Originally Posted by Theophilus
Sounds like your straps are adjusted incorrectly allowing the helmet to ride up exposing your forehead, Common sight. Ensure the rear straps come straight down as possible by working the buckles on each side. You'll know when it's right by pushing up on the front and it wont go up. The front straps will then be shorter.
Agreed. Theo is correct here. Although you say the impact was to your helmet, that goose egg on your forehead tells otherwise. Check your straps, and make the proper adjustments.
I've had a WRSI for quite a few years now, and have taken my fair share of head shots all over my helmet. I've never been dizzy, or seen stars, or even had goose eggs on my forehead due to impacts to the helmet.
The only time i did end up with a goose egg and a slight concussion was when my straps were not adjusted properly. I had lost quite a bit of weight over the off season/winter, and when the season began, I didn't readjust for a proper fit. Flipped, helmet initially took the impact, then slid up exposing my forehead, and then I took a shot to my now exposed forehead. Ended up with a goose egg, saw stars, slurred speech, minor concussion. This was due to my helmet not being properly adjusted after having lost around 50 pounds. This was NOT due to an impact to the helmet and its' shell/padding. The WRSI Current is solid; I know really safe, really competent, class V boaters that stand by their WRSI Current helmet.