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Old 01-23-2007, 05:42 PM
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how do you determine the size of your kids melon in order to buy a hockey helmet online?
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:02 PM
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To determine your hat size, get a tape measure and put it around your head. Place it where you want your hat to rest. Usually, that is just above the center of the forehead in front, and on the upslope of the "lump" in back. Because the back of your head is more angled than your forehead, it helps to have someone hold the tape in place in back.

The tape should be above the tops of your ears on both sides. Most people like their hat to rest about one-eighth to one-half inch above the ears. Check the tape to make sure it's more or less level all around.


Pull the tape snug and see if it feels right. If not, try a little higher and a little lower until it feels just right. (If you still aren't sure where to measure, you might want to put on a hat of some sort to see where it rests on your head, then measure where that hat rests.)
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It's easier for me to post this link.........the above is correct just there is no conversion chart!

http://www.northseatraders.com/Hat_Size.htm
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A soft tape will measure diameters better than a metal tape. You can probably borrow one from your wife's sewing kit. Otherwise use a piece of string and then measure what was need to wrap around the head.
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ALL HOCKEY HELMETS ARE ADJUSTABLE, THEY WILL HAVE YOUTH OR MENS, DEPENDING ON CHILDS AGE USE CORRESPONDING SIZE, THERE ARE TO SETS OF SCREWS ON EACH SIDE OF THE HELMET WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TO SLIDE HELMET BACK AND FORTH TO MAKE LARGER OR SMALLER. BE CAREFUL WITH PADDING ON INSIDE OF HELMET TRY NOT TO LOSE BACKING OF SCREW ON THE INSIDE OF HELMET WHEN ADJUSTING SCREW. JUST LOOSEN SCREWS A LITTLE BIT AND SLIDE HELMET BACK AND FORTH!
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:04 PM
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Thanks all, the next question is pants and pads. He will be eligible to play starting in the June season and Ill need to outfit him. Honestly I couldn't afford to go 100%retail. This stuff is crazy money. Boating is cheaper than hockey for sure.

Ok so a youth helmet determined by age and adjustable, got it.

What about pants and pads?

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Old 01-25-2007, 06:20 PM
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How old is the boy Doc and how tall is he presently?

Pant size......buy big! Pants are one of those things that should last for yeeeaaars! From pee-wee to adult a player should only have three different sizes.....anything more is a waste of money!

What kind of pads are we talking about here? Elbow pads, shin pads, shoulder pads? Either way all three are pretty much size fitting......these are items as the boy's size increases they will need to be changed out! Shoulder pads you should be able to get a few good years out of. Jocks, jocks need to be size fitting per the boy's size! To big and they'll rub, to small......well you don't want to find out the wrong way that your jewels are hanging out the bottom like I did.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:55 PM
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Well he will be six when the season starts. He's a bit of a stud of course....

somewhere around 47" long. I can wake him up to double check if you want..

The kid can skate, that's true enough. He was going around church last week telling anyone in ear shot that he's faster than dad.

That is not true and saying it at church may get him in trouble.

Dad by the way can skate his socks off but hasn't played hockey since around 1978 so I don't exactly remember how to get outfitted.

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Old 01-26-2007, 07:17 AM
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Just a suggestion to yah Doc, I know equipment costs and really adds up when the boy is young and growing. Pee-wee or tyke kids can do a lot of growing, sometime equipment will have to be changed out mid season because growth spurts.

Up here we have a chain store called "Play it again Sports". At these stores you can buy experienced equipment at a substantial savings. I know in our stores you can find pretty much anything sports related in there.......most of the time the equipment looks like it's never been used.....I've Never seen old beat up crap in there. Along with buying experience equipment you can sell your son's gently experience equipment back to them.

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