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Old 20 December 2005, 06:49   #11
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I use a Gath helmet for surfing, very light and durable but not sure if it would hold up to a prop strike like the Geckos, but better than nothing..

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Old 20 December 2005, 06:51   #12
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I like them becuase they keep our heads warm and stop me eating salt water
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Old 20 December 2005, 06:53   #13
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I like them becuase they keep our heads warm and stop me eating salt water

but don't you drink water?
or do you student only drink beer!!!

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Old 20 December 2005, 07:21   #14
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Stopped being a Student 17 years ago,,,,have to pay full price for me beer

Some of the salt water i used to get in my face i could not work out if i was drinking or eating it, i once got a gut full, it shot down the month,,,then, then back up again - nice
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Old 20 December 2005, 07:27   #15
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Stopped being a Student 17 years ago,,,,have to pay full price for me beer

Some of the salt water i used to get in my face i could not work out if i was drinking or eating it, i once got a gut full, it shot down the month,,,then, then back up again - nice

You sure you're not still a student?
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Old 20 December 2005, 12:44   #16
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hard1, what do you mean?
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Old 20 December 2005, 13:07   #17
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hard1, what do you mean?
Sounded a bit like my daughter's regular nights out from Brock College.

"Some of the salt water (substitute Smirnoff Ice) i used to get in my face i could not work out if i was drinking or eating it, i once got a gut full, it shot down the mouth,,,then, then back up again - nice

Not dissin' you mate - just a familiar story in this house.....
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Old 20 December 2005, 13:19   #18
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Hard1, i see what you mean

god to be a student again, 50p a pint, 5 quid and i was wrecked - well 17 years ago
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Read the previous posts on wearing helmets and seems the only way to go is gecko style with full to half face visor.
However I rarely need that type of protection( from the elements that is) so wondered if a lighter (and more economical ) lid would do the job.
Go out mainly on my own and now the winter is coming (surfs up and whales on their way ) it would seem sensible to get some protection.
Mainly concerned about being ejected ,landing badly and hitting something on the way out or "nutting" the console.
Saw this offer below.They are wake board helmets,so Ok for hitting the water at speed without the "bucket" or "scoop" effect.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/over...item_num=10638

Do you think any good for occasional use.?
I know if i turned out with full helmet and visor they would think I'm some kind of loon (which they already do,having a RIB.)

cheers Dal

Look great to me - similar to white water canoe type helmets. You would need goggles or similar with them.

Obviously full face offers far more protection but look at cycling helmets - don't see many people wearing a full face do you? ANY protection is better than none at all - if you wear the helmet more because it's light and comfortable then it is far better than a full face you never wear!!!
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I use a Gath helmet for surfing, very light and durable but not sure if it would hold up to a prop strike like the Geckos, but better than nothing..

Shaggy
Gaths are favoured by Aussie surf lifeguards in their IRB,s
are there any documents re impact tests on Geckos as they seem to be the favoured ones by the UK ILB's so they must be pretty good.
The ones in Limeydal post look pretty good but would need goggles as Codprawn said so may as well buy a Gath or Gecko
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