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Re: Which helmet?

Postby Toby » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:47 pm

thx guys, really appreciate the help!

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Re: Which helmet?

Postby TomW » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:35 pm

Anyone try the gath gedi of gath sfc with full face or half face visors?

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Re: Which helmet?

Postby Da Yoda » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 pm

There's currently one company (in the US) that's making a "soft shell" helmet with D3O impact foam. Google D3O foam if you're not familiar with it.
By design this helmet almost ticks all of the boxes for an ideal kiteboarding helmet...
1. Good, snug and comfortable fit.
2. Close fit and close contour resulting in low drag without avoidable projections (e.g. fixed visors/bills).
3. Light weight.
4. Well padded with suitable material for impact absorption without creating excessive bulk and drag.
5. Good drainage/fit characteristics to reduce water retention and bucketing potential.
6. A good hard shell for impact dispersal and penetration resistance. Kevlar/high strength composites may offer better penetration resistance than ABS plastic.
7. Strong, corrosion resistant fastenings in an effective retention system.
Note: #6 is addressed by the D3O foam for impacts, but penetrations obviously would not be protected as well.

I present to you the Gamebreaker Pro Soft Shell Helmet: ... ts-helmet/

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Re: Which helmet?

Postby lovethepirk » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:58 pm

I considered the Gamebreaker helmet, but went with the GATH surf convertible. It has ear protection as Jerome mentioned. I blew my eardrum out once boosting on a TT and it wasn't even that bad of a crash. I've had a few crazy high speed crashed on the foil now and am glad I have the ear protection for sure.

I just saw recently Oakley has a Mod5 helmet out that looks pretty freaking sweet? Anyone know anything about it, looks pricier than the Gath tho, but looks tasty:

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Re: Which helmet?

Postby RickI » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:03 pm

Dwight wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:27 pm
Neil Pryde NP....has the best lining for water sports in my opinion.
I like it as well and have been using it for a bit over two years. It is important the helmet fit well and be comfortable to where he will actually use it.

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Re: Which helmet?

Postby abel » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:05 pm

TomW wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:35 pm
Anyone try the gath gedi of gath sfc with full face or half face visors?
Same question, especially the half face

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