I guess I could give more details. 8 year old girls. Just starting to go wake to wake. More than likely I will get them one...........just the additional neck strain a helmet may cause? So anyone with kids using them ever have any problems?
Exactly, it will save your ear drums. I always wear one and haven't had a painful head impact since I started wearing one over two years ago. I would happily take a season off than ride without a helmet.
It will keep the board from hitting her head. Little kids are more flexible than you realize. My daughter has worn one for 3 years and never had an issue with neck strain and has never once complained about feeling a tug when she hits the water. I would only get the Pro-Tec Ace Wake with the extra piece that cradles the back of the head.
do a search for "helmet neck" and all the past discussions on this subject should come up. As long as the fit of the helmet is really good on the girls I wouldn't worry too much.
The Pro-Tec Ace wake is a great suggestion. If they dont like the fit of that I would have them look at the Pro-Tec classic skate helmet, alot of the smaller kids prefere the fit of that on their heads.