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Old 27 June 2005, 10:26   #1
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I have seen treads on the colour and how useful they are , so i'm sorted on that (for me White, the missue pink, only joking,, maybe pink for me).

However what in the rib forums experience are the best visors?
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I have one with full-face, one with half-face.
I prefer the half-face, why?
Allows me to smoke and does not get misted up when you-know-what hits the fan.
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Old 27 June 2005, 10:46   #3
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Hi all

I have seen treads on the colour and how useful they are , so i'm sorted on that (for me White, the missue pink, only joking,, maybe pink for me).

However what in the rib forums experience are the best visors?
Hi James !

The full face one is the most versatile for me

But for the summer we did get an additional tinted visor.

To be honest, when I feel like I need to wear my helmet I probably need the full face visor also.

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My everyday Lid is a pretty much standard Gecko Mk9 with a full face visor in a lovely fetching white with reflective bits.

But when i can afford one im probably going to go splash out for one of the (white is just soo boring...) blue/red or Orange ones with a short 50%LT tint visor.

And again depending on requirements and cash I might go for the Comms kit too to make it easier to use VHF when im out and about on the SIB.
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Gecko Helmets

Better declare my interest first as we are Gecko's and Ravensprings Irish Agents here at Lough Ree Power Boat School.

My personal choice and the package which we sell most of to our many professional and Rescue clients is a yellow helmet ( Best Vis at sea ) with retro refective markings, what is called a 1/2 but is more like a 2/3 face visor which is less prone to fogging while giving almost as much protection and a heavy duty storage bag.

But of course... The customer is always right ....So name your colour etc and you have it !

By the way, we always have a few demo units available on loan as sponsorship for safety events, expeditions etc here in Ireland.

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My everyday Lid is a pretty much standard Gecko Mk9 with a full face visor in a lovely fetching white with reflective bits.

But when i can afford one im probably going to go splash out for one of the (white is just soo boring...) blue/red or Orange ones with a short 50%LT tint visor.

And again depending on requirements and cash I might go for the Comms kit too to make it easier to use VHF when im out and about on the SIB.
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Powerboat i went to the web site, so is what you suggest (using the web site wording)

open face helmet (choose your colour, purple seems nice!)

Short clear visor

Jackeens, take your point about full visor, p.s well guessed its James, but i'm know as Jim - no matter
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Jimbob,
I recommend the fullface visor for greater flexibility of use. When it's really nasty you can have it all of the way down, but the rest of the time I have it half way down.

When the spray is flying intermitantly put the visor half way down. Tip your head forward and the visor takes the hit. Once the wave has passed look up slightly and you get clear vision because there's no spray drenched perspex in front of your eyes.

Make any sense

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Suspect this is down to personal choice - I prefer the half visor, to avoid fogging. My RIB has a large windscreen, so the half visor is perfect, but if you don't have a windscreen or have little protection from the elements, the full visor might well be better. The Tornado is also a very "dry" boat, which helps enormously!

p.s. All my helmets are orange - for visibility of course, not because they match the colour of my boat's superstructure, honest!
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