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Swat Ultra 10-14-2010 01:07 PM

Helmet foam/padding replacement.
 
I'm wondering if anyone knows a place online that sells replacement helmet padding?

Greenmachine9172 10-14-2010 01:19 PM

Most pro shop guys will tell you that once the padding is bad you might as well get a new helmet. So They want to sell you on new equipment and not keep you in the old stuff.

Swat Ultra 10-14-2010 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Greenmachine9172 (Post 28303818)
Most pro shop guys will tell you that once the padding is bad you might as well get a new helmet. So They want to sell you on new equipment and not keep you in the old stuff.

Yeah i understand that, but if there not the one buying it for me not going to do me much good ;), have a old ccm ht2 i want to replace the foam, just seeing whats out there i know you need a new helmet every 3-5 year blabla.

J22* 10-14-2010 02:17 PM

Nobody is gonna replace/sell you the foam. If they were to do that and you get hurt using the helmet they could be in serious legal trouble.

bonnielad 10-14-2010 02:57 PM

Try this: http://torontohockeyrepair.com/parts.htm

May not be much help since it seems to be goalie mask related, but it's a start.

greyraven8 10-14-2010 11:03 PM

i've used this foam for an old style (1970's style) goalie mask- used the 1/8" rubatex foam.

they also sell thicker stuff ( 1/4" & 3/8") that may work for player's helmet - check the thickness of the stuff in the helmet now.

http://www.diamondathletic.com/produ...x-Foam-Padding

The Tikkanen 10-14-2010 11:20 PM

All hockey helmets should have expiration dates on them. I've never heard of replacing the foam in a helmet.

dpixel8 10-15-2010 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Tikkanen (Post 28315391)
All hockey helmets should have expiration dates on them. I've never heard of replacing the foam in a helmet.


this


buy a new helmet. its the ONE place you shouldn't skimp on. unless you're an idiot, in which case feel free. It'll save the rest of us tax payers some money for your idiocracy :shakehead

Briere Up There* 10-15-2010 01:19 AM

Who cares, don't call the guy an idiot for wanting to save some dough. Since I stopped playing competitively I can't recall a single time I've actually needed my helmet.

Just cannibalize another helmet for the padding. A used one perhaps, an old one lying around. Glue it to the shell and you're all set.

Swat Ultra 10-15-2010 12:05 PM

Thanks for the tips, I'm not too worried replacing my some of my old padding in my helmet, its just for skating around an puck play. Prob just going to get another helmet at take its. hell even in iraq we had to buy foam to make padding in our 1980s military helmet to cut down on head trauma seem to work just fine :P

BlackDog13 10-15-2010 02:19 PM

1997 in the NHL. It's called personal choice. The padding is what deteriorates in a helmet (be it hockey, cycling, football, etc) not the shell. As long as the shell is intact, there should be no issue.

TBLfan 10-15-2010 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackDog13 (Post 28323296)
1997 in the NHL. It's called personal choice. The padding is what deteriorates in a helmet (be it hockey, cycling, football, etc) not the shell. As long as the shell is intact, there should be no issue.

Actually, the shell can be an issue. After years of use the shell takes abuse and can get small hairline cracks or large cracks, normally around the hardware... That being said, you are pretty much right, if you give the helmet a good look over you should be ok with changing the foam. I do NOT recommend it personally, because I'm not going to take the blame if you get hurt with your self-refurbed helmet but I've modified foam in my helmets in the past.

I'm pretty sure I know a guy with pro stock HT2s at his shop, I can ask if you want details on them.

CuteHockeyBunny 10-15-2010 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by dpixel8 (Post 28316154)
this


buy a new helmet. its the ONE place you shouldn't skimp on. unless you're an idiot, in which case feel free. It'll save the rest of us tax payers some money for your idiocracy :shakehead

I don't think you know what idiocracy means.

cynical man 03-01-2012 01:52 PM

idiocracy??...
 
good eye, bunny...."idiocracy" was a 2006 movie..."idiocy" is what idiots suffer from...i hope this isn't too far off topic...:)

Stickmata 03-01-2012 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tikkanen (Post 28315391)
All hockey helmets should have expiration dates on them.

Errr, they do. Every new helmet I've seen has a sticker on the back with an expiration date 5 years out. But given the fact that the padding in the older helmets was basically useless anyway, I don't see any problem swapping it out.

Honestly, the reason I'd get a new helmet is because the new padding is much more comfortable and breathes better.

Jarick 03-01-2012 03:04 PM

It's a necrobump. An odd one at that.

Gino 14 03-01-2012 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackDog13 (Post 28323296)
1997 in the NHL. It's called personal choice. The padding is what deteriorates in a helmet (be it hockey, cycling, football, etc) not the shell. As long as the shell is intact, there should be no issue.

The shell is what is the issue, not the foam. Since the shell takes all the impacts, it's what needs to be replaced.

jorbjorb 03-01-2012 04:18 PM

just spend another 45 bucks on a bauer 4500 lid. save your time and money

AIREAYE 03-01-2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Gino 14 (Post 45320777)
The shell is what is the issue, not the foam. Since the shell takes all the impacts, it's what needs to be replaced.

Wrong, the stress is more so on the foams. The shell doesn't degrade on the same level as the foams, which mainly do the protection job.

whaleoil 03-06-2015 02:29 AM

I bought a new helmet a couple of years ago...it fit nicely at the store but after a few months it started to bother me (foam on the forehead became really hard)
Long story short, I went back to my vintage 1983 CCM M-HT2 and realized how comfortable it really is (no cracks / no expiry date!)
I dunno what it is, but the foam in the new helmets is just not the same.


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