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Old 02 April 2009, 14:17   #1
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Is there any kind of Gecko for kids?

Anyone know of a Gecko type helmet with visor for kids? Going to take the kids out down the river over the easter holidays but it can get choppy sometimes.
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Old 02 April 2009, 15:43   #2
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Hi, we use these as they are padded and warm can be customised with a skip and double up as ski helmets for the kids. To be honest they are the best i have found so far but no visor....

http://www.reliableracing.com/detail.cfm?edp=11122546

Might get a good deal on them this time of year


I'd also be interested to see what others use recomend...
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John...we use and recommend these: http://www.powerkiteshop.com/gath-su...ite-helmet.htm that come in various sizes/configurations. They're also about to launch a full face visor for the Gedi/Safety helmet.

Powerkiteshop also have an extensive range of other types. There may be something here that's suitable
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Hi,Send me your address and I,ll send you two simular in looks to K&S ones but have an internal tinted viser look very cool on kids thats if they will fit them .What age are they .Regards Peter
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Both of my 2 use a Save Phace

Not quite a helmet but it does the job well. They find it much warmer with one on and are happy being out even in January.
If it's raining their coat hoods will still fit over their heads and they stay dry.
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Just took some photos for you.If there any good PM me you can then have some for the weekend PeterI really apreciated the A-frame i bought so you can have these FOC
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The Smaller Nashers, now aged 10 and 12, have been using a pair of Geckos for the last two years, and they fit them quite well. With the full visor they really make a differance to their comfort in anything other than good weather.

They are the older type, the same as mine, with the foam padding pieces which I doubled up for the smallest one. They are ex-RNLI ones I picked up at a boat jumble and spent a lot of time refurbishing. mine is ex-forces sourced the same way.

As a bit of fun I cut some graphics for them which match the font I used to make the graphics for the boat.

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Thanks for the help guys!
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Many thanks to PeterR, here's frank. Can't get him to take it off!
Nasher, think of getting the older kids gecko's if and when they take an interest in coming out.
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I wish I had looked that cool at that age ! Infact at any time in my life .......
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