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Old 01-29-2011, 10:30 AM   #31
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Helmets-My two cents-for what its worth

I figure I will go ahead and chime in on this topic. (this will be kinda long)

My son and I began riding trials this year. As we are highly inexperienced and unskilled, I figured that our heads would be coming in contact with rocks from time to time and when I fall I usually fall forwards. I saw videos of one of the top trials riders doing a face plant into a rock. And just this past year one of the superstar teenager bicycle riders took a nasty blow to his face that required some major surgical reconstruction. We came to trials from motocross and already had full face helmets. So we used them.

They are comparatively heavy and they are poorly vented (which is a plus when it is cold outside). On three separate occasions this year both of us have fallen on rocks and the chin guard took the hit. On one occasion my son became lodged on a pointy rock that was jammed between the chin guard and the upper edge of the helmet. I hate to think of what that rock would have done to his eye.

In the summer I replaced the motocross helmets with full face down hill bicycle helmets (ours are specialized brand). They are more vented than any of the current trials helmets, as light as a trials helmet and pricing ranges from 30-180 dollars.

When I look at the history of motorcycle riding I see that helmet use has evolved in all sports. Some events have evolved faster than others. From pictures I have seen, in the 80's the chin bar was added to the open face motocross helmet and trials riders began using open face helmets.

I think that the current crop of Down Hill/BMX full face helmets is a good direction for trials riding. They would be even better if they used the foam that is found in upper end batting helmets.That foam is designed to absorb a blow and still be usable.

Just my two-cents. Flame away!

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(disclosure-I am the rehabilitation director of a local hospital and routinely work with people who have brain injuries-therefore I am very biased)
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #32
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I wear a Wulfsport Trial s helmet. Relativly inexpensive and fits very well. I wear a med Arai XD3 as my road helmet. I got this in a large and it is comfy.

http://www.shoppingbank.com/sb/pia/p...55?afid=105749
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #33
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Yur supposed to mold it with a screwdriver handle, as previously mentioned.

Precisely what I did (Not my first rodeo!).



Just agreeing that the Shiro's fit is funky. I had absolutely NO fitment problems with my XCITING helmet. Had it for years, love it, would be thrilled if they came back with these in base colors (white please, so I could paint it to match the TY80!! ).


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Old 02-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #34
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I'm late to the party, again, but I have a XL Shoei head (in fact, just bought a Shoei Hornet this AM for DS duty). I bought a Shiro trials helmet last Spring and it gave me headaches. The best trick I've found to make helmets fit is by using a cue ball (heck, use any pool ball for that matter if you're feeling really adventurous...except the stripes), and squish the tight areas with the cue ball. Don't hammer the styro wit the ball, but roll the ball around a bit while applying copious amounts of pressure. The screw driver method mentioned above works well too.

Oh, Tecate is piss, so grab a Pacifico when doing this mod!!
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:04 PM   #35
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:21 AM   #36
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Oh, Tecate is piss, so grab a Pacifico when doing this mod!!

While doing the helmet mod, I was drinking a Bass. Tecate (or any other Mexican beer) in a can for events. Aluminum cans do not shatter when they fall out of my fanny pack on the way to score sections. Or on the way to ride the TY80. Or while riding the TY80 Or.......well, you get the point.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:15 PM   #37
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It's like this guy knows me or something.
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Its always a good time for glass.

Although he was just a month beyond his 4th birthday, he knew what was what. Sniff, I'm so proud...

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:00 PM   #39
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Its always a good time for glass.

Although he was just a month beyond his 4th birthday, he knew what was what. Sniff, I'm so proud...

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Old 02-10-2011, 06:32 AM   #40
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I wear a Wulfsport Trial s helmet. Relativly inexpensive and fits very well. I wear a med Arai XD3 as my road helmet. I got this in a large and it is comfy.

http://www.shoppingbank.com/sb/pia/p...55?afid=105749
Where did you get it? That sites says they don't ship outside the UK.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:12 AM   #41
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Its always a good time for glass.

Although he was just a month beyond his 4th birthday, he knew what was what. Sniff, I'm so proud...
Raising him right I see.

I'm big fan of Pacifico.

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:54 AM   #42
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Try here for the wulfsport helmets
http://www.outlawtrials.com/
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #43
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Where did you get it? That sites says they don't ship outside the UK.
I actually cant remember. I will search for it though.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #44
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2 size Large hebo (older ones) on ebay, along with xl shiro red.
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I'm big fan of Pacifico.

I remember that spot!
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