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Old 20 December 2006, 10:31   #11
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Then you can look like an extra from the YMCA video...
Yep you will still look a prat, but for less!
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Old 20 December 2006, 10:48   #12
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So thatís what the survey was about why didnít you just come out and tell us
Because I wanted to test one first and make sure they are as good as they sound. I also wanted a bit of feedback about what people want/need/like/dislike, to check what I thought I knew!

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Old 20 December 2006, 10:51   #13
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Do they do one in a Green Goblin syle?

Can you manage to wear a woolley hat with the mask on?
They don't currently have a green goblin in the range, but you could airbrush your own design onto one!

Yes, you can wear a woolly hat with one.

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Old 20 December 2006, 11:01   #14
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Do they do a bit that covers your scalp ?
I liked the wig option best!

They do a cold weather hood, but I haven't seen one yet. A fleece balaclava would probably be the best bet for cold weather.

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Old 20 December 2006, 11:07   #15
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But then this will do the job for less!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-69933.../dp/B0001KA1HQ
But it won't though. That is effectively the same concept as the Future Safety helmet, which I tried earlier this year. It's fine for head protection, but the wind and spray come round the visor and the helmet doesn't want to stay on at any sort of speed.

Some people will like the looks of the SUM, others won't, and that's fair enough. If you go boating in anything other than good weather then I reckon it's worth having even if you feel you have to take it off and hide it when you get to your destination!

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Old 20 December 2006, 11:12   #16
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Its about half the price of a basic Gecko open face. For the deal we are getting but not so cheap if you pay full price. For what is just a face mask.
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Old 20 December 2006, 11:44   #17
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Its about half the price of a basic Gecko open face.
Given that most people want face protection rather than head protection, a Gecko without a visor is of little interest. Comparing as near as "like for like" you need to price in the helmet, the visor studs and the visor which comes to £142.19, so a SUM is actually a third of the price.

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I like em, me 16yr old dont.

Shouldn't there be slots around the mouth area to aid breathing? he asked. I would have to drill a hole in the mask for me ciggi
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Shouldn't there be slots around the mouth area to aid breathing? he asked.
You can tell him that I have checked, and you can definitely breathe while wearing one!

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Old 22 December 2006, 04:27   #20
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Save face? Are you real??? Learn to drive a boat properly and you won't need to!!!

Seriously though they look great - any chance of a Tony Blair one - be able to go anywhere and get a warm welcome......
If you have figured out how to stop it raining (especially when wearing glasses like me, though I have migrated to contacts for ribbing but it is still effn cold going into rain at 30kt) then could you let me know the secret?

How much for postage to the Moon then?
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