- Help! Saving my little man's face! (Full Face recommendations)
My six year old is loving his biking. However, he keeps using his face for a brake….esp at speed. Obviously, we’ve stuck him in a helmet (Bell Faction), but he has now planted his face twice. Yesterday’s trip to A&E and emerg dentist sees him trudging off to school today with a chipped tooth and a very aching jaw bone.
Can anyone suggest a good / light weight full-face lid?
Also, am I right to be concerned that sticking a full-face on him will just increase the risk of neck injury?
Would appreciate some info……was much easier when I was a kid….we just bled a lot!Posted 6 years ago
Thanks, all. Good info.
I Ache and b r; 661, do seem to do a good xs full face, so may go down that route.
igm; does your 6yr old struggle with the weight or is it a ‘get used to’ thing?
reedspeed; once with me there (downhill…one min’ he was next to me laughing his head-off, the next min’ I’m picking him up off the floor), yesterday’s was all his own fault, (coming off the bottom of a ramp. Lost the back end and used his front teeth to break the fall).
Appreciate the help.Posted 6 years agoblueravenMember
After my youngest had a couple faceplants on general XC/trail centre stuff I picked up a lightweight XC helmet with a faceguard, his riding doesnt really justify a heavy full face helmet.
Depends what kind of riding your lad is doing really I guess but if its not full on DH you might wanna look at something like THIS its light enough to ride in all day and sufficient for what my lad rides.Posted 6 years ago
blueraven. Great link, thanks.
For everyone/anyone intrested: the 661 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sixsixone-Comp-Shifted-Unisex-Helmet/dp/B005PLQMEW/ref=pd_ys_iyr_img) weights the same as the Cratoni (http://www.cratoni.de/en/bike-helmets/1291794700_mr/c-maniac.html) at 265g.
My kids current helmet (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bell-Faction-Black-Medium-Helmet/dp/B000NOO5RM/ref=sr_1_17?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1347875513&sr=1-17) weights in at 397g. Perhaps that’s why his head seems to make the ground before his hands?
We’ll see if a lighter weight stuck on his head gives him a chance to get his hands down faster!
Thanks for all of your help!Posted 6 years agoianvMember
My son started wearing a full face (Azonic Fury, small) at 6 and he never had any issue with the weight. He does not wear it all the time though, just for bmx and downhill. I am pretty sure he would hate to have to wear one all the time though, riding any distance in a full face would be horrible.
The urge enduro-matic might be worth a look as a possible compromise.
At his bmx club there are loads of younger kids wearing them no problem.Posted 6 years ago
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