• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Crappieman

ATV helmet

Question

Crappieman

Can any one recommend one that is medium priced and can be bought in the cities?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Dave

There's many types of helmets and a range of price. Half helmets/motocross helmets/flip-up front shield helmets. If you're using it for cold weather, the flip-up full-face, like snowmobilers wear work nice to help stay warm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Moose-Hunter

Hi Crappieman...

The "what type of helmet" debate has been running as long as I can remember. There are so many out there it can be difficult to choose. Let me give you a few guidelines that have helped me in the past.

Ask yourself whay are you buying a helmet? Safety, right? You gotta save your mellon in case something happens. And trust me, it will. Can you put a price on that? IMHO... If you have a $10.00 head, get a $10.00 helmet. Since I value what brains I have left, price to me was not an issue. I wanted the best protection available for my financial investment.

Look for BOTH a Snell and DOT rating on the helmet. For a helmet to pass both of those standards, gives it a far better crash rating than one that passes just one or the other. These lids may be a few more dollars, but they are WELL worth it.

Find a shop that knows what they're doing. Not some place that just wants to get product out the door. A motorcycle/snowmbile/ATV accessories store would be what I would look for. The folks there will help you pick out a helmet suited for your type of riding.

MAKE SURE IT FITS!!! In a crash, a bad fitting helmet can be just as dangerous as no helmet at all. Helmets should fit snug without being uncomfortable. This is (IMHO) probably the most important aspect of choosing the right skid lid. If you use your helmet during the colder months and wear a face mask of some type, bring it with. Use it while trying on helmets to get a good fit. Remember, during the warmer months, you won't have that mask on. So take that into consideration as well. I use the "pinkie" test when trying on new helmets. Can you fit more than your pinkie finger inside the helmet up towards your temples. If you can, move on. Shake your head back and forth. Does the helmet rotate on you head? Is it excessive? If so, move on. Eventually you'll find a size that fits. It just takes a few trys.

Type of helmet... Full face, 3/4 or 1/2 coverage, motocross type... Ths choices are almost endless. My choice for all around use was an HJC motocross/snocross type helment. It's a great fit in the warmer months for trail riding, and in the winter, since it was designed for snocross as well, it has a built in breath deflector to keep warmth in and my goggles free from fogging up. Great fit, moderately priced and has a very good rating. Since everyones head is different, what works for me, may not be what you need or are looking for.

If it's really cold, I go for my fullface snowmobile helmet. It has a plug-in, heated sheild that provides a bit of warmth and keeps the face sheild clear. I've looked at 3/4 and 1/2 coverage helmets and have decided these do not offer enough protection for offroad riding. Protect your face since it's the only one you have.

All in all, it's a big decision. It's your safety and your heath you're trying to protect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Crappieman

Wow. Thanks for the information. That why I like this site. Great info....

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Moose-Hunter

Hi Ken...

I'm glad I could really confuse you!! LOL!!! laugh.gif But seriously, that's what this site is all about. Having fun and being very well informed... Glad I could help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • ZachD
      Its that time of year again pick up your heart guard and your flea and tick.  
    • Smoker2
      Where are you located?
    • eyeguy 54
      Time to get the yak ready. Might need to paddle a couple spots on the sippi soon. 
    • mrpike1973
      Nice Crappie!
    • Rick G
      Eyeguy and I made it out one last time yesterday. Access points are getting pretty bad in our area. Was finding roughly 2ft of  very chunky ice in the places we drilled holes. With the warm weather and bright sunahine we had, I'm guessing we lost a few inches through the day Fishing wasn't exactly fast and furious, we did get our fish... but really had to work for the quality.  The area we ended up finding our fish was a shallow 6-10ft dark bottom flat, close to where they will move come ice out.   It soon became apparent the fish we were targeting were almost swiming with their back right against the bottom of the ice, infact my two best crappies hit while my bait was only inches below my hole.  Baits we found better success with were the Northland slugbug and The Impulse Mayflies in bright colors. Jig size didn't seem to matter much due to the depth we were fishing. As I am typing this, my thoughts are already turning toward warmer days spent chasing smallies on the river. The boat and yak are soon to be ready, rods will be strung and so on. It was one heck of a long winter.... fished with some real good people from this site I had more good days than bad, got some monster fish locally... for these things I'm truly blesaed.... like I said,It's been a long winter....I'm glad it's over Pic is of my last big ice crappie for the season  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I will certainly keep you informed about the progress of the hatchery. I expect to see the nets and traps go in within the next two to three days. The run should be very strong as the fish are already moving into Pike Bay strongly. Cliff
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks Cliff for your Pike River deteriorating ice reports and pics . I. Really want to show my wife the hatchery when the action is really happening this year , I would assume you will be right on that when this happens , is there any way that you can give a shout out on here as to just when this scenario is happening up there . With the warmer temps being quite steady now , I would think the run will be rather strong this year when things get going ..  
    • biff
    • CigarGuy
      I got the 4 smaller ones the other day. They are a little over 2" long and paid only $6.64 total to my door.  The quality seem pretty good, we shall see once I put them to some use! 
    • Bryan P
      Thanks Leech! Ya you need a life jacket in a kayak. I have mine behind my seat, but Yes I should be wearing it.