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Need a flip-up helmet for Oval head


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Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Currently I'm using an HJC SyMax at work, but it just isn't shaped right for me. I end up with a red forehead after an hour and a pretty good headache by the end of the day.

 

Off duty I have an Arai Profile which I've seen advertised as being for oval shaped heads... and it fits me great. Are there any oval shaped flip-up helmets?

 

Thanks!

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Danny caddyshack Noonan

Scott,

It is unconventional but, have you tried the spoon tool? I used to have to spoon the front of my RJ-101V when with SCCSO in Cupertino. Push the bowl of the spoon on the offending part of the foam to deform it just enough to feel a difference by touch, it is an iterative process. Still do it for little mods to the foam but helmet shape selections are better now.

 

74C5

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Scott,

I have what I consider to be an oval head (unscientific observation). I have a Nolan N102 that fits me wonderfully (size XL). I can ride all day with no discomfort. I'd take a look at the N 103 too since the new feature seem well worth it. Good luck.

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Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Currently I'm using an HJC SyMax at work, but it just isn't shaped right for me. I end up with a red forehead after an hour and a pretty good headache by the end of the day.

 

Off duty I have an Arai Profile which I've seen advertised as being for oval shaped heads... and it fits me great. Are there any oval shaped flip-up helmets?

 

Thanks!

The main HJC line is shaped for round heads. That includes the CL-series and the SyMax. The HJC AC-series is shaped for "round oval" heads. At present there is no AC-series flip helmet, although one may be coming in carbon fiber. I haven't heard any rumors to that effect, but the HJC carbon fiber helmet line is very popular and growing.

 

Most of the European helmets have a round-oval shape. So if you find a flip-up from AGV or some other brand, chances are it will fit you better than the HJC.

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Don't give up on HJC just yet. Have you tried the CL-Max?

 

I bought the new SymaxII after using the CL-Max for the last two years. I was attracted by the claims of greater quiet and the fancy drop-down sunshade, but I am a little disappointed. The CL was a really comfortable helmet and didn't press against my chin and forehead like the SymaxII does. The shade is overrated and in retrospect wasn't worth buying to replace the CL.

 

With the introduction of the Symax II the CL-Max has come down in price in a lot of places. I'd recommend you give it a test.

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Give the Shoei Multitec a try.

 

I have an oval head and the new Shoei line (2008) fits MUCH better for oval heads. I want from an Arai Signet to a Shoei X11 and I love it.

 

Shoei sizes run a little bigger than Arai, so I ended up going from a large Signet to a medium X11.

 

 

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Why not the BMW System 5 Helmet? I'd have to say that it's the most comfortable I've ever owned and quiet for a flip front. Costly but it is made by Schuberth.

 

Linz :)

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BradJohnson23

I have an oval head and tried on Nolan, Shoei and one other I can't remember that were flip-up types. I went with the Shoei Multi-tech. I have used this helmet about a year and found the quality to be fine but I only use the flip-up to take the helmet on/off. I am going to switch to one of two types of Arai full-face helmets that fit me much better than the Shoei. Again personal preference. Good luck. I hope we all are on Santa's nice list this year. Brad

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I have a very oval/oblong head and I have not found a flip up helmet even close to a good/comfortable fit. If I find a helmet that fits from front to back comfortably, I can slip my hands up the sides over my ears to fill in the voids. That is how odd shaped my melon is.

 

I currently wear a Suomy Spec 1-R...funky looking graphics but as close to a good fit as I have ever found.

 

I hope someone comes out with a flip front for us riders with radically (say odd) shaped heads.

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