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I just recently saw a video on Revzilla about the difference between round helmets designs and oval designs. the 2 different styles are meant to accommodate the 2 basic head shapes. I never new that different manufacturers design in different ways. This has never been explained to me before, even from my dealer when I bought my first street bike in 2005, or my 4th helmet from them just late last year. I have always bought a helmet based on how it looks and feels from the test fit at the shop/store. I have always had a hotspot on the forehead after 2 hours or so with every helmet I wore. Just figured it was normal, and never complained as I had to make a gas stop a little after that time anyways, which gave me a break

After seeing this video however, I now understand that there are the 2 basic design types. My next helmet will be an oval design and I'm anxious to see the difference in long-term wearing (found out after research my previous helmets have always been a round design).

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I just recently saw a video on Revzilla about the difference between round helmets designs and oval designs. the 2 different styles are meant to accommodate the 2 basic head shapes. I never new that different manufacturers design in different ways. This has never been explained to me before, even from my dealer when I bought my first street bike in 2005, or my 4th helmet from them just late last year. I have always bought a helmet based on how it looks and feels from the test fit at the shop/store. I have always had a hotspot on the forehead after 2 hours or so with every helmet I wore. Just figured it was normal, and never complained as I had to make a gas stop a little after that time anyways, which gave me a break

After seeing this video however, I now understand that there are the 2 basic design types. My next helmet will be an oval design and I'm anxious to see the difference in long-term wearing (found out after research my previous helmets have always been a round design).
Round and oval are the two basic ones, but there's a lot of grey in between them. It's closer to five or six shapes. A lot of people can fit into at least two shapes comfortably. I wear a long oval now, but my old helmet was an intermediate oval. Actually had to take an overhead picture of my head to figure it out. A true round helmet crushes my forehead something fierce. This will give you an idea of just how many shapes and who makes which.

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Headaches, tension headaches in particular, usually come from a reaction yur incurring caused by a force from something else, be the fitment of the helmet and/or glasses, type of jacket (some can make you tighten up yur shoulders), wind force on yur face, head or chest, that create stress on you, as a result you tighten up some muscle or verve on yur head and after a few minutes that will lead to a headache.

Wearing sunglasses that did not fir right was making me try t stretch my ears back and my brow up, very little, almost imperceptible. After an hour or so I would have a headache and it took me a while to figure out why.

It falls on each of us to figure out what is creating the stress, fisical or emotional, as it is the cause of the whole thing, if you just tend to the symptoms you wont eliminate the problem.


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I was getting the headaches as well with the mushroom helmets. I found one so much lighter and still DOT.

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