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Old 09 May 2011, 14:25   #1
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Helmets

Hi all, just trying to gather some opinion.
How many of you wear helmets when out and about?

My rib usually gets used with the family on board, so I try to take minimum risks, but I am concious that we are all travelling at some speed without any restraint device or headwear... what do you do? Am I a reckless bad father, or worrying unnecessarily?
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Old 09 May 2011, 14:28   #2
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Only use them if it's cold and pi$$ing down
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Old 09 May 2011, 14:32   #3
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Only use them if it's cold and pi$$ing down
........Unless really bad the Gecko is usually clipped to my backrest tbh, where it provides a handy glove and beanie holder Even then, ski goggles are my first port of call tbh....
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Old 09 May 2011, 14:34   #4
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Excellent, so I may still qualify for 'Dad of the year then?!'
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Used to use gath winsurf helmets with visors on the zap cat but that was so you could actually see through the spray and it gave you some (probably misplaced) sense of safety.

Since getting a rib - not so much.
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We wear Gecko helmets when it's raining or cold as it makes the experiance far nicer. But it's manly due to the visors.

Rain on the face and in your eyes cruising at 25knots is like needles, kids really don't like it and it puts them off when they are younger.

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wear my gecko only when pissing down or cold
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Yep, Geckos when travelling long distances or when its cold, dark or wet (or a combination of the three) Makes it so much more comfy and bearable.
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Gecko for me if it's cold and or raining.

Haven't had mine long but very pleased with it. It makes life a lot more comfortable when the weather turns.
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and the best place to buy Gecko's is ??????
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