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Title: Recommend a local place to buy a helmet...
Post by: 67Morris on March 19, 2013, 01:51:06 pm
Hi All, I am looking to purchase a helmet for this season and was wondering if someone can recommend a good local place to buy/try one. Thanks!
Title: Re: Recommend a local place to buy a helmet...
Post by: dale on March 21, 2013, 09:14:33 am
Never bought one locally, but when you try on helmets --
if it feels like it fits, it's too big
if it feels a little too tight, it's the right size

The padding always loosens up some in use, so you have to account for that.

Dale
Title: Re: Recommend a local place to buy a helmet...
Post by: TjF on July 29, 2013, 10:52:40 am
Yeah, I had the same question. Is there a local retailer that carries SA2010 helmets?
We've got plenty of ATV/Snomobile places round here but I'm curious where I can find a place to try and buy a helmet for auto-x.

I just qualified for the US Nationals of Nissan GT-Academy (http://www.gran-turismo.com/us/academy/2013/) and I want as much seat time as I can get from now until I hopefully end up representing Buffalo on the TV show at Silverstone. Just signed up for the next two FLR events @ RIT but I need to get a helmet and my fat head really wants to be able to try them on rather than go for an online guess.
Title: Re: Recommend a local place to buy a helmet...
Post by: JimPerrin on August 10, 2013, 07:12:08 pm
You might be better off running a couple miles every day.  That seems to be the reason Chris Morton was cut on the first episode.
Title: Re: Recommend a local place to buy a helmet...
Post by: TjF on August 10, 2013, 07:42:19 pm
You might be better off running a couple miles every day.  That seems to be the reason Chris Morton was cut on the first episode.

Yeah, doing that as well.

I did lots of searching and found that j3compeition in Erie PA is an HJC dealer. They're the closest thing to Buffalo where you can try on a helmet. Unfortunately they'd just finished a weekend tent-event and only had 1 Medium in stock. So I took some measurements and rolled the dice getting a Bell M4 XL off the net over-nighted. Thankfully it fits ok and has clearance for my glasses so I'll be at RIT tomorrow.
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