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Old 03 January 2014, 15:13   #51
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For what it's worth, last time I took a decent ride without a helmet on the biggest risk was car drivers waving their arms around like epileptics and not looking where they were going to tell me I didn't have a helmet on.
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Old 03 January 2014, 15:17   #52
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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.
I would agree...have avoided a Bloody Nose (at least) a few times thanks to the Ghecko..don't find the weight any problem,they are designed to be pretty light weight after all.
Rough and or Wet straight straight ON...comfortable warm and Defiantly Safer IMO.Would'nt be without ours!
As to compulsory...Nah.
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Old 03 January 2014, 15:23   #53
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Interesting thread. I've been toying with getting a couple of Geckos for a while, but just can't bring meself around to the idea. Like Biff, I like to hear the sounds of the boat & the sea. I think that part of the fun is having the wind & spray in your hair (or what's left of it) I don't want to be detached from that in an armoured cocoon. We're having the same debate as a family, over skiing helmets, we've noticed that over the last couple of years we've become the minority that don't wear helmets. I think it all comes back to the old "Risk" chestnut & your attitude to it, if the reason you ski/boat etc is to enjoy the thrill & feeling of freedom, then anything that takes the enjoyment away negates the reason for doing it in the first place. Just IMHO of course, each to their own. I've still not made my mind up
You just need a LONG ROUGH and COLD Passage somewhere and you'll soon change your mind Mate...Guaranteed
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Old 03 January 2014, 15:25   #54
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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.

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Lightweight Bump caps with a hard shell & neoprene inner liner like the pre Gekos RNLI crew used to use are another alternative . A major industrial suppliers were still selling a slightly heavier version up to a few years ago .
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Post the video whisper we want to see Nos's helmet
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