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hnewman

USA
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Posted - 04/08/2011 :  4:48:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit hnewman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob (fundog): I was looking at the Giro helmets online--reading about the different brands available actually.
I am looking to buy at least 4 helmets to have for guests to wear when I take them out on the sled. I would also have one for myself too. I do not skijor but I do bike and scooter with dogs and I wear a bike helmet then.

Thanks
Helen


Prairie Isle
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bluesharpplayer

USA
214 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2011 :  6:25:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit bluesharpplayer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have two "skateboarder" type helmets. One that fits without a hat underneath (summer and warm days), and one that fits with a hat underneath. Played with the removable/different sized foam inserts to make it fit well.

If your not having fun, you need to consider what you're doing wrong.
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funhog

344 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2011 :  4:12:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit funhog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oh boy Helen I don't know what to say about clients. I think all the helmets I have have foam pieces that can be used to adjust fits. Those and the stocking caps would help engineer a better fit.


I just read Gracies reply. Just make sure the bubble suit is inflammable. You don't want a flame up when they drag you and start some kind of combustion.

It's all about fun!
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Pacedog123

USA
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Posted - 04/18/2011 :  8:46:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i wear a helmut on especially challenging trails, but not on fairly flat ones or ones i am super familiar with...i feel much safer with a helmut, though...and knee braces!
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hnewman

USA
546 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2011 :  07:46:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit hnewman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will carry a fire extinguisher with me fundog:) I have been checking locally to get an idea how the sizes run and also with a hat on. I figure I will have a variety of sizes.

Helen

Prairie Isle
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Mike Callahan

USA
350 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2011 :  10:10:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Callahan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I prefer a helmet designed for cycling instead of ski or snowboard helmets. For skijoring i prefer a helmet that is well ventilated. Lightweight is nice too. If my heart rate is between 130 and 160 which it often is when I go hard then I worry more about my head overheating. Ever wonder why those XC skiers can go with such a thin skullcap when they ski in below zero conditions? Gravity skiers don't get their heart rate up for sustained periods of time. You almost need a warm helmet more for sitting on the lift. If I just want to work the dogs and not ski too hard myself then an unvented helmet would not be too hot.
Honestly. I only use a helmet when skijoring at night to have a place to mount my light. I always use a helmet when I scooter or bikejor. A thin liner is all I need most of the time if it's cold.

http://skijorbikejorcanicross.blogspot.com/
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D0gsledboy01

USA
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Posted - 07/07/2015 :  5:33:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always wear a helmet biking with or without dogs but on softer snow why wear a helmet skijoring.

If only we were dogs
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Admin

USA
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Posted - 07/07/2015 :  5:44:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Trees, rocks and other hard objects.

Judy Bergemann
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D0gsledboy01

USA
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Posted - 07/07/2015 :  9:25:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok thanks

If only we were dogs
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