Wow, they took then back after 9 months? That is standing behind a product.
I have worn Justins for years. I usually wear them totally out, get them rebuilt, and do it again. These are hand me downs (or hand me ups) from my son I believe.
As for Friday, ouch.
We were riding along quietly at a walk. I was proudly sporting my new riding helmet for the first time. My horse got startled and jumped. She got me off balance. Then she took off at a dead gallop. I couldn't get my balance back and fell on the dirt. My husband said it looks like I was unconscious when I hit. All I remember is that I was flying through the air and then I couldn't breathe. The horse stopped and came back to see what I was doing. I got up, got back on, and rode about 3 more miles. Nothing broken, but dang I still hurt all over. It has been a long time since I hit the dirt..............
Was wearing the new helmet bad luck or good luck? Probably kept me from getting injured badly, but I haven't worn one in 20 years. Haven't fallen off in more than that.