Helmets for those susceptible to bubble-head syndrome?
I am suffering from a bit of a helmet problem. This year I'm hoping to step up and go to some bigger shows, and my GR8, while it was the most acceptable of the choices, gives me wicked bubble head.
I had high hopes for the OneK, but alas, even worse bubble head.
I am not really up for $600 for a GPA, but the speed air DID look nice.
Is there anything that is commonly seen at the A shows, that is not $600 and won't give someone with a small head bubble head?
I wear a size 6 3/4 or 6 7/8, or a 56 in a GPA. Very petite and helmets tend to just look huge on me. I school in an ovation z8 with the carbon fiber sides, but I presume I'd get laughed out of the ring if I wore that?
I know some people think the skunk stripe makes helmets look smaller, but they are kind of going out of style around here
IRH elite EQ is seen at some shows (but its not super popular) and might look nice on you?
GR8 gave me major bubble head, but my AYR8 looks great. It has a much smaller profile. Also, I didn't realize my helmet wasn't fitting until I got the AYR8. My GR8 game me headaches, but I can wear the AYR8 all day without even thinking about it.
Originally Posted by pinecone
I can't decide if I should saddle up the drama llama, dust off the clue bat, or get out my soapbox.
I also have a very small head - 6 5/8 in my CO GR8. The lowest profile helmet I've ever tried on was the Ovation (the "Schooler" model, and also the Z-6). It was very flattering. I would probably show in either, but I show hunters and not on the A circuit. Honestly I wouldn't have a problem with the Z-8 you have either, but then again I don't particularly care if people want to laugh about my helmet. The Z-8 certainly isn't any worse than the Speed Air or any of the other modern-looking bug helmets.
I have two helmets that I show in - the CO GR8 and the CO Hampton. I did try on the AYR8 and the JR8, either of which would be suitable when I need to replace one. All of those models are pretty low-profile, and I'm sure as ako said it's because they fit me well so they sit down on my head properly.
I don't fit the GPA, Samshield, or One K helmets.
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
I get headaches easy from the slightest pressure points so gave up and got a Uvex ajustable helmet (http://www.uvex-sports.de/en/equestr...ducts/?pNavi=6) . I believe mine is the Perfexxion active. I normally wear a 6 7/8. This helmet is low profile, supper light, doens't fall over my eyes, and can be ajusted. It has EU safety standards and should be legal at FEI events but you would need to check that out. I live in Canada and it cost me about $350 with shipping and customs.