View Poll Results: What is the main reason you haven't bought a Gecko?
don't see the need 24 40.00%
too expensive 19 31.67%
not comfortable enough 3 5.00%
don't like the looks 4 6.67%
other (tell us below) 10 16.67%
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Old 07 December 2006, 06:03   #1
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Question for people who don't own Geckos

Why haven't you bought a Gecko helmet?

Have you come up with a better solution?

Thanks!

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Old 07 December 2006, 06:19   #2
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Why haven't you bought a Gecko helmet?

Have you come up with a better solution?

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Just looking into it JK. funny you should post this I did a search the other day on the one you brought down to rib raid is it any good baring in mind its Christmas and all could be a good present for yours truly
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Old 07 December 2006, 06:46   #3
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Can you still hear the sound of your engine with such a helmet on your ears?
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Old 07 December 2006, 06:53   #4
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Hi

Looking for two at the moment, if there's enough of us we might be able to get a discount ?
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Old 07 December 2006, 07:03   #5
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Why haven't you bought a Gecko helmet?

Have you come up with a better solution?
We don't have them. I am sure they are good if you are on a RIb for hours on end, but for a quick blat on the Solent I think they look a bit OTT.

My current solution is a pair of WileyX - JP-2 and a hat/cap.
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Old 07 December 2006, 07:30   #6
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I posted a question about this some time ago, since I had never seen a "civilian" wearing a helment over here. They look like a great solution for cold/hail/crap/corruption falling from the sky.

Having said that, we don't get nearly as much of this stuff as you folks do. Once the weather gets really bad, we are pretty much beached anyway, with snow blocking ramps etc.

When it is raining hard, I just wear my dive mask, but it does look pretty dorky!
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Old 07 December 2006, 08:11   #7
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This was my solution!
Bought this!
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Old 07 December 2006, 08:25   #8
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GEEKo , sorry Gecko!

Well done Nick, right answer, if you have a problem getting wet, get a hood or cabin boat, I hate that rain watering down my G+T, that is my wife`s job as Quartermaster!!!!

Only Joking you heavy weather dudes....

I only go when the sun shines and the weather is nice, I leave the rest to you guys and the RNLI to save your asses....

I wonder what they think about this heavy weather adventuring, only guessing but they possibly would suggest the men in white coats....

Had enough Helmets with motorbikes.

Woudl suggest though they are very useful for heavy seas and head banging,
half face with visor or scramble helmet may be more useful as they are dam uncomfortable adn add to the weight on the neck and back when slamming the seas. Be careful ladies! you do not wish to have necks that look like front row forwards (on the Irish team as the english forwards look like ladies anyway).....

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Old 07 December 2006, 09:06   #9
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Other: What's a Gecko?

As it appears to be some sort of hat, I don't want to wear one because I hate wearing a bone dome on a motorbike and one of the appeals of ribbing for me is picking seagulls out of your teeth
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Old 07 December 2006, 10:29   #10
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Why haven't you bought a Gecko helmet?

Have you come up with a better solution?

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Old 07 December 2006, 10:34   #11
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Re discounts:

I was chatting to someone from the RNLI South Broads lifeboat station last summer about Geckos. According to him the RNLI pay full price for them as Gecko arn't too keen on discounts.
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Old 07 December 2006, 11:18   #12
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I would love to own some Geckos, I have ordered four but unfortunately they cant get them to me before the end of January. :-(
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Why the purpose of this thread John?

Are you going to do new line of RIBnet Helmets at discount prices
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Can you still hear the sound of your engine with such a helmet on your ears?
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Old 07 December 2006, 14:02   #16
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Gaff helmet (not sure of spelling are pretty good ) are you the new dealer Jon
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Gaff helmet (not sure of spelling are pretty good ) are you the new dealer Jon
You mean a Garff I've had it on good authority that he has a small Helmet
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You mean a Garff I've had it on good authority that he has a small Helmet
yew leev mi helmit owt ov itt lannky.

yew wudunt lyke a powke inn de fkin iye wiv itt i cann tel yew

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yew leev mi helmit owt ov itt lannky.

yew wudunt lyke a powke inn de fkin iye wiv itt i cann tel yew

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