How To Adjust Youth Snowboard Helmets
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to adjust youth snowboard helmets. Young snowboarders may be especially susceptible to head injuries during snowboarding due to bones that are still growing and developing. In order to prevent injuries both to your youth snowboarder and others on the hill, it is important to learn how to properly adjust youth snowboard helmets.
You'll need the following:
- A good helmet
- Snowboarding professional
- Find a great helmet for your youth snowboarder. Talk to friends, family members, and fellow skiers, and tell them that you are interested in purchasing a youth snowboard helmet. One of these people should be able to make a recommendation to a great ski store.
- Find a qualified saleperson to help you and your youth snowboarder. Tell them what you are looking for. The salesperson should be able to offer a variety of different snowboarding helmets based on age and size.
- Instruct your youth snowboarder to place one of the helmets on his/her head. The helmet should fit snugly, without being too tight. If the helmet is too loose, you can add some padded strips to the inside of the helmet. These are similar to the pads found within bike helmets.
- Adjust the chin strap so that it fits snugly under the chin of your youth snowboarder. You should be able to fit one finger between the chin strap and snowboarder's chin.
- Instruct your youth snowboarder to try on a variety of different snowboarding helmets to find the one that fits best. Be sure to get the approval of the salesperson on the fit of the helmet before purchasing it.