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  • Defying Logic
    started a topic My MIPS helmet story

    My MIPS helmet story

    I will lead by saying horse and I are both fine.

    Last winter, when I had to replace my helmet, I sprang for ok a TraumaVoid to get the MIPS lining. I had been debating it, as I generally don’t like to spend that much on a helmet, but figured that better protection against concussions was probably worth splurging.

    During one of my rides on the green OTTB last week, he caught himself while cantering and tripped hard and almost when all the way down. I ended up somersaulting off of his shoulder, and he managed to jump sideways around me.

    I ended up up in a sitting position having flipped around completely and sat evaluating how I was. Luckily, I had been able to fall pretty well in a somersault, but I had thought my head was the point of impact. As I sat there, I felt completely fine, absolutely no headache, no seeing stars, no feeling disoriented. I figured I must have managed to rotate far enough that my head didn’t hit. And then I took off my helmet. The shell had a good amount of visible damage and had slid over the liner, which had stayed snugly on my head, a good 3/4 inch.

    I am now convinced that the MIPS is completely worth every penny. I’m not normally one to post about products or falls, but if anyone is on the fence about this, I definitely feel that it made a huge difference and I’ve already replaced my helmet with another traumavoid

  • 16 Hands
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    DoubleDown, I PMd you.

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  • Groom&Taxi
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    I have never had any obvious clues as to whether I have a round or oval head so I think I must be somewhere in between. In helmets with numerical sizes, I have in the past usually ordered 6 7/8, but that was on the tight side in the Trauma Void Eq3. I sent it back for a 7 which seems fine after several rides.

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  • Bluey
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    I got my Lynx and fits like a glove on my round head.

    The dial button was on tight, had to click it twice to loosen it and adjust the chin strap to hang a bit more behind and shorter.

    Just tried it around the house, but feel that it will be fine when riding also.

    Those that wonder if they will fit, why not try, you can return it if it doesn't.
    Mine is a keeper.

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  • illuminatedd
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    Originally posted by WNT View Post
    I got to try the regular CO MyPS when our rep came by a couple of weeks ago. It was a 7, my normal CO size, and it was horribly uncomfortable. The rep pointed out the helmet is very low profile, and the shape of the helmet forehead slopes back at a low-ish angle, where my forehead is fairly high. Another MIPS helmet that just is not the right shape for my noggin.
    This is so interesting, because I just bought a MyPS in my regular CO size also (7) and it's really tight, especially on my forehead. CO is encouraging me to try the Round shape, but I've always thought my head was oval shaped as all the other COs I've had have fit really well. I really want a MIPS helmet but I'm kind of at a loss on what to do!

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  • Allusion
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    I LOVE my Back on Track EQ3 helmet. Had a pretty decent fall a few months ago (horse tripped, totally freak accident that wasn't anyone's fault) and I landed on my head and shoulder. I didn't even have so much as a headache. Helmet had some pretty good dings in it, so I definitely hit my head.

    Worth every single penny, replaced it with the exact same helmet.

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  • WNT
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    I got to try the regular CO MyPS when our rep came by a couple of weeks ago. It was a 7, my normal CO size, and it was horribly uncomfortable. The rep pointed out the helmet is very low profile, and the shape of the helmet forehead slopes back at a low-ish angle, where my forehead is fairly high. Another MIPS helmet that just is not the right shape for my noggin.

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  • Mallard
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    The Trauma Void does not fit my head. At all. Nobody said anything about two liners. I will call my tack shop and ask them about it.
    The Lynx is not yet available here in Canada. Maybe in the fall.

    I think Tipperary has a MIPS helmet now, too.

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  • bingbingbing
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    Glad you are OK DL. And thank you for starting this thread. I am way over due for a new helmet. Does anyone know which helmet has better ventilation? The TV or CO MIPS? Thank you!

    I am leaning towards the TV because of the dial fit.

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  • LetItBe
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    Smartpak just went from 12 weeks delivery to 2 weeks on the Charles Owens after I just chatted with them yesterday to confirm the 12 weeks Anyways ordered one so I'll be able to compare the 2 different brands!

    LetItBe

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  • DoubleDown
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    Originally posted by 16 Hands View Post

    Where are they? What stores? I've been looking at them and plan to buy soon. Thanks.
    in the PNW- most Wilco stores have them. PM me for more info if you want, I can check availability.

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  • 16 Hands
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    Originally posted by DoubleDown View Post

    They just arrived at our local farm stores a few weeks ago.
    Where are they? What stores? I've been looking at them and plan to buy soon. Thanks.

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  • paintedpony
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    Defying Logic, sorry to hear of your fall !

    I have been curious to hear the experiences of others with Trauma Void helmets. Thank you for sharing.

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  • 2horseowner
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    I have wanted to try the MS 1 Pro, but there is a 10 week order notification. I'm curious why the wait is so long too.

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  • Displaced Yankee
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    Originally posted by Posting Trot View Post
    Charles Owen is making 3 versions of the MIPS helmet; I wonder when they'll be available in the US? CO's typically have fit my head better than other helmets.

    https://www.charlesowen.com/products/my-ps/
    I just saw this and am surprised it hasn't been more...advertised?

    Charles Owen's tend to fit my big ole Charlie Brown head; so I may be tempted to stray from my go-to AYR8.

    I'll be at the local tack shop on Friday and I'll ask!

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  • LetItBe
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    12 weeks on the Charles Owen at Smartpak at n my size and on backorder until September at RW, if the Trauma Void doesn't fit I might go ahead and order one though I wish they had a velvet or microfiber version.

    LetItBe
    Last edited by LetItBe; Jul. 17, 2019, 07:03 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • stb
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    I bought a Trauma Void helmet last summer. Fortunately, I haven't "tested it" by falling with it, so I am glad to hear that it worked well for you. I love the helmet, it is comfortable and really well ventilated. I am glad you are ok.

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  • DoubleDown
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    Originally posted by Posting Trot View Post
    Charles Owen is making 3 versions of the MIPS helmet; I wonder when they'll be available in the US? CO's typically have fit my head better than other helmets.

    https://www.charlesowen.com/products/my-ps/
    They just arrived at our local farm stores a few weeks ago.

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  • MissAriel
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    Originally posted by Posting Trot View Post
    Charles Owen is making 3 versions of the MIPS helmet; I wonder when they'll be available in the US? CO's typically have fit my head better than other helmets.

    https://www.charlesowen.com/products/my-ps/
    It looks like both Smartpak and RidingWarehouse are selling them already, although there is quite a variation on stock/availability between specific sizes and models. RW has some in stock, some backordered a few weeks or more, SP lists them with delivery in 12 weeks.

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  • Posting Trot
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    Charles Owen is making 3 versions of the MIPS helmet; I wonder when they'll be available in the US? CO's typically have fit my head better than other helmets.

    https://www.charlesowen.com/products/my-ps/

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