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Freshie Helmet Fitting Woes

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    Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭✭ MsStroggatrix


    I am having awful problems finding a helmet I consider safe and that fits. The only helmet I have found that fits is the The Heed XXL Triple Eight Brainsaver Rubber Helmet with Sweatsaver Liner (http://bit.ly/1u9Ta8M). The product page states that:
    This helmet does not comply with the U.S. CPSC safety standard for bicycle helmets for persons age 5 years and older and therefore cannot be shipped to customers in California.

    While I understand it is derby legal, it says it isn't suitable for bicycle use and doesn't pass the US standards. I am seeking some advice on whether this helmet is truly safe as some people are telling me it is fine and other are telling me "it is okay, but I don't want to take a hit in it."

    I was outright told by a more experienced skater that I shouldn't use this helmet for derby if it doesn't pass an impact test for cycling.

    Neither the S1 XL or XXL fits me as I have a 61cm/24" crown circumference.

    Has anyone any advice on what is a safer helmet that fits?


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  • I'm sorry, I have no advice for you, but this facebook group seems to have freshies and experienced skaters from all over the world, and you may get more varied replies there?

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/rawmeatsydney/

    Also, contacting Wreckless or GoSk8 might be an option, as they may be able to order something suitable in for you.

    What about a hockey helmet? I know some derby players use these as they might be considered safer?




  • I would steer clear of the triple eight brain saver as it's just not as safe as other brands. I have fallen on my head several times and can safely say you really need to spend the time and money in getting something a little more secure. I had the opposite problem to you tho and needed to find a helmet that would fit a really small head and in the end I found the X small tsg fit.

    So I agree maybe you should take a look at hockey helmets and see if you can find a better fit in something that is certified




  • Thanks all for the advice. I understand the importance of a safe helmet which is why I am getting all frustrated with trying to find one. I look at a hockey helmet I guess.
    Tails! wrote: »
    spend the time and money

    I've already spent €135 on three different helmets and quite a bit of time researching :(.




  • Definitely stay away from the Sweatsavers!

    Hockey helmets are great safety wise and come in a lot of different sizes - a lot of them are adjustable in size too. I skate with a hockey helmet and the staff in the shop played around with some screws to loosen it to get it to fit me correctly. I don't have a particularly large head, but it fits perfectly, I just look a bit special - but my noggin is safe! (:




  • Is there any place in Ireland that sells Derby legal hockey helmets?


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  • I'm not sure - I got mine in the States. I know there's a few places in the UK that will post one to you - you could send them your head measurements to make sure they send the right size?




  • I was also looking at a Bell Faction helmet: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bell/faction-bmx-helmet-ec057031

    Apparently the faction is Derby legal.




  • I second the hockey helmet suggestion. Bauer seem to be the roller derby go to brand. Maybe contact the irish roller hockey Facebook and ask where they get their helmets?




  • Also, GoSk8 posted yesterday evening saying they're now stocking the Rebok hockey helmets and will be at Queen Bee this weekend - you should ask them to bring some so you can try them (:


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