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  • Aging Out - New helmet

    Since this coming November is my last month as a junior, I won't be wearing my approved in December!! So right now the unapproved I have is the one with the clear harness but I want to get a new one. I'm asking for a new helmet for Christmas and I'm not sure what to ask for. I'm kinda hoping for a custom one but it doesn't matter. What do you guys think I should get? And I know that keeping my approved and wearing that is a good idea for my head and whatever but it hurts my head and it hard to get my hair under... And I'm not gonna wear a pony tail so don't even mention it.

    -Lauren-
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    [Come As You Are] . [Once In A Blue Moon].
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    #2
    Since this coming November is my last month as a junior, I won't be wearing my approved in December!! So right now the unapproved I have is the one with the clear harness but I want to get a new one. I'm asking for a new helmet for Christmas and I'm not sure what to ask for. I'm kinda hoping for a custom one but it doesn't matter. What do you guys think I should get? And I know that keeping my approved and wearing that is a good idea for my head and whatever but it hurts my head and it hard to get my hair under... And I'm not gonna wear a pony tail so don't even mention it.

    -Lauren-
    [Master Of The Game][Imagine That].
    [Come As You Are] . [Once In A Blue Moon].
    .Lauren.
    .Viewpoint Stables.

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    • #3
      Charles Owens Ascot helmet (unapproved - harness velcros in and out) - DEAD RINGER for a Patey [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] But only $95 - I LOVE mine. Everyone always asks me if I got my hat from Margie (the Patey lady [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] ).

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      • #4
        Well you COULD buy another approved... perhaps a little bigger than your current one, then you wouldn't have a problem with getting your hair up in it... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] oh well, not my head!!!

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        • #5
          VTRider-
          I couldn't get that hat on my head. I looked like such a dork in the tack shop. "No seriously, I really do wear a 7 1/8. How come I can't get this 7 7/8 on my head?" It was one of my finest moments [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

          I have a Lock. It makes me look stylin' and I can actually get it on my head. They only picture I have of me where you can see the hat, I look like a total retard, so I'm not going to post it. My eyes are shut, my mouth is open, I'm not releasing enough over the jump, but my hair is perfect [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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          • #6
            Yep - Locks are great too....very pretty hats.

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            • #7
              I would seriously consider getting another approved. Many adults out there are wearing them, that way you will fit in AND be safe. It is important as you get older to be smart and protect yourself and be a good roll model for the younger riders.

              I like to think of my head as a delicate egg. If broken, there is no way to put it back together, best to strap something on that actually protects it not just looks good. Who cares if you look good with your brains spilling out. Ick!

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              • #8
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I couldn't get that hat on my head. I looked like such a dork in the tack shop. "No seriously, I really do wear a 7 1/8. How come I can't get this 7 7/8 on my head?" It was one of my finest moments <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>'

                The same thing happened to me with my CO Hampton! I went from a 7 1/4 (which is what I wore in my unapproved International) to a 7 1/2! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] Needless to say, I look like a total mushroom head. Everybody else looks pretty normal in their approveds....Not me!

                I agree that the CO Ascot is a BEAUTIFUL helmet.

                "Well it's a marvelous night for a moondance" ~Van Morrison

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                  #9
                  If I were to get another approved I would look into the GPA, because I hear they're really cool and comfy, or Charles Owens Hampton, because I think it looks the best of the approved. I still have to ride in approved for IHSA and at school but for regular shows I'd really like to go back to my normal unapproved self. I hadn't ridden in an approved helmet since I was 11 years old.

                  -Lauren-
                  [Master Of The Game][Imagine That].
                  [Come As You Are] . [Once In A Blue Moon].
                  .Lauren.
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                  • #10
                    I've worn a 6-7/8 all my life. When I went to buy a new helmet (different brand) I had to get a 7-1/8!!! If I'd given up at "Oh, the 6-7/8 doesn't fit, I guess I can't wear this helmet" I'd-a been clean out of luck. Now I have a lovely International Royale that looks much better than my older Lexington (which was a 6-7/8). Of course, problem is that I fell with it at a show on Friday and now have to have it checked out. I did have to try 2-3 7-1/8's to find one that actually fit... I dread having International send me a generic 7-1/8 and not having it fit if mine broke.

