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I don't think it applies to anyone... if one needs to resort to names to prove a point, is the point worth proving?
I'm not calling anyone who doesn't wear a helmet stupid or any of the variations, it's just not the wise choice. I can't really say I'm smart but wise I believe I am. I know people who don't wear a helmet and like everyone until they give me reason not to but when I ride with someone without a helmet it's always on my mind and I pray they don't have an accident.

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Helmets are evolving, as I type. They are now making them to spin, or some such, to reduce rotational injuries. I really don't fully understand it, but, I don't understand my navel either and I've been contemplating that for decades.

I choose the wear a 3/4 helmet. I might regret that decision as I nose dive into the side of a Buick, but until then that's my choice. Said choice is influenced in no small way by the temps we endure around here in the summer months.

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I have had $50 helmets, and now I have a very expensive Shoei Neotec....
it is the most comfortable of any I have had, and I have forgotten the pain involved when it was purchased.

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I have a brand new Neotec, and I can't wear it as it's too tight.
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Can you trade it up for the next size?

Mine is a 2XL

The 1XL was too snug and gave me a headache after 15 minutes or so.
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Can you trade it up for the next size?

Mine is a 2XL

The 1XL was too snug and gave me a headache after 15 minutes or so.
Nope, got it from the guy who crashed his Beemer. The insurance company replaced the helmet, but the guy never rode again. It's brand new though, so it looks great in the helmet closet.

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I have a brand new Neotec, and I can't wear it as it's too tight.

Get a soccer ball, an inflating needle, and a pump..... cram the deflated ball deep in the helmet, stick in the needle and inflate....really inflate the ball...... then pull out the needle and stick the helmet back on the shelf....leave it for three or four days....will probably fit better.....
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Get a soccer ball, an inflating needle, and a pump..... cram the deflated ball deep in the helmet, stick in the needle and inflate....really inflate the ball...... then pull out the needle and stick the helmet back on the shelf....leave it for three or four days....will probably fit better.....

Inflate-gate?

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Does anyone ever change their mind on this topic?

Let's put it this way. I've never heard of anyone being in a wreck with a helmet on who, as a result of what happened, decided to stop wearing one. Maybe that rider exists, but I haven't heard his story. On the other hand, how many folks have decided it's not such a bad idea to wear one after picking asphalt and gravel out of his noggin? Or to continue to wear one after NOT digging asphalt and gravel out of his noggin?

I think that speaks for itself. You may of course do as you like, and make any tradeoff between safety and comfort that you see fit. But when it comes to having your mind changed, I think that's pretty much a one way street, taught only in the school of hard knocks.
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