Thread: Leather fronts and Eagles
09-12-2011, 09:07 PM #1
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How to keep leather fronts and eagles from becoming tangle hazards
I've noticed that the Leather fronts on people's helmets tend to Shrink, bubble, warp, etc etc. This leaves some space in between the Eagle and the shield which can be a tangle hazard. Is there a way to eliminate this space?
Last edited by PCFD.Explorer.Reuter; 09-13-2011 at 06:06 PM.
09-15-2011, 05:09 PM #2
09-15-2011, 05:34 PM #3
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Check out guys like www.dewilliamsshields.com who guarantees their shields will not warp or shrink.
Just realize that often times a shield that is mishaped has not warped but has actually sustained impact damage. In which case their is no quality issue, it's just a shield that has been abused.
The standard front holders that you see on the most popular Cairns helmets are made of thin sheet metal and will bend if the helmet is dropped on them or if something falls on the helmet. Once it bends, it will force the shield down to a distorted position and keep it there. Many people see shields that have been crushed by a front holder and wrongly assume the sheild has warped when in fact it was simply crushed and held that way. The positive side of this is that when the front holder is crushed, it seals any gap where the front holder could get hung up on wires. This is why many people do not like carved or cast eagles on their helmets. Because they don't crush. While this keeps your shield from being crushed, it also means that if your shield is bent or wraps, you will now have a gap between it and the front holder which is a safety hazard.
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