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IAMCANADIAN 09-03-2012 11:20 AM

Pain caused by helmet?
 
Strange question. My 14yr old occasionally experiences pain on the sides of his temples while wearing his helmet. Helmet is newer, only purchased last yr, so I am assuming it's not a sizing issue.

Question is, can i cut away some of the padding inside helmet. I know this reduces protection but not sure what else to do? Any suggestions? Thanks

AIREAYE 09-03-2012 11:36 AM

When he puts his cage on, see if the cage squeezes in the temples. If so (and I see this a lot), manually crank open the cage wider. It won't damage the cage.

What helmet is it?

beth 09-03-2012 12:25 PM

I'm wide at the temples too, and the only helmet that worked for me was a Reebok one. I'd have him try on some different brand helmets and see if another one feels more comfortable. Because it would suck to play with that pain. Don't cut away the padding, just get a helmet that fits properly.

IAMCANADIAN 09-03-2012 12:26 PM

Thanks for info. The Helmet is a Bauer. With a Reebok cage

Hank4Hart 09-03-2012 10:53 PM

another option might be removing the ear pieces so that the temples arent squeezed as tight.

AIREAYE 09-03-2012 11:21 PM

Don't most youth leagues require earpieces?

SCBruCrew4 09-04-2012 10:16 AM

http://youtu.be/SB5UYhYSb0E

first thing I thought of.

In seriousness now though look at the way the cage fits onc strapped on. Also maybe look into a different brand helmet too. Try some on. At 14 your kid could be going thru growth spurts I know when I was 14 going onto 15 I grew 8 inches in 1 summer! Hurt like a m**********r and my mom couldn't buy me new clothes/shoes quick enough. Look into it. Can't hurt!

bp spec 09-04-2012 11:02 AM

Had the same problem with my Bauer 9900 helmet. Crappy bucket.

Live1evil 09-05-2012 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AIREAYE (Post 54055131)
When he puts his cage on, see if the cage squeezes in the temples. If so (and I see this a lot), manually crank open the cage wider. It won't damage the cage.

What helmet is it?

This. You could also try out a CCM or Reebok helmet. They tend to have a wider fit around that area.

IAMCANADIAN 09-05-2012 09:41 PM

Thank you everyone. In the end, we ended up buying a bigger cage and playing around with the helmet adjustments until a pain free fit was achieved.

Thanks for the all of your suggestions!! :handclap:


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