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Old 18 May 2016, 14:38   #31
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I get mbike helmets may scoop water but they are designed to protect your head hitting the ground. Water at speed is hard trust me I know. Hitting the ground off a motorbike could snap your neck

There is risk in everything.

Bottom line for me. Mbike helmets are warm, they are designed to manage high speed air, they are designed to protect your head, they come with flip visitors and so can be open face. They are cheap. One season 15 bin it get another.

They can get wet through and will dry, it's basically foam with some padding I wouldn't want it to land in the sea and then put it on, but a wave in the mush is totally fine try wearing one on a bike for 5 hours in torrential rain they keep your head dry

All imho and geckos have their place as do other products 😄👍 but the cost and comfort is hard to beat

Oh and they come in many colours lol
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Old 18 May 2016, 14:49   #32
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I get mbike helmets may scoop water but they are designed to protect your head hitting the ground. Water at speed is hard trust me I know. Hitting the ground off a motorbike could snap your neck

There is risk in everything.

Bottom line for me. Mbike helmets are warm, they are designed to manage high speed air, they are designed to protect your head, they come with flip visitors and so can be open face. They are cheap. One season 15 bin it get another.

They can get wet through and will dry, it's basically foam with some padding I wouldn't want it to land in the sea and then put it on, but a wave in the mush is totally fine try wearing one on a bike for 5 hours in torrential rain they keep your head dry



All imho and geckos have their place as do other products 😄👍 but the cost and comfort is hard to beat

Oh and they come in many colours lol
I agree not being a biker wasn't sure so went gath but re the scooping I started a thread some weeks ago sibling in brixham took some pics of lads not sure what it's called but shore hopping they were jumping a Good 15m in similar helmets to the gath and at that speed the water won't travel through the slots quick enough to prevent pull but they kept doing it so for me no probs being in a boat with the remote possibility of hitting the water at the wrong angle acceptable to me.
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Old 18 May 2016, 15:22   #33
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I get mbike helmets may scoop water but they are designed to protect your head hitting the ground. Water at speed is hard trust me I know. Hitting the ground off a motorbike could snap your neck

There is risk in everything.

Bottom line for me. Mbike helmets are warm, they are designed to manage high speed air, they are designed to protect your head, they come with flip visitors and so can be open face. They are cheap. One season 15 bin it get another.

They can get wet through and will dry, it's basically foam with some padding I wouldn't want it to land in the sea and then put it on, but a wave in the mush is totally fine try wearing one on a bike for 5 hours in torrential rain they keep your head dry

All imho and geckos have their place as do other products ���� but the cost and comfort is hard to beat

Oh and they come in many colours lol
Same can be said for the motorcycle Jackets and pants "Got mine from Aldi"..... if they can keep you dry in the rain doing 70 mph on the motorway they are good enough for a boat imo
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I get mbike helmets may scoop water but they are designed to protect your head hitting the ground. Water at speed is hard trust me I know. Hitting the ground off a motorbike could snap your neck

There is risk in everything.

Bottom line for me. Mbike helmets are warm, they are designed to manage high speed air, they are designed to protect your head, they come with flip visitors and so can be open face. They are cheap. One season 15 bin it get another.

They can get wet through and will dry, it's basically foam with some padding I wouldn't want it to land in the sea and then put it on, but a wave in the mush is totally fine try wearing one on a bike for 5 hours in torrential rain they keep your head dry

All imho and geckos have their place as do other products 😄👍 but the cost and comfort is hard to beat

Oh and they come in many colours lol
Hard to argue with any of that Neil
Do they come Lilac and Cerise??...
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The real issue is not so much the Product...I've used them for years...but the lamentable customer service and Back up that Mick experienced...for something that in reality should have been a quick and easy fix.
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Old 13 June 2016, 04:04   #37
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GATH GEDI
sorry for the wait on this billy but the visor only came friday for me to find they have sent a half face visor but still the visor is very well made and a few pics.

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Thanks Jeff for the update. Looks good. Let me know how it goes after a trial cruise. But so far looks good alternative to the 'G'.
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will do Billy

cost up date its the gath gedi rescue i bought

safequipe selling off @ 59.94 RRP 89.95 & comes with a peek

visor full face 35, 25 half face clear or tint but not available with them, robin-hood water sports sell them.

on eBay at 137 with visor.

gecko price i found was around 240 with visor but the visor is press stud attached the gath is two screws.

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