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Old 30 June 2012, 16:48   #61
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These are cheap and effective...

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Old 30 June 2012, 16:51   #62
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Okay Scott whats the punch line or are we back to the yellow bucket
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Old 30 June 2012, 16:54   #63
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they wanted a cheap alternative lol at 19.95 pretty cheap, built in ear warmers and the screen does not mist up...lol
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From PowerKiteShop. Cost IIRC - it was a couple or three years ago - was about 60 and change...72 now.

Looks like they've changed their line up slightly...ours was called the 'Safety' helmet then but now looks more like the 'Kitesurf Safety' ... I think the only difference is the 'Kitesurf' has removable/adjustable ear protection if you need easier comms with others, whereas the 'Safety' has integral moulded ear protection


Won't that chinstrap snap your neck if it buckets?
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even more 'dork' factor on a rib than the JK terrorist masks .. ... mind you .. if you tie up to a leafy & wooded pontoon you might just get away with it
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Won't that chinstrap snap your neck if it buckets?
No idea. They're designed as watersport helmets so I'm assuming on balance of probilities that they're a positive contribution for most scenarios. They keep the rain and wind off too :-)

As my necks buggered in the first place I doubt I'd notice anyway :-(
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No idea. They're designed as watersport helmets so I'm assuming on balance of probilities that they're a positive contribution for most scenarios. They keep the rain and wind off too :-)

As my necks buggered in the first place I doubt I'd notice anyway :-(

But are they designed for high speed impact, or are they just tested for relative low speed impact - like swift water rescue or wind surfing etc..,
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But are they designed for high speed impact, or are they just tested for relative low speed impact - like swift water rescue or wind surfing etc..,
That was what I was thinking. There's a reason Geckos don't have straps.
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But are they designed for high speed impact, or are they just tested for relative low speed impact - like swift water rescue or wind surfing etc..,
Again, no idea. In truth, we didn't buy them for going over protection even though I know there's a risk - that balance of probabilities thing again. The crew wanted protection from rain, cold and wind and were very clear they didn't want either the industrial look or the Star Wars look.

Maybe I've missed a trick somewhere but the Gecko's seem to have straps too:

"Strap Assembly (Marine Gecko Safety Headgear): This retention system consists of 19mm nylon webbing riveted to the shell at two point fixings. The Patented Fastex 'click' closure buckle allows one hand release and quick adjustment to the strap length. Offset side buckle aids access in emergency and prevents contact with windpipe. Looped end aids tensioning and neoprene sheathed comfort tube helps prevent rubbing"
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Again, no idea. In truth, we didn't buy them for going over protection even though I know there's a risk - that balance of probabilities thing again. The crew wanted protection from rain, cold and wind and were very clear they didn't want either the industrial look or the Star Wars look.

Maybe I've missed a trick somewhere but the Gecko's seem to have straps too:

"Strap Assembly (Marine Gecko Safety Headgear): This retention system consists of 19mm nylon webbing riveted to the shell at two point fixings. The Patented Fastex 'click' closure buckle allows one hand release and quick adjustment to the strap length. Offset side buckle aids access in emergency and prevents contact with windpipe. Looped end aids tensioning and neoprene sheathed comfort tube helps prevent rubbing"
Damn, I should have seen that before. I always thought they didn't have them.

My own helmet that I use doesn't have one, but it's not a Gecko.
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