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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:34 pm

All this and my bro got the foil in the throat.. could hardly talk for 2 weeks!

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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby dogspring55 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:07 pm

Bille wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:07 pm
dogspring55 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 pm
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I'm wondering if anyone has purchased a helmet with a metal face guard
and where you purchased it? Anything in US? And anything to consider?

I'm female with a fairly small head :-D.

Thanks in advance
Good Idea , using a helmet with a face-guard !! :thumb:

There is a bunch to choose from , on the Hockey helmet, Google search :

https://www.google.com/search?q=hockey+ ... e&ie=UTF-8

I see some , with lots of holes , for water drainage ;Good luck, to Ya !

Bille
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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby tautologies » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:57 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:34 pm
All this and my bro got the foil in the throat.. could hardly talk for 2 weeks!
holy shit that sounds scary.

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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby Matteo V » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:26 pm

dogspring55 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:19 pm
Thanks. Since football season starting soon, I'd fit right in...might just look like I took a wrong turn to the field. :D
Funny,

I quit using the hockey helmet with face guard a while ago, but it was nice to have the protection. Unfortunatley, I was a bit late with it and was not really crashing enough to justify it. Any one have crashes at a intermediate level of experience to justify continued use?

My plan is to make my hockey/hydrofoil helmet my new water helmet without the face guard when my Protec "ace wake" finally gives out. I mean, how much more protection could you noggin need than a hockey helmet? And why in the heck is a hockey helmet lower profile than a wakeboarding helmet?

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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby Bille » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:32 am

Matteo V wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:26 pm
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My plan is to make my hockey/hydrofoil helmet my new water helmet without the face guard when my Protec "ace wake" finally gives out. I mean, how much more protection could you noggin need than a hockey helmet?
...
What Hockey helmet, do you use ; does it drain water easy ?
I need a Large one.

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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby UKSurf » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:38 am

Matteo V wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Funny,

I quit using the hockey helmet with face guard a while ago, but it was nice to have the protection. Unfortunatley, I was a bit late with it and was not really crashing enough to justify it. Any one have crashes at a intermediate level of experience to justify continued use?
I think there is always a risk especially if you foil at speed. Probably much less so if you are just floating about :)

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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby K-Roy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 pm

UKSurf wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:38 am
Matteo V wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Funny,

I quit using the hockey helmet with face guard a while ago, but it was nice to have the protection. Unfortunatley, I was a bit late with it and was not really crashing enough to justify it. Any one have crashes at a intermediate level of experience to justify continued use?
I think there is always a risk especially if you foil at speed. Probably much less so if you are just floating about :)
not necessarily...
my son got a nasty throat cut from the front wing, messing around with a low speed duck tack.

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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby elguapo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:49 am

i believe lacrosse goalie helmets have decent throat protection...
(maybe hockey goalies too)


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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby skideeppow » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:52 pm



So this is not the way to fall?

Me up at the Gorge, Riding 5m, Kanaha Shapes 3'6" moses 633 105 Ghost mast.
WInd was blowing 25-40. Swell was 3-5 feet.
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Re: Helmet w metal face guard

Postby Matteo V » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:52 pm

elguapo wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:49 am
i believe lacrosse goalie helmets have decent throat protection...
(maybe hockey goalies too)


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Looks like a stabilizer or high aspect Wing would go through that cut out in the face guard.


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