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Old 02 January 2014, 14:36   #11
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Hamilton needs to wear less makeup!
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Old 02 January 2014, 14:39   #12
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Can I suggest one of these if we have to?
Brilliant.. I want one!! ha ha
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Old 02 January 2014, 14:58   #13
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I wear one on my thundercat but that's only because there's a much higher risk of going for a swim & jumping waves can be risky at times! I'd never wear one In a open rib though
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Old 02 January 2014, 15:25   #14
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+1 - wot Nos said
I really am getting very aggravated by thems that think they have the right to tell the rest of us what to do. Seems we won the 39-45 bash only to end up with a million and one petty little hitlers
Glad I got that off me chest
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Old 02 January 2014, 15:38   #15
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Over on Snowheads the Schumacher/helmet thread is starting to make WW11 look like a rugby match.

I dont wear a helmet when skiing and I realise this is a risk. I have worn a helmet on the water but only on a Jetski and TBH it was mostly to keep my head warm at 60mph+ in the winter.

I hope the wearing of helmets in all recreational pursuits remains voluntery, but I fear that interested parties (insurance companies ?) will eventually help to push through legislation that makes us wear protection on all boats, even rowing
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Old 02 January 2014, 15:52   #16
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I have been wearing a gecko now in the bad weather while out on my rib for about three years, at first I was very self conscious about wearing it but not now. If it's rough or raining I just wear it.

I don't think the person who said they should be worn has much of a clue, I mean have you ever seen a steering wheel on a boat after an accident?

Helmets are a good thing in the right circumstances, but not every circumstance.

Mind you If I had one of these linked to my Garmin I would probably wear it all the time

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Old 02 January 2014, 16:28   #17
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Awesome....they've got AJs Round Anglesey music and then Mrs Aj even calls him :-)

However the 'warning ribnobbers ahead' instruction would have to be added.......

Edit..I think you mean 'shouldn't' not should?
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Old 02 January 2014, 16:35   #18
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The increased weight of a helmet, can only add to the likelihood of whiplash injuries.
In high speed sports where they are worn (motor racing/offshore power boating), additional neck bracing is also worn. All this must be specifically fitted to the individual, any generic kit, not adjusted correctly will create more problems than it is intended to cure.
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Old 02 January 2014, 18:13   #19
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on RI, I managed to smack the visor of my Gecko into the wheel. It happened sooo fast and was quite a bang.
In bad weather, and when going at any speed I always put it on.
The full visor gives great protection from spray and wind fatigue.
But I dont want anyone telling me I HAVE to wear one.
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Its bad enough getting some to wear a lifejacket!
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