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Which helmet to buy?

Postby Windrider » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:11 am

I'm starting to consider getting a helmet. Looking for one that is comfortable, works well at absorbing impact, allows you to wear sea specs with the helmet, comfortable chin strap.

Are visors not recommended or are they okay? I currently wear a soft fishing hat ("On Golden Pond" hat...) to keep the sun and rain out of my face. Figure, I might as well trade in the fishing hat for some bona fide protection

Recommendations?

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby Windrider » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:40 am

My first impression is that there are only about 4 to choose from, and they're all mostly black with a few models in Red, Blue, or white. I'm surprised that they haven't done designs on the helmets like they do with boards. That would allow for some differentiation from all the other helmet headed people on the water...

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby voodoospirit » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:10 am

colored and graphic helmets?
compliant to the water european norm.
snow, water or street version

http://www.nutcasehelmets.com/Pages/Water.aspx

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby jedi1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:13 am

Go to a surf or wake shop and try a few ones. Just don't order one from the internet, as it'll be pure luck if it fits well.

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby sw67 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:33 am

Protec Ace Wake works with Seaspecs - I have been using both for 4 years

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby Toby » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:43 am

check here:

http://pro-tec.net/water/helmets_overall.html

one that really look cool is this: http://pro-tec.net/water/two_face.html

Carbon look!
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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby tautologies » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:50 am

they guys that make the one I have make different ones....

http://www.shredready.com

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby Mr Danger » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:34 am

I have the protec two face.
Super fit, very light and slim...
No probs with the metal parts in saltwater...
...and you can wear the cap backwards like a baseballcap...

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby kidsan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:46 am

whatever you do, dont be tempted to buy the Decathlon watersports helmet...they very cleverly managed to choose an adhesive that is not waterproof and so various things have started to come apart on mine after only a few months of use :angryfire:

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Re: Which helmet to buy?

Postby suRff » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:30 pm

any company out there smart enough to make a helmet that works for water and land (snowboarding)?


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