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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 08:10 PM
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Need some real world advice on helmets for a big head

Hey,

What's up guys? After taking a pretty hard fall last season, I looking to get a helmet for this upcoming season.

The only problem is I have a pretty big head. The measurements that I have taken vary from about 59.5cm to a little over 60cm. That's between 23 1/4 in to 23 5/8 in. Never really been a hat wearer, but from these measurements, looks like my size would be about a 7 1/2.

So with these measurements in mind, I have deduced that I will need a Large or Extra Large Helmet.

According to some specs I looked at from RED's helmets, they say that a Large fits heads between 59cm-61cm, but I wanted to see what you guys have heard or experienced.

Here are my questions:

1. What size helmet do you think I would need? Judging from RED's specs, what size would I need?
2. In addition, I don't want the helmet to sit too high on my head....it would look quite odd. What recommendations do you have to avoid this?

Any of you who have a similar head size, please give me your take on it. Thanks!
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Go to a store and try them on. You can then buy it for cheap online.
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Go to a store and try them on. You can then buy it for cheap online.
Yeah, for sure, I will definitely try on before I buy, but I mainly made this thread to get some advice on from people with similarly sized heads. Thanks for the response though.
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People with big heads are the hardest to knock out.... You've probably got concrete and stuff in there. Don't worrrry about it ( =




Nah I need to get a helmet also ) =

I actually did get a concussion already
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People with big heads are the hardest to knock out.... You've probably got concrete and stuff in there. Don't worrrry about it ( =




Nah I need to get a helmet also ) =

I actually did get a concussion already
Haha! I don't know what's in there! Yeah, I never was formally diagnosed with a concussion, but it sure felt like it for like three days afterwards. :/

Any big headers out there?

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Haha! I don't know what's in there! Yeah, I never was formally diagnosed with a concussion, but it sure felt like it for like three days afterwards. :/

Any big headers out there?
Big header here. Honestly, I'll recommend to you what I did. Check out ski helmets. There's not many helmets marketed toward snowboarders, but there's plenty of skiing helmets out there. Check out ski websites, ski shops, etc. I went with a Boeri for my big dome.
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Big header here. Honestly, I'll recommend to you what I did. Check out ski helmets. There's not many helmets marketed toward snowboarders, but there's plenty of skiing helmets out there. Check out ski websites, ski shops, etc. I went with a Boeri for my big dome.
Haha, nice! Thanks for the advice.

What size head do you have, and did you end up going with a L or XL? Thanks!
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Virtually every helmet maker has something that fits a 60cm head.

Some will fit differently, i.e. a Bern L will be a K2 M

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Just wanted to do a quick update for those who find this thread and are wondering.

For my headsize of about 60cm, I got the large RED Mutiny helmet and it fits perfectly.
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