There were a few bouncing helmets this weekend. We all want you kids to be as safe as you can. Make sure you read this and make sure your helmet fits right.
****You need to ensure that the helmet has the proper fit in order for it to do the job it’s meant to do.
That means no thick Beanies under the Helmet.
Here is a few key components to a proper fitting helmet.
When you need a new helmet support your local shop and please head to a SK SBD sponsor shop to check them out. In Saskatoon, Backside Boardshop, Doug’s Spoke’n Sport, and Outtabounds, in Prince Albert, Propaganda, in Regina, Sunshine and Ski, in North Battleford, Freedom Snow and Skate, and if you are in Manitoba, Prairie Supply Co. in Dauphin. These guys know their business and because of them we can have the amazing events we do.
Checking the fit: A good helmet should feel snug but not tight. If the helmet can rock back and forth, the fit is too loose. Shake your head from side-to-side. If the helmet shifts, try a smaller size, adjust the sizing mechanism or use thicker sizing pads. Push up the front and back edges. If they move, tighten the straps.
There should be no gap between the top of your goggles and the helmet. Make sure the helmet fits snugly to the top of the goggles, but not so low that it hinders vision or pushes down the goggles.
The helmet should be positioned low enough in the front to protect your forehead. It should sit level with its front edge no more than 1″ above the eyebrows. Finally, check to make sure there are no gaps between your head and the helmet lining.
Note: A few models use sizing pads to fine-tune the helmet’s fit.
Chinstrap/buckle: The chinstrap needs to fit back against the throat to reduce the chance it will come off when it is impacted. The strap should fit snugly but loose enough for you to be able to chew food without feeling choked or pinched. Always fasten the strap before riding.***
Stay safe out there and hope to see you soon.