Originally Posted by Cookee
To answer some of the above -
Gecko don't just make open face helmets - all the racers that I know of wear full face ones. The Gecko straps are designed to fail in case of "bucketing" so that it doesn't rip you head off.
As far as closed cockpit boats are concerned you show a total lack of knowledge once again .......... ALL closed cockpit boats have full 5 point race harnesses and without exception everyone uses open face helmets - why? Because you wouldn't be able to fit the air supply into your mouth without taking hour helmet off!
I am well aware Gecko also make full face - as you wear one yourself. You must admit though that many racers wear full face that are NOT made by Gecko and they don't seem to be headless!!!
BEFORE you are so scathing in your attacks I suggest you get your facts right.
Even if I HAD made a mistake there is no need to be so caustic about it!!!
There are many classes of powerboating that use closed cockpit with full face - and there are plenty of breathing systems designed for full face helmets!!!
Granted with a 5 point full face becomes a little less important but in the event of a canopy breaking then it could still be a lifesaver.
Here is a photo of some F1 powerboat drivers - note the helmets.