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Old 01 July 2012, 08:02   #71
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We have two of the new Gecko's in white, they have in inflatable head linings and a chin straps. The ear pieces are removable and you can add accessories like radios or torch/camera holders.

We bought the 99 seconds helmets with full face visors from ebay and they are great. A couple of weeks ago we travelled to the Isle of Wight in a force 8 and it was loads of fun as we were getting loads of waves in the boat but stayed bone dry and warm.

I cannot recommend them enough, here is a quick video of our trip:

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Old 01 July 2012, 08:10   #72
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We have two of the new Gecko's in white, they have in inflatable head linings and a chin straps. The ear pieces are removable and you can add accessories like radios or torch/camera holders.

We bought the 99 seconds helmets with full face visors from ebay and they are great. A couple of weeks ago we travelled to the Isle of Wight in a force 8 and it was loads of fun as we were getting loads of waves in the boat but stayed bone dry and warm.

I cannot recommend them enough, here is a quick video of our trip:

I was under the impression Gecko's had quick release - sort oftension release straps so the helmet pops off when neck snapping pressure is exerted...

Beautiful video, what camera?
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Old 01 July 2012, 08:29   #73
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The strap is riveted on and it has a red quick release clip. The helmet is equipped with an inflatable head liner which takes up any gap between your head and the helmet, so if you were to enter the water at speed then the visor would simply pop off and no water should enter between your head and the helmet so in my opinion you shouldn't get the bucket effect

The RNLI use these helmets and I trust their judgement...

The camera was a Gopro Hero 2
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Nothing beats a gecko. The only problem I found is, like whisper said, the visor is designed to come off on impact with the water... so if you strap the helmet on to your jockey seat and it gets a little rough, you will never see that visor again
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Sorry, no cheaper alternative as good.
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Old 01 July 2012, 10:21   #76
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Nothing beats a gecko. The only problem I found is, like whisper said, the visor is designed to come off on impact with the water... so if you strap the helmet on to your jockey seat and it gets a little rough, you will never see that visor again
Gecko do a padded helmet bag for about 10 that will sort this issue out for you as there is nothing worse than a smack in the helmet
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Just in case...

Ideal for strapping your helmet into your jockeys
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