Many new football enthusiasts buy brand new helmets and need to know how to break in a new football helmets. Most people will tell you to just wear the helmet and use it during all of your games and practices, which will make the helmet eventually become broken in and more comfortable for you. This is the most common and the most effective way to break in a helmet because not only will it be more broken in to your specific head type, it will be at its maximum comfort. However, if you don’t have time to wait for a helmet to be broken in over a bunch games, you will need a trick to do it yourself!
What you will need:
- A new or almost new football helmet
- A baseball or softball
- A pencil or pen
- The first thing you want to do is take the baseball or softball and run it in the padding of the football helmet. Make sure to apply a little bit of pressure as you run it down the padding. What this does is pushes the padding down so it is not so tight against your helmet. Also make sure when you do this that you go all over the padding of the football helmet to break it all in evenly. Make sure not to smash the padding of the football helmet down too much as this will make the padding less tight and give you a better chance of getting a head injury because the padding won’t do its job!
- The next step is to stretch out the chin strap. To do this take the pencil or pen and stick it between the helmet and the chin strip. Use the pen/pencil to pull the chin strap of the helmet to stretch it out a little. Make sure not to do this to many times, as it could break the strap. Do this a few times over a few hours for the most effective job.