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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby cwood » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:33 am

nothing2seehere wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:45 am
mikesids wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:04 am
Easy - Ozone Nutshell paragliding helmet with optional chinguard. Pretty much exactly the answer for your issue I would have thought?


Ozone helmet.jpeg
Says on the Ozone website that its not designed for water use though.
Telling you guys....a full face shield in the water is nothing but a major annoyance. Unless perfectly clean, no scratches (impossible) and temperature then it will just drive you nuts. A cage one would be the only viable way IMO

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby UKSurf » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:58 pm

cwood wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:33 am
nothing2seehere wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:45 am
mikesids wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:04 am
Easy - Ozone Nutshell paragliding helmet with optional chinguard. Pretty much exactly the answer for your issue I would have thought?


Ozone helmet.jpeg
Says on the Ozone website that its not designed for water use though.
Telling you guys....a full face shield in the water is nothing but a major annoyance. Unless perfectly clean, no scratches (impossible) and temperature then it will just drive you nuts. A cage one would be the only viable way IMO
I have been using the ice hockey cage helmet while learning to hydrofoil and it doesnt seem much different from a gath helmet to be honest. I have had some pretty hard crashes with it and no problems. Saved me from a smash in the face a couple of times too.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby revhed » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:23 pm

UKSurf wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:58 pm
A cage one would be the only viable way IMO
I have been using the ice hockey cage helmet while learning to hydrofoil and it doesnt seem much different from a gath helmet to be honest. I have had some pretty hard crashes with it and no problems.
Saved me from a smash in the face a couple of times too.
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:thumb: :idea: :D
I only wonder how long they will stand up to salt H20?
I also have seen ice hockey helmets with minimal bars that look like they will do the trick.
Might start looking into downhill mountain bike ones with cage as well!
R H
Saw my good hurt friend again today, we have MANY, MANY, started KBHF 2009 and other boards 2000, great sessions between us and he sure wishes he would have had a "cage" so as not to endure
the shit he is in now, EVEN IF a FREAK RANDOM ACCIDENT!

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby UKSurf » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:50 pm

revhed wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:23 pm
I only wonder how long they will stand up to salt H20?
I also have seen ice hockey helmets with minimal bars that look like they will do the trick.
Might start looking into downhill mountain bike ones with cage as well!
R H
Saw my good hurt friend again today, we have MANY, MANY, started KBHF 2009 and other boards 2000, great sessions between us and he sure wishes he would have had a "cage" so as not to endure
the shit he is in now, EVEN IF a FREAK RANDOM ACCIDENT!
They do rust a bit but they are cheap with lots of second hand ones on ebay - I paid about 10 Euros. I would say it would last a couple of seasons and are water proof with a rubber padding - I guess because there is water from the Ice in Hockey. Although the probability is low there are the risk of major wipeouts with hydrofoiling and getting your face smashed is a risk you dont wear something with protection.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby Foil » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:53 pm

I have only been foilsurfing for 4 months now, and twice I have taken a bar into the cheek bone, the north rubber end on the left side of my click bar helped a bit but I was left with red indents that lasted for 4 days, it became a bit of a pain as everyone kept looking and asked if I had been fighting with the wife.
I noticed a few days ago that Decathlon have just got in all there snow boarding gear and they have hundreds of smart looking helmets many with half visors that look quality, but none with cage fronts, I have been using a non water use snow boarding helmet on and off for 5 years or more, the water has had no adverse effect but the helmet is a quite pricey type around £120 uk pounds, the speed of my foil crashes is starting to worry me as I am now getting some serious speed especially when a swell is running and pushing me into high scary death runs.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby revhