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Old 18 May 2016, 10:04   #21
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iv'e just bought a gath gedi made in Australia [plastic] more for warmth & the visor than head impact protection it states helmet should be replaced if there are any signs of damage proving you haven't damaged it very difficult.
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iv'e just bought a gath gedi made in Australia [plastic] more for warmth & the visor than head impact protection it states helmet should be replaced if there are any signs of damage proving you haven't damaged it very difficult.
What model Jeff and any pics?
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Old 18 May 2016, 11:13   #23
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Hi Billy

It's the rescue I got it from safequip 60 their selling them off cheap but no visors left so ordered from robin hood water sports 35 nice hat light weight with a peak full or half visors clear or tinted the ear pieces shut off if required (when the missus moans) they use them for kite surfing too.
When the visor comes I'll post a pic loads on eBay you can zoom in on though.

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It's the rescue I got it from safequip 60 their selling them off cheap but no visors left so ordered from robin hood water sports 35 nice hat light weight with a peak full or half visors clear or tinted the ear pieces shut off if required (when the missus moans) they use them for kite surfing too.

When the visor comes I'll post a pic loads on eBay you can zoom in on though.



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They look good bit like a ski helmet might go down that route next time and hope they last more than a handful of outings 💪
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On ERR two guys had 30 motor bike helmets and swore by them I thought about it but wasn't sure about getting them wet internally especially in a SIB worth looking into for you in a RIB behind a console though, loads on eBay starting at 15 if they only last a season might be an option

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On ERR two guys had 30 motor bike helmets and swore by them I thought about it but wasn't sure about getting them wet internally especially in a SIB worth looking into for you in a RIB behind a console though, loads on eBay starting at 15 if they only last a season might be an option

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Thing to be aware of is that a m/bike helmet can scoop the water during a high speed MOB and potentially cause serious neck injury. What Gecko (and I assume Gath) claim is that their chin strap is designed to fail in that circumstance so that the force on your neck is much reduced.
Now of course people don't fall overboard regularly. When they do fall it is often not at speed, and presumably even then only a fraction of those would be at the angle most likely to maximise scooping...
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On ERR two guys had 30 motor bike helmets and swore by them I thought about it but wasn't sure about getting them wet internally especially in a SIB worth looking into for you in a RIB behind a console though, loads on eBay starting at 15 if they only last a season might be an option

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Yeh Neil uses bike helmets they've been OK for him I've got to geckos that are in full order the other 2 with problems are just spares at the mo seem as the kids don't come much now.
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Looking at this gath although you have slots in it you have a, liner (foam) that seals it so as poly says scooping water will still happen the slots are for draining quickly it's tight fitting so max 1/2 ltrs of water in there and the strap is a plastic clip together buckle, scooping will minimal. The guys at ERR were on jockey seats so I would say the possibility of MOB feet first very remote and worth the risk IMO. But if on a budget and all you want like me is keep the head warm and a full face visor to stop the rain stinging, you could buy a cheap canoeing helmet buy a visor and bolt on that's all the gath is really.

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Yeh Neil uses bike helmets they've been OK for him I've got to geckos that are in full order the other 2 with problems are just spares at the mo seem as the kids don't come much now.
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Yeh you & Tony can go and sort him out 💪💪
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