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Old 16 December 2012, 11:36   #11
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I suspect most RIBbers don't wear helmets themselves.

The leisure users I have met who wear them do so for one of the following reasons:

(i) they are good at keeping the rain off / head warm.
(ii) it is a fashion statement
(iii) they are pretending to be in the RNLI!

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Don't encourage him. A good slap off the side of a rotomoulded hull will soon change his tune

I don't own one, but in their favour, they DO keep the rain off, AND they also protect from the Head to Head meeting, the Head to Console meeting and if fitted with a half decent intercom, enhance comms no end.
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Don't encourage him. A good slap off the side of a rotomoulded hull will soon change his tune

I don't own one, but in their favour, they DO keep the rain off, AND they also protect from the Head to Head meeting, the Head to Console meeting and if fitted with a half decent intercom, enhance comms no end.
Yo! You stick to your Tammy and goggles its far more manly an image.

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Russian furry hat and goggles is the daft look I go for. Lovely and warm and keeps the wind roar out. Also has a bit of padding for when my boys take a flyer across the deck. I had to wear helmets in the RN and while they look the part you don't need them for normal trips.
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you don't need them for normal trips.
Bearing in mind this lot on here, what's "normal"?
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Bearing in mind this lot on here, what's "normal"?
if you use on here normal , a non-ribnutters normal will be more than normal ...
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I don't own one, but in their favour, they DO keep the rain off
So do these and they are a dam sight cheaper and better looking

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/27111...ype=pla&crdt=0
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Don't encourage him. A good slap off the side of a rotomoulded hull will soon change his tune
If I'm slapping the side a little head protection is the least of my worries - that means there is a mincer coming straight for me.

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I don't own one, but in their favour, they DO keep the rain off,
so does a roof! Are you getting 'off message'. Expect a call from HQ for retraining!
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AND they also protect from the Head to Head meeting, the Head to Console meeting
it won't deal with face on impact though (unless the visors are stronger than they look
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and if fitted with a half decent intercom, enhance comms no end.
sorry dear I couldn't hear you!
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