I get sick of my Troxel, I'll just try ordering the IRH.

IRH Ultra-Lite Trail Helmet - Statelinetack.com

The price isn't too bad either.

I looked up the helmet inside the cowboy hat and apparently it's made by our friends at Troxel. Oh boy. I'll take my helmet.
The comments at the bottom crack me up! 10 gallon hat, lmao!
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    01-30-2012, 01:47 PM
  #25
Weanling
Oh and QOS, I hope I didn't sound sarcastic when I said the baby boomers are my favorite trail people. They really are! I love to ride slow, enjoy nature, and yap, lol. I really enjoy the trails most with those riders.
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    01-30-2012, 02:11 PM
  #26
Ink
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
Troxels seriously blow chunks. If the bill isnt falling off the adjustable harness is breaking or stabbing me in the back of the head.
Yeah I had this problem with my last Troxel helmet, but I got the new Venture model for Christmas (seen here Troxel Venture Helmet - Statelinetack.com ) and I like it much better. The harness in the back uses elastic instead of that dreadful plastic crank system. It's super comfy, like wrapping your head in a pillow. I've only been using it about a month so I don't know how well it'll hold up, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
    01-30-2012, 03:33 PM
  #27
QOS
Green Broke
Hahahah no you did sound sarcastic!!! I was cracking up at that. Sometimes I look at myself and say "Self, where did the time go? Weren't you just jumping on Little Bit from the ground and swinging up for a ride in the morning" hahahaha I was 12 and 13 years old. I will soon be 53 and it catches me by surprise sometimes. If I hadn't got my butt busted three years ago I probably would be riding hell for leather!!!


About the helmets and the sizes: I tried my friends helmet on and they were way too big...they were falling into my eyes. She is such a riot and said "I have a huge melon for a head" I am laughing just typing that. When I took my new helmet out there both my riding buddies tried it on and said I must have a little head....hummmmm...that must account for some of my thick plank moments!!!
     
    01-30-2012, 04:41 PM
  #28
Weanling
My wife and I both have the Troxel Sierra helmets and like 'em a lot. We use 'em for trail rides and whatever else we want to do and we've found them to be comfortable over a long ride.

As far as "looks" goes, well, it's a helmet and I don't expect it to look as good as my good ol Resistol! I think they're nice looking helmets though....

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Originally Posted by Heelsdown    
Of course I realize that a helmet should first and foremost protect your head, lol.

But I'd also like something that is a bit more flattering than the Tipperary one I have now.
I was looking at Troxel and I know a lot of people use these for trail. The Troxel Sierra is called a Western helmet. The Troxel Spirit comes in different colors.

Aside from flattering, I'd like something that is comfortable and somewhat cool in the summer.

Any suggestions and preferably photos? I'm ready for a new helmet.
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    01-30-2012, 05:11 PM
  #29
Weanling
Radiowaves, I don't know if you posted photos of you, but I've seen so many people w/ the Sierras and they look great! I was so excited to try one on. They are touted as being a Western Helmet and that is what I was looking for. On me? Horrible.

I guess helmets are like certain outfits. Something can look great on one person and bad on another.

QOS, glad there's no hard feelings. I'm 40 so it's not like I'm a teeny bopper either. I love the idea that I have a group I can grow with, not out of. :)
     
    01-30-2012, 08:45 PM
  #30
Foal
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
well I have noticed tippery not feels like only midgets ride horses as they no longer make anything bigger than 7 and 1/8th. Which they call large.
Troxels seriously blow chunks. If the bill isnt falling off the adjustable harness is breaking or stabbing me in the back of the head.
I have been pretty happy with the IRH trail light. Its about as low profile as you will find, has a permenant attached bill, and no adjustment harness. Its just sized like a batters helmet.
I agree about Tipperary thinking only pinheads ride horses. The 7 1/8 just barely fits me if I take out all the inside padding.

I'm sorry to hear you've had bad experiences with Troxel's quality. I had a Troxel Dakota that lasted five years - long enough that I just trashed it because I've read the stuffing starts to break down after that long. And it got used hard - all scratched up from tree branches and rained on and etc. But then I went to an Aegis and then the Tip, so I haven't bought a Troxel in about six years until I ordered the Sierra last week. Nowadays it seems like everyone's product is lower quality or smaller or something. *sigh*

LOL - I knew the IRH reminded me of something! Batter's helmet - that's it!
     

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