Originally Posted by willk
I know one member who face planted his console and smashed the visor off his Gecko. I'd imagine that it would have smarted a touch had he not been wearing the lid.
I know of another member on here who lost ALL his front teeth when he slammed into a wave in his SR5.4 and took them all out on the nice shinny grab rail over the steering wheel.
Oh how we laughed despite the amount of blood and his obvious pain and shock. A Visor would have limited the damage at the very least and most probably saved any injury.
We where ours in bad weather, like others have said more to keep the rain and wind off your face than anything else.
I found that when the smaller Nashers were younger the cold wind and rain on their face put them off going out in the RIB during the winter until we brought the helmets. They found it much more comfortable with them on and the visors down.
This image has been on here before, but having brought Ex RNLI and SBS ones, I had to refurb them a little and added a bit of fun for them.
Now they are 15 and 17 they don't appreciate the graphics so much.
Mrs Nasher refused the graphics on hers.
We have the longer visors on them as we feel the shorter ones would allow rain etc onto the lower half of your face.