                    I love approved helmets. I landed (mostly on my back but did hear that loud, familiar clunk when my head hit) and thanked myself for having just bought a new helmet. (My Lexington had never dropped, I'd never fallen in it, but it is 5 years old and it was time for it to be replaced.)

                    I know no one can convince you but, don't kid yourself. All but one of my concussions were when I was over 18 (and the first one was on my 18th birthday). Most adults are wearing approved in the shows I've been to this year. Now that juniors are wearing them it looks even wierder than it used to to see someone in an unapproved.

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                    • #11
                      and people who insist on insulting every person who asks about unapproved helmets need to get another hobby. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

                      I like the CO Ascots as well. Thats an excellent choice.

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                      • #12
                        Leave the girl alone people - if you don't have an idea for an unapproved hat that she may like - then you really don't have much to add to this thread, now do you?

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                        • #13
                          I DID NOT POST THIS!!! SOMEONE HAD MY PASSWORD- I JUST CHANGED IT. I'M SORRY TO ANYONE THIS POST BOTHERED. I know who did this and I've spoken to them. Sorry once again- especially to chimaera.
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                          • #14
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Princess Lauren:
                            If I were to get another approved I would look into the GPA, because I hear they're really cool and comfy
                            <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            I have one and it makes my head itch like crazy, so I never wear it unless I'm climbing on a 2yo. It is TORTURE for my skin to wear it. I have another friend who has the same problem, and he bought a different size and color from a different dealer 4 months after me. I'm not sure why-they must have treated the fabric with something. Anyone else had this problem or am I just a freak?

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                            • #15
                              and I even have an unapproved Lexington, but of all the helmets I've owned and worn, my FAVORITE thus far is my ATH. I went to the tack shop, tried it on for laughs, and it fit so perfectly that I bought it. It is SO comfy!

                              I think you should definitely go to a tack shop and try on all the different kinds of helmets until you find what fits YOUR head best. If it happens to be approved, so much the better. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] If you're going to go unapproved, make sure you get the BEST fit possible. Fit is everything, approved or not.

                              ~Sara [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]

                              "If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything."
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                              • #16
                                Lauren,
                                The GPA's are wonderful. I have had one for several years and ..honestly it is the most comfortable hat I have ever had. I really would not want to wear anything else.

                                People have the right to choose what they do as adults.


                                VTRider, I and another friend were actually discussing the issues of Approved helmuts at Lexington. We were saying that sadly enough many of the more recently publicized fatalities have been as a result of traumatic injury to the body as a result of a horse landing on the rider....this is not discrediting the vital roll that Approved helmuts have..however, it really is not appropriate to compare binge drinking 21 year olds to an accomplished and dedicated rider who is shopping for a new riding helmut and who is specifically looking for one to show in.
                                "All life is precious"
                                Sophie Scholl

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                                • #17
                                  I love my unapproved International. It's very comfy. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I was wearing my ATH, though, when I took a fall last night. (I'm trying to get used to it as I'll have to wear it in the fall.) I didn't hit my head, actually it never touched the ground...good thing cause I don't want that helmet screwed up so I have to buy a new one, lol. The first words out of my mouth after I fell to my mom were "is my helmet okay?" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

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                                  • #18
                                    You can get killed walking across the street.. And it happened to my dad's best friend and he wasn't wearing an approved helmet..


                                    Lauren- I really like the Ascot...
                                    I would recomend NOT getting a hadfields... I had one and it literally sucked...my head would throb when I took it off..(this could sound really funny [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img])

                                    ~*Allison*~
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                                    • #19
                                      Why is it that approved helmets are not considered "cool" unless they happen to cost $300.00?
                                      It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....

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                                      • #20
                                        Those cheap-a** ones don't fit as well - it has nothing to do with "cool."

                                        "Fur die toten und die lebenden mussen wir zeugnis ablegen."

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