How To Properly Fit A Skateboard Helmet

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Skateboarding is an amazing and thrilling sport that requires both skills and safety precautions. One of the most important safety measures is wearing a skateboard helmet. The helmet is the first line of defense against head injuries, and it can save your life in case of an accident. A properly fitted skateboard helmet is essential for maximum protection and comfort. In this article, we will guide you on how to properly fit a skateboard helmet.

 

Step 1: Measure Your Head

The first step in fitting a skateboard helmet is to measure your head. This is crucial to ensure that you get the right size helmet. To measure your head, you need a soft tape measure. Wrap the tape measure around your head, about 1 inch above your eyebrows and over the largest part of your head. The tape measure should be snug, but not too tight. Take the measurement, and refer to the manufacturer’s size chart to determine the right size helmet for you.

 

Step 2: Try On Different Helmets

Once you know your head size, it’s time to try on different helmets. Try on different brands, styles, and sizes to find the best fit. Make sure to try on different sizes, even if the manufacturer’s size chart suggests one size for your head measurement. Different brands may have different fitting systems and shapes, so try on as many as you can to find the best fit.

 

Step 3: Check for Proper Fit

When you find a helmet that feels comfortable, it’s time to check for a proper fit. To do this, follow these steps:

 

  • Put the helmet on your head, and adjust the straps until they fit snugly under your chin.

 

  • Push the helmet from side to side and front to back. If the helmet moves more than an inch in any direction, it is too loose, and you need to adjust the straps.

 

  • Grab the helmet by the back and lift it up. If the helmet comes off your head, the straps are too loose.

 

  • Check the fit of the helmet by shaking your head from side to side. If the helmet moves, it is too loose, and you need to adjust the straps.

 

Step 4: Adjust the Straps

  • If the helmet is too loose, you need to adjust the straps. To do this, follow these steps:

 

  • Loosen the chin strap, and adjust the side straps until they are snug against your head.

 

  • Buckle the chin strap, and adjust it until it is snug under your chin.

 

  • Make sure the helmet is snug, but not too tight. You should be able to fit one or two fingers between the strap and your chin.

 

Step 5: Double-Check the Fit

Once you have adjusted the straps, it’s time to double-check the fit of the helmet. To do this, follow these steps:

 

  • Put the helmet on your head, and adjust the straps until they fit snugly under your chin.

 

  • Push the helmet from side to side and front to back. If the helmet moves more than an inch in any direction, it is too loose, and you need to adjust the straps.

 

  • Grab the helmet by the back and lift it up. If the helmet comes off your head, the straps are too loose.

 

  • Check the fit of the helmet by shaking your head from side to side. If the helmet moves, it is too loose, and you need to adjust the straps.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, fitting a skateboard helmet correctly is crucial for ensuring maximum protection and comfort. It is important to measure your head size, try on different helmets, adjust the straps, and make sure the helmet fits snugly but not too tight. By following these simple steps, you can protect your head and enjoy skateboarding safely. Remember to replace your helmet after any significant impact or after 5 years of use to ensure maximum protection. Skateboarding is a fun and exhilarating activity, but safety should always come first.

Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell

"I live and breath boardriding"

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