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    Default GPA helmets - do they get bigger as they break in?

    I found a great GPA on clearance but it's 1/8" smaller than perfect. What do those of you who wear GPAs find? Do they stretch out or stay the same size over the months and years?



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    Quote Originally Posted by wind.horse View Post
    I found a great GPA on clearance but it's 1/8" smaller than perfect. What do those of you who wear GPAs find? Do they stretch out or stay the same size over the months and years?
    Perhaps you missed the replies you got to this question in Off Course

    and over in Hunter/Jumper

    I doubt that Eventers will really offer much of a differing opinion ...

    However should you be willing to shave your head (donate your hair to cancer patients!) I suspect the helmet will fit quite nicely IF it's the correct shape for your head ... by the time your hair grows back in, the foam shell will likely be sufficiently compressed that it will fit quite fine
    (liner compression is typical for helmets if they are worn frequently enough)

    If you're able to try the particular helmet, wear it around the house/shop for a while - the intensity of your headache will clarify the decision

    Fortunately a pixie cut is likely all you need do (unless your hair is already very short)


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