IF THE CAP FITS

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“One of the big­gest mis­takes peo­ple make is buy­ing the wrong size hel­met,” ex­plained Stu­art. “I’d strongly ad­vise against buy­ing a hel­met on­line, cer­tainly with­out try­ing one on some­where first. The start­ing point is a head mea­sure­ment (which should be taken around the tem­ples) but this isn’t the whole story. Sizes and shapes of hel­mets vary be­tween man­u­fac­tur­ers and even within their own range. There’s no such thing as an ‘Arai medium head’ and some­times the hel­met that looks fan­tas­tic in pho­tos sim­ply doesn’t suit an in­di­vid­ual’s head shape.

When try­ing on a new hel­met, for­get how the old one fits. That’s prob­a­bly been used for years and moulded it­self per­fectly. It’s not un­usual for a new hel­met to hurt. A good sign is that the hel­met’s aper­ture sits about a cen­time­tre above the eye­brows and grips the fore­head snugly. When tilted back­wards and for­wards the skin should move with it. Our deal­ers are trained to en­sure a good fit and will en­cour­age a cus­tomer to take their time. I’d sug­gest wear­ing it for at least 15 min­utes; a good dealer will un­der­stand what’s go­ing on. If they don’t, go else­where.”

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