1996 Don Post Helmet?

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    1996 Don Post Helmet?

    Hi.

    I live in Spain (so excuse me for my poor english) and Iīm searching for a good Boba Fettīs helmet. I donīt want to spend too much money but I donīt want to make a bad purchase neither. I prefer pay a little more and be satisfied, so I need some orientation.

    Here I can find easily in the shops the Rubies version, but like I have read (and see) this helmet is very ugly, has a bad quality and itīs difficult to correct his bad shape. Also the price is a little high here (about 97&#36

    Most people recommend Don Post helmet (1995 or 1996 version), but I have a doubt: I have seen helmets in blue boxes (Rubieīs collectors Edition, I think), and others in black boxes, collectorīs edition too (see the pic). Are this Don Post? What year, 1996 or 1997? (in the pic they seems like Rubieīs version)




    Another question: this helmets needs to be reforced to maintain his shape correctly. Fiberglass them seems a difficult operation, so I would know if itīs possible to reforce them using metal plaques, that correct the shape of the helmet and the deformities of the bottom sides of the face that I have seen in most helmets?

    Also I have seen the Skygunbros fiberglass helmets, about 200$. Are them good enough or this price is too expensive to their quality?

    Any other recommendation?

    Thank you very much,


    Regards from Spain.

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    Re: 1996 Don Post Helmet?

    The black boxes are usually DP helmets, however the one in the picture appears to be a 97'.
    From what I have heard, and seen SGB's helmets are great quality and very sturdy but a little on the small side... Somebody please correct me if i'm wrong about the size.

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    Re: 1996 Don Post Helmet?

    Thank you very much for the information.

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    Re: 1996 Don Post Helmet?

    Hi My helmets are modded Dp helmet.Mods were made for a rounder dome and a wider flair at the bottom.These helmets size wise are good but if you have a larger head than I would recommend that you go with a different helmet.I am 6' 1" with a medium/slender build and have an average size head (well sort of ) and this helmet looks fine on me.
    I would say if you run on the stalky side and are a husky build with a larger head this may not be the bucket for you. Here is a thread with some comparison pics.There is a set of pics showing one of my helmets next to a un-modified 95 Dp helmet.As you can see from the pics the helmet isnt much different size wise.So if a Dp helmet fits you well these should work great for you.Hope that helps.Heres the link to the other thread with pics.-Jason
    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=7230&forum=2

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    Re: 1996 Don Post Helmet?

    My 96 has a great shape and did not need glass.

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