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Re: Full face helmet for foiling?

Postby downunder » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:09 pm

Correct.

All this gear is making us feel invincible.

Far from it. One might wear a helmet with cage and never ever tell us about a nightmare of catching bar end in a cage. Or a l

Impossible?

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Re: Full face helmet for foiling?

Postby downunder » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:20 pm

Correct.

All this gear is making us feel invincible.

Far from it. One might wear a helmet with cage and never ever tell us about a nightmare of catching bar end in a cage. Or a line.

Impossible?

If someone wants to look like an ice hockey player while kite surfing, I can only imagine him driving a Hummer while learning to drive a car.

Somehow I do not see Hummers with L plate on the roads in AU ;)

Imagine, a snowboard back protector broke me wrist. So who to blame, a protector or me wearing it? ;)

Chicken an egg question....

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Re: Full face helmet for foiling?

Postby UKSurf » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:48 pm

downunder wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Correct.

All this gear is making us feel invincible.

Far from it. One might wear a helmet with cage and never ever tell us about a nightmare of catching bar end in a cage. Or a line.

Impossible?

If someone wants to look like an ice hockey player while kite surfing, I can only imagine him driving a Hummer while learning to drive a car.

Somehow I do not see Hummers with L plate on the roads in AU ;)

Imagine, a snowboard back protector broke me wrist. So who to blame, a protector or me wearing it? ;)

Chicken an egg question....
In my opinion wearing a caged helmet will very much reduce the risk of getting smashed in the face with a foil - which is a very real risk which i have seen happen first hand. Whether it introduces other dangers i cant say i used one for a few months and couldnt see the risks it added although a few people thought i was over reacting to the dangers and took the piss out of it a bit. It is a personal decision but i dont think having a foil tommohawk you in the face and the damage it could do should be underestimated.


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