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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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all these years and i've been wearing the wrong size helmet

so i recently purchased a new helmet and never realized that i've been wearing the wrong size helmet all these years until my boy at my shop actually measured my head.

i've been wearing large all these years, but moved down to medium because that is my proper size.

the point my boy made was that when people try on helmets , they figure it's too small if it's a little tight when they introduce their head to the cheek pads and end up getting the wrong size cuz of ease of putting it on.

anyway...i like my edwards corsair v. it's considerably louder than my previous arai quantum but far superior ventilation. plus i ride with earplugs anyway.

here's a couple pics. sorry for the bad quality




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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 08:53 AM
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Yeah, I consider a helmet like a pair of shoes; they have to be broken in, and you don't wear second-hand. The helmet should fit fairly snug, but will break in to your melon. For this reason, I believe you should also not share a helmet. It's already broken in for someone else.

Ya mon! More fiah.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 09:49 AM
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Nice lookin' lid...and a good post to make regarding fit. The nice thing about the Corsair helmets, among other Arai models, is you can tailor fit the helmet by replacing the top liner and cheek pads with thicker or thinner sizes. My first helmet had both items bumped thicker to improve the fit which was noticeable. A properly fitted helmet can also reduce wind noise quite a bit though both my RR4 and Profile helmets are noisy even with earplugs.


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yea, i like the fact that you can tailor the fit on arais.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 01:57 PM
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Snug as can be without giving you a headache. My old Arai saved my melon in corner 4 at BIR. Man do I miss that helmet. It fit better than anything I've ever owned.

Nice looking lid Jabby

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