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Old 08 May 2010, 16:06   #41
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With full face or part face visors options of intercom fittings and an inflatable internal bladder inside the helmet means a good fit.
I have to suck the air out of the bladder so it doesn't squash my head, thinking of sticking a knife through it!
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Old 08 May 2010, 20:44   #42
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These are proving very popular down in Angola at the moment. Apparently they are available in B&Q but come with 5 litres of free emulsion paint which makes them a bargain. I took a pic out of the car window a few days ago to see what everyone thinks. I've already ordered mine!
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Old 09 May 2010, 03:58   #43
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He's looking well proud of that paint pot.
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These are proving very popular down in Angola at the moment. Apparently they are available in B&Q but come with 5 litres of free emulsion paint which makes them a bargain. I took a pic out of the car window a few days ago to see what everyone thinks. I've already ordered mine!
Econo hat.!

The optional extra is a larger version with two eye holes cut out for the rainy season.

The tin ones rust away too fast unless there Hammerite. The premium hard hat... again with free paint.
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Old 09 May 2010, 04:14   #45
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Well guys, I have had a chat with some of the local fellas I know down here and if people are keen I can organise a group buy for anyone interest. Apparently the helmet retails at around $80 each and comes in 5 10 and 15 litre size. 25litre are special order only. Drop me pm with your bank details and I can arrange for a transfer of monies to my local counterparts account!
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Old 09 May 2010, 04:20   #46
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Well guys, I have had a chat with some of the local fellas I know down here and if people are keen I can organise a group buy for anyone interest. Apparently the helmet retails at around $80 each and comes in 5 10 and 15 litre size. 25litre are special order only. Drop me pm with your bank details and I can arrange for a transfer of monies to my local counterparts account!
Bargain price I am sure.

But having another look at the fine design I am thinking do they come in Orange.??

Will the chinstrap take the pounding of a rib.?

B&Q do a big orange version of the same I think it's called a bucket. in orange for 1.00
With a metal chinstrap. and has a softwood timber bit fitted for deluxe comfort.

But all joking aside the Geko helmets for me. Not to bothered on missing out on the free paint.
Gelcoat may have persuaded me though....
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Old 09 May 2010, 06:20   #47
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Looks like its back to geko for me,,
me mates a decorater ,tryed a few of his emptys on but all too large and sloppy fit ,he says could make a bespoke one like Ned Kelly did ,
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we really are exploring the lower end of alternatives to a geko. I thought the bob the builder hat was at the end of the spectrum, loving the photo though!
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Guys... wake up..

Cost of Boat .... time ..... towing wagon .... petrol .... electronics .... proper clothing ... marina fees .... food for the day
and you guys are actually worried about speding a couple extra quid for lightweight tested kevlar helmets....

I know there is a recession on but really ? are you all that broke ?
Buy the feckin Gecko's their the dogs bo........
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Guys... wake up..

Cost of Boat .... time ..... towing wagon .... petrol .... electronics .... proper clothing ... marina fees .... food for the day
and you guys are actually worried about spending a couple extra quid for lightweight tested kevlar helmets....

I know there is a recession on but really ? are you all that broke ?
Buy the feckin Gecko's their the dogs bo........

The dogs Bo..... For sure they are at this time seems to be no better. for your shrinking
However that is of course my personal preference.
Thought they were grp constructed though ..
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that we are worried about the cost of Gecko's and wonder if we can afford them!
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Mates, over on this side of the pond, here in warm and balmy Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we just keep a dive mask and snorkel on board to get through the fast moving weather fronts that occur here. The rain is warm and at speed very cooling in the 80 degree F. weather. Of course most of the problem comes from the sun block running into your eyes blinding you. Damn, the curse of living in a semi-tropical environment.
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Old 30 June 2012, 03:24   #53
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Mates, over on this side of the pond, here in warm and balmy Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, we just keep a dive mask and snorkel on board to get through the fast moving weather fronts that occur here. The rain is warm and at speed very cooling in the 80 degree F. weather. Of course most of the problem comes from the sun block running into your eyes blinding you. Damn, the curse of living in a semi-tropical environment.
Or you could buy a Gecko....
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There is no alternative.
We use GATH helmets and been very pleased. Customisable and light weight. Ultimately, may not be as strong or durable or industrial as a Gecko but for head butting and rain protection, they're fine.
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We use GATH helmets and been very pleased. Customisable and light weight. Ultimately, may not be as strong or durable or industrial as a Gecko but for head butting and rain protection, they're fine.
Sorry, no cheaper alternative as good.
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Sorry, no cheaper alternative as good.
What did you think of the Gath when you tried it?
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We use GATH helmets and been very pleased. Customisable and light weight. Ultimately, may not be as strong or durable or industrial as a Gecko but for head butting and rain protection, they're fine.
A a matter of interest what model price were they and where did you get them
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A a matter of interest what model price were they and where did you get them
From PowerKiteShop. Cost IIRC - it was a couple or three years ago - was about 60 and change...72 now.

Looks like they've changed their line up slightly...ours was called the 'Safety' helmet then but now looks more like the 'Kitesurf Safety' ... I think the only difference is the 'Kitesurf' has removable/adjustable ear protection if you need easier comms with others, whereas the 'Safety' has integral moulded ear protection

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