Five tips to Equestrian Helmet
In the process of riding, in addition to the horse, the Equestrian helmet may be the rider’s closest partner. Like a horse, helmets need to be taken care of.
Whether your helmet is avant-garde or stylish, the sparkling or classical elegance, its basic point is that it is a safety device, so it is very important to keep it in good condition.
1.PLACED IN LOW TEMPERATURE
Never store your helmet in the sun or at high temperatures. It is also indispensable to put the helmet in a car with a high temperature, which will damage the performance of the helmet, so that the helmet does not have obvious protection when the rider falls from the horseback.
Expanded polystyrene is a component of the helmet. It is a microscopic bubble wrap that protects the head, but at high temperatures, the material melts and does not reach its original effect.
2. KEEP IT CLEAN
Sweat, cosmetics, sunscreen and other dust accumulated inside the helmet may damage the lining of the helmet, so always clean the helmet.
But pay attention to the use of helmet-specific detergents and deodorants when cleaning.
3. CHECK FOR DETACHABLE PADS
Pads improve the hygienic condition of the helmet, so many helmets have removable liners. Diligently changing the detachable pads can increase the life of the helmet.
4.NEITHER LEND SOMEONE ELSE A HELMET OR BORROW A HELMET FROM OTHERS
Just like wearing a new pair of shoes, the helmet will slowly shape according to the rider’s head shape when it is just on the head. Due to the difference between the head shapes, different people’s belts may deform the helmet and cause discomfort, so don’t lend your helmet to others.
5. ATTENTION TO HELMET RETIREMENT TIME
The riding helmet protects the rider’s head when the rider falls off the horse or encounters other dangerous situations. But when the helmet is hit hard, you should change to a new helmet.
As mentioned earlier, the microscopic bubbles contained in the expanded polystyrene layer do not provide the same level of protection after the impact of the part of the helmet that is impacted again.
Therefore, experts recommend that the rider change the helmet after each head attack. Putting the helmet on a hard surface can also damage the helmet, although the damage is less noticeable. A helmet that has been in continuous use for five years should be replaced even if there is no impact, because the helmet will be naturally worn apart from man-made damage.