I love my Ovation, but I find myself wanting a little more protection. (I decided this today when the bitchy baby I was riding suddenly decided to try and throw herself up and to the right, and I thought we were going over)
I have yet to find a helmet that doesn't make me look completely ridiculous, so I've pretty much given up on that idea. I think the only helmet that acceptable in the looks department was my old Troxel. Anyway, I digress.
Anyone have this helmet? I'd like to try it. The reviews on Smartpak say its bulky, but to me, after the Ovation, all helmets are bulky. The other one I'm looking at is the CO UltraLite. Opinions appreciated!
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I have one! As I ride more and more horses I figure my chances for a fall become higher as well. I'm a bit OCD about potential head injuries. So, I bought the 4 star. I wear a 6 7/8, it fits well. I don't find it any heavier than my other CO Jockey skull or GR8, but in the mirror it looks slightly bigger in profile. I figured for a better chance at brain protection I could live with it. Who's going to notice anyhow as I fly by on cross country?
I tried one on at the convention this year and loved it!! It was great to hear the CO spokesperson talk about the new technology that went into making this helmet - I was sold immediately and don't mind a little extra bulk.