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Old 08-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Helmet for narrow/long dome?

Anybody have suggestions for the above? I'm having a hell of a time finding a helmet that fits right. K2, Red, and Giro seem to be a no-go for me. Tried a pro-tec vigilante that almost worked, but I think was just 1 size too small (can't find out for sure though without buying). Has to have vents as well. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't say for sure if it will be a good fit but Bern makes some great helmets too!
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to helmet shopping, it sucks having a big head. Last year's Burton Trace in an XL is the only model I've ever found new that fits me well right out of the box. I've also run across a couple random old ones that fit, but I don't remember what they were. This is probably like boots, fit and comfort varies so much from person to person that it's hard to suggest anything and know it will work.

Every helmet I've used before the aforementioned Burton had to be modified a little bit. I'd buy the one that was as close as possible to fitting right, then used the blunt end of a screwdriver to compress some of the inner foam where my head was hitting and causing pressure points. I'm sure doing something like that immediately voids any warrantee and might even compromise the strength of the helmet a little bit, but it's better than nothing.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Had the exact same problem. Most helmets either wobbled around on my head or just fit really funny. However, the Boeri Vortex was absolutely perfect. They make some real nice helmets, IMO and get overlooked a lot since they're a ski brand. Fits fine with all my goggles too
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