Life is something precious which we can live only once, so we have to very careful when it comes to our safety especially in the game of lacrosse, helmet is one of the important things in every ball games because in these games ball is forcibly hit around a speed of more than 100kmph on average so it is very important to have helmet to protect your head and face from those kinds of balls.
Let’s See in-depth about the fitting of Lacrosse Helmets.
Why Helmet fitting is much important?
Not only the fitting of a helmet is important for your safety aspects, but the improper fit of your helmet will also affect your game performance.
Yes, you may wonder how, if you don’t wear down a perfect helmet it is gonna trouble you all the time throughout the game and your concentration gets misses and finally causes an impact on your game.
Lacrosse Helmet Fitting Tips
Get the right size – First of all the size of your head is the most important factor while buying out your helmet actually because if you buy the helmet of the wrong size it’s not going to fit at all.
So first measure the size of your head correctly, in order to do that take out a measuring tape and measure the length of your head above your eyebrows.
Once you found the correct measurements of your head, note it down and while buying the new head check the measurement chart of the brand you are buying and find the right fit helmet for you.
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Position your helmet – Now next put on the helmet on your head and check out it on a mirror, your eyes should be centred so that you can clearly look out from the top opening of the helmet.
Check out padding – The padding of the helmet should be steady when the helmet is put on, if there is any gap between the padding and the head, try to move up your helmet to front and back, still the problem continues, you should look out for new helmet.
Side Fit – So now check on the side fit, make sure the padding is firm and check if there are any gaps on the side, if there try to adjust the helmet by moving side to side and then still the issue persists look out for helmet of different size.
Facemask Check – One of the most important issues players face with the improper fit helmet is blocked vision so in order to avoid that you should check whether there is two to three finger width clearance between the end of nose and facemask and next make sure your vision is not affected by the horizontal bars.
Chin Strap Fit – In order to check the fit of your chin strap, fasten the chin strip at four ends points of the helmet. Make sure that the tension is equal on all four straps and make sure the alignment is equal.
Final Check – The main goal of the fitting process is that you’ll get better comfort with the helmet, make sure your new helmet meets the all above requirements if not you should look out for new helmets.
Read the Cascade Helmet Safety Booklet
Lacrosse Helmet Size Chart
Here is the size chart of Lacrosse Helmet.
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What to do if you Bought a wrong fit Helmet?
It happens most of the time when you buy a helmet, so most of the helmet won’t fit when you buy online but it is the easiest way to buy a helmet. But don’t worry most of the helmet providers will give you a replacement so it doesn’t matter even if you buy a helmet of different size but if you bought a wrong fit helmet from an online platform that doesn’t accept a replacement, drop in a mail to them describing your issues definitely they will help you.
Buying from High-Quality manufacturers such as Cascade, STX, They will offer a full refund or exchange the damaged product.
Things to do for helmet maintenance
- After using the helmet every time wash it with soap or water only.
- And if you find any breakage or cracks in the helmet don’t play with that condition or else it might cause you an injury, so change your helmet once issues like this happen.
- When you are not using the helmet don’t expose it to some heavy temperature, store it inside your home.
- Don’t alter your helmet when you buy, like painting changing its structure.
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