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Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby wavy navy » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:38 pm

For sure a helmet is much safer. But it's so loud! I wear earplugs but that doesn't help that much. Any ideas?

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby Janus » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:15 pm

True. I dislike it too.. but at the moment the best protection for my bold head against the sun.. 8)
But when foiling the wind waves here in Corsica it gets silence, love it.
When it gets cold I wear a neoprene hood without holes near the ears, nice silence. (Don’t get one with small holes.. you get crazy from the noise) if you get a thin one you can wear you helm over it.

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby jakemoore » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:19 pm

Some are better than others. I'm using a Gath that looks a bit goofy but is quiet in the wind department and has minimal bucket effect.

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby br44 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:02 pm

wavy navy wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:38 pm
For sure a helmet is much safer. But it's so loud! I wear earplugs but that doesn't help that much. Any ideas?
Duct tape the holes.
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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby edt » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:08 am

get some different earplugs. You shouldn't hear much with doc's pro plugs

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby bc-sf » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:23 am

I've noticed more people wearing rugby scrum helmets. Looks a little goofy, but probably solves the problem with the ear covering.

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby jakemoore » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:09 am

bc-sf wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:23 am
scrum
The one I had was very noisy. Little ear holes left a big whstle.

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:30 am

Wear better ear plugs? I got Surf Ears 3 this year and they’re great. Supposedly don’t cut noise but they do. Thankfully it’s wind noise...

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby neilhapgood » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 am

I use a waterproof MP3 player, depends on your style but I enjoy switching off and listening to music doing some long runs

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Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

Postby TomW » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:26 pm

This. Such a pain in the ear. I'm not being sarcastic.
I've used gath, prolimit, off brand, now Forward wip. They are ALL super noisy!!
But I use them to protect my eardrums from impact.


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