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post #1 of 15 Old 10-16-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet

Hiya! I am going to start doing barrels, I am 19, but my dad insists I wear a helmet. So, I will full fill his wishes. I saw helmets for $40 at Orschelns, the brand was... i don't remember and can't find it online.

But, what brands would you recommend? My budget won't allow too expensive, but I want something that will work. Also, how tight is a properly fit helmet? Thanks!

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-16-2009, 11:58 PM
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Take a look at the Troxel Dakota. It is "Western" styled with the necessary protection.
Western Helmets | Troxel Equestrian Helmets


DON'T consider their cowboy hat helmet however. It is obnoxiously huge and abnormal looking.

Irregardless, a good certified helmet won't be cheap but it's your noggin.
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post #3 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 12:00 AM
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I Do like Troxel. They are a fairly good brand.

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post #4 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 11:16 AM
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My favourite is tipperary. I hate wearing a helmet but there is a law for it here. They are super comfortable, and you forget they are there when your riding! The troxels are nice, but the ones I have ever tried were really sweaty and hot.
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post #5 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Haha! Thanks Cannoka =]


I will have to check out tipperary too. =]

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post #6 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 12:12 PM
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to fit your helmet you should be able to have the strap undone & bend over like you are gonna touch your toes & it shouldnt fall off. you can also check to make sure that when you lift the brim your eyebrows move up with it. at the same time, if its hurting your head its too tight ! it shouldnt hurt just be snug

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post #7 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 12:51 PM
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^ good point. Another reason why I love the tipperary! I have an oddly shaped head and the xs helmet stuck to my head without me even feeling it there.
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^ good point. Another reason why I love the tipperary! I have an oddly shaped head and the xs helmet stuck to my head without me even feeling it there.

oh i know ! once you find the right helmet you really dont want to wear anything else ! the only helmet i have ever worn that actually fit me & it perfect is my charles owen hampton...but thats def not a western helmet

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post #9 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 01:32 PM
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I actually like the western style helmets :)
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post #10 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 09:11 PM
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i like english styled helmets :) the velvet ones are my favourite lol
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