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  1. #1

    Default Has anyone removed and/or reversed the ribbon tails on a helmet?

    I'm going hunting this winter and this particular hunt is as formal and traditional as they come. I love that about this hunt and therefore want to play by the rules, be respectful and have no fashion faux pas! By tradition, only hunt staff can wear a helmet with the ribbon tails pointed down....and I have a CO Hampton (which has the ribbon tails pointed down and dangling). I don't want to get a entirely new helmet for hunting, so I want to turn the tails upright. Are these just glued on?? Can I take a hair dryer or something to heat up the glue and just re-apply them the other direction?

    I'm scared to experiment with out knowing whether or not these are glued or sewn on! Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 2, 2011
    Westchester, NY


    I would probably just get a black helmet cover to put over and hide the ribbons. I'm sue it wouldn't be hard to glue on, but I'd be too nerouvs!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2001
    on the road.....again


    some are glues and some are sewn on, you should be able to tell looking at the helmet.

    I know I have taken them off in the past on the OLD helmets but never reapplied one.

    Can you just flip the tails up and use a glue dot to hold them for the hunt?

    Huge props for appreciating the hunts tradition and trying to make it right!

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 30, 2009
    CA to Costa Rica to WI


    Can you just flip the tails up instead?

    ETA: Oops, Molly beat me to it.
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    Fourteen Months Living and Working in Costa Rica

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr. 11, 2006
    Ontario, Canada


    I'd just flip them up and use a couple very small pins to secure. That way you don't damage or permanently alter your helmet

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug. 30, 2011


    Use a straight pin to pin it up. When you flip the tails up, pin it so that the pin runs through the knot in the bow. It will stay up fine.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar. 16, 2000
    Chatham, NY USA


    How about velcro 'dots'?
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