A close foil friend since 2009 just hurt himself bad so I will share in hopes of prevention for others.
He had standard helmet was on a race KBHF set up in 1,5 m swell, side on 20 knots, 7m2 kite.
He does like to go fast and "caught the swell" thereby getting faster....
High speed wipeout.....
Fell onto end of kite bar on his cheek, and the other end was on the board at exactly the same time...OUCH...
2 days in hospital and now reconstructive surgery for cheek and jaw bones as well as upper and lower tooth implants!
No doubt that a quality strong full face helmet would kept him safe.
So now I search for one and am looking into ice hockey or other sport applications...
Other IDEAS please
I have a full face motorcycle helmet but is way to much.
Of course this was maybe just bad luck but I,we have more that once even with standard helmets had Bar, board, t bar face contacts.
I looked into fencing ones but to flimsy face mesh.