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Author Topic: Helmet Sizing V 2.0  (Read 10595 times)

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #30 on: Nov 26, 2011, 12:19 AM »
Anyone know of any helmet comparisons floating around between S/M and L/XL Assassin helmets and other helmets. How does the S/M stack up compared to a 1:1? Could I get away with a S/M with my frame? I'm just worried about looking like a bobblehead  :P

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Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #31 on: Nov 26, 2011, 01:35 AM »
Hey Antares... the S/M is basically the same helmet cut down I believe it was an inch and 1/2 or so (DSB told me sometime ago when I inquired). There is no difference in all measurements besides height. So, if it's a head length issue, the S/M may not work. My son wears one. Is someone selling one?

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #32 on: Nov 26, 2011, 01:49 AM »
Hmm, I see, thanks. Also, not that I know of, was just using it as a reference point

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Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #33 on: Nov 26, 2011, 12:24 PM »
Ah, gotcha! Are you heading out to Nuke the Fridge Con and Frank and Son's on Decemeber 10th? We could always use a friendly face and handler plus it would be nice to meet and it's a great place to christmas shop  8). Anyway, if you do, between us and the LA clan we should have a variety of helmet sizes and types you could try out.

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #34 on: Nov 26, 2011, 08:41 PM »
I would certainly like to... that's on a Saturday though hmm. I'll have to see if I can shuffle my schedule around a bit and swap shifts with a coworker. I cant believe it's almost December already...

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #35 on: Dec 02, 2011, 02:18 AM »
A helmet is the one thing I will not buy online. Heads differ, some skulls are longer than others front to back, while others are more nearly round. So two helmets of the same size but from different ranges, even from the same manufacturer, will fit different people. There is simply no alternative to going in to a store and trying on different helmets. All your buddies might be wearing Arais, but if you put on a Shoei and it immediately feels right, buy it! Or vice versa of course. You will be spending many long hours in that thing and good fit and comfort are the prime consideration.

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Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #36 on: Dec 02, 2011, 02:37 AM »
...you're aware we're discussing COSTUMING helmets, not motorbike helmets yes? And fit wise we're more on about whether or not it fits your body size and shape than your head? And that we then add our own padding to make it fit our heads?

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #37 on: Dec 02, 2011, 03:20 AM »
I didnt get that either Point ! Maybe there is a Mando store somewhere we dont know about LOL kiddin, kiddin  ;) If it looks good in proportion to your size its all good. Sometimes yer nose will be squashed etc but big deal  ;D

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #38 on: Dec 02, 2011, 08:46 AM »
I have a Gypsyboy BF bucket. My nose gets squished and I hate it cuz it hurts. My nose is kinda pointy and...well, Native American and European *coughs*scotish*coughs* lol I have to agree though that helmets are definitely one size does NOT fit all. Heck, even the key holes on the back are pressed to the nape of my neck. I know it's kinda off topic, but when considering a helmet...give it more consideration and study than I did. I grabbed a bucket by a seller that makes bucket runs maybe once a year or if that.

Here's an idea. Now, don't laugh. Go and find the member's photo thread where we post pics of us without helmets on. Look at the shape, size, etc of faces and skulls and if you see any that are similar to yours, find their profiles, hunt down their pics and look at their buckets. And if it's possible, send them a pm regarding the helmet.

Not a bad idea at nearly 6am PT and running on a day's sleep in 4 days, huh? lol Hmm... Now...who's bucket do I need next to avoid getting squished between nose and neck? *ponders, mumbling quietly to self then suddenly remembers to hit the POST button*
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Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #39 on: Jan 06, 2012, 01:33 PM »
I still think actual measurements would help LOADS in helmet sizing...

Until I got my first helmet, I had nothing to really compare to and since I'm now the proud owner of a Don Post 95 I can sort of guess according to the other helmet guide which other bucket would be better for me. I'm leaning towards a Saz 1:1...

The advantage of a larger bucket may have other benefits like breathing space, and more room for padding/helmet liner etc. Aside from aesthetic and scaling qualities...

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #40 on: Jan 07, 2012, 09:25 AM »
Has anyone got any advice for helmet sizing for really big guys? I'm 6'5", broad and have a big bonce (thankfully not much nose though.) I'm genuinely concerned about a 1:1 not fitting at all, let alone looking in proportion. Am I going to have to look at a custom build, or will I be all right with something off the shelf and just using less padding than most?

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #41 on: Jan 07, 2012, 11:21 AM »
Remo jadd is around your size and build, he also wears a 1:1 size and did at one point wear a jango 2-piece. So i think you would be ok ;)

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Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #42 on: Jan 07, 2012, 12:10 PM »
Remo's not that big... he's close to my size...

I'm 6'06", 280lbs and 30" across the shoulders without costume armor on.

I have always fit into 1:1 helmets though they tend look look a tad narrow on. So, in the past, I always bulked up the earcaps to add a bit of width to the helmet.

When I started making helmets I made them with my "problems" in mind. My 2 Legacy helmets, my Open Seasons Deathwatch and my Phoenix are all big helmets for big guys. Those that typically wear 1:1's can wear them (in fact the Legacy helmets can be trimmed down to Jango 1:1 size) can still wear them but, they look good on big boys.

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #43 on: Jan 07, 2012, 03:30 PM »
That's really good to know, thanks.

Re: Helmet Sizing V 2.0
« Reply #44 on: Jan 07, 2012, 03:33 PM »
I know Remo is a good bit over 6ft, No got a big loaf though. LOL Ma big mate :D

 


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