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Old 27 April 2010, 12:18   #21
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The whole point of a Gecko or similiar is that if you fall overboard at speed and the water catches under the chin that it doesn't try and rip your head off!
The visor is supposed to come off before your neck snaps. Otherwise a motorcycle helmet would work just as well and cheap light ABS bike helmets can be had for 25 upwards.
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Old 27 April 2010, 12:26   #22
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Damn, doesn't bode well! I haven't see them in the flesh, picking up Friday from shop, but she said if I don't like the look of them they will refund me.

Jisms look good, have you got them and used them?
Got one left, awaiting delivery, at the end of the day they are good value but they are 25 so don't expect an Arai! Also they are designed for bikes not boats just to re-iterate BruceB's post.

I do the flip fronts aswell, 55 and up. also bluetooth etc etc....
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Old 27 April 2010, 12:42   #23
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The whole point of a Gecko or similiar is that if you fall overboard at speed and the water catches under the chin that it doesn't try and rip your head off!
The visor is supposed to come off before your neck snaps. Otherwise a motorcycle helmet would work just as well and cheap light ABS bike helmets can be had for 25 upwards.
Strange then that Geckos cannot be used for offshore racing, while bike helmets can.
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Save Phace anyone?

Or even a cheap paintball mask?
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Old 27 April 2010, 16:38   #25
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Save Phace anyone?

Or even a cheap paintball mask?
Had a go with painball mask, just steamed up.

How much are the save phace these days? Black! Don't want to look a nutter.
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interesting MAIB report about Helmets:

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...0Powerboat.pdf

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interesting MAIB report about Helmets:

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Interesting article, arguing the case for both gecko and helmets. Luckily I'm not racing.

Anyone got a save phace for sale?
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Had a go with painball mask, just steamed up.

How much are the save phace these days? Black! Don't want to look a nutter.
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well one thing the lifeboat crewman who fell and copped a prop a couple of years back ,even though suffering bad head injuries he would certainly have died had he not been wearing a helmet .
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Had a go with painball mask, just steamed up.

How much are the save phace these days? Black! Don't want to look a nutter.
The Save Phace masks are 55, so somewhere betweem Bob the builder and a Gecko. I have the plain black in stock. They don't steam up!
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