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Jul 19, 2013, 11:52 AM

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Re: [JasonsDrivingForce] Youth Helmets
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I moved this thread to Gear forum.

As to the answer, I wish I could tell you anything good.

I have a small head. And I have never found a helmet that fits me comfortably. The helmet I do have is Petzl Elia, which is not really designed to protect against impact in case of an inverted fall, so it is not what you are looking for.

My head circumference is well within the range for the helmet size that I have, and it is adjusted so it does not slide. But it feels like there is a disproportionate weight of the helmet is in the back, and wearing it for extended period of time hurts my neck, especially if I do any looking up.

I think a skateboarding helmet would be a good choice to try. Bike helmet-- not so much, because the aerodynamic shape of the bike helmet requires the extra protruding "tail" in the back, which would exacerbate the neck fatigue, when looking up. And I am not sure how it would act in case of an impact to the back of the head.

(This post was edited by lena_chita on Jul 19, 2013, 11:53 AM)

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