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Old 20 December 2005, 01:21   #1
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Helmets-all or nothing.?

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
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Old 20 December 2005, 03:23   #2
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I agree that there

is a certain amount of street cred that comes with a Broken nose and a decent facial scar, but can I ask

does it rain in your part of the colonies?
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Old 20 December 2005, 03:55   #3
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I don't care what my Gecko looks like it keeps me head warm and dry and stops salt going into my eyes when I'm helming. It's a personal cabin.

Hope you find something suitable Dal!

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I would certainly recomend wearing one on your boat!
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I don't care what my Gecko looks like it keeps me head warm and dry and stops salt going into my eyes when I'm helming. It's a personal cabin.

Hope you find something suitable Dal!

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Missus that's all very well but if you turned it around you'd have the very useful feature of being able to see.
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I can't do a 360 with my head like you do RW

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I think they look kinda cool. But if you have a crew member, they should have one also, just for the aesthetics.
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The only reason I wear the Gecko is to hang the visor on to. Not for protection of the head. That's why I've got the full face. I think if you don't need to protect your eyes, you don't need a helmet.
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The only reason I wear the Gecko is to hang the visor on to. Not for protection of the head. That's why I've got the full face. I think if you don't need to protect your eyes, you don't need a helmet.
I use my trusty O'Brien ski goggles for the eye protection. Amazing how the amber tinted ones enhance the light. Wouldn't travel without them.
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I use a Gecko a fair bit, used to hate them but the MK10 is very good.
Mine is fitted with comms and works really well.
The comms can either be into a hand held or direct into a fixed set via a intercom or not depending on your needs.

I have tried another helmet recently by Gath.

www.gathsports.com

They do 2 styles and are cheaper than Gecko.
One has a visor that slides away in side the helmet, like a fire service one.
The other has a visor that looks a bit like goggles.
Both very comfy.
The second does make me look like I should be shot out of a cannon though.
Yeah I know some may say not a bad thing!

D S Developments have just launched a comms unit to fit the Gath helmet, I have yet to try it out.

Hope that helps a bit

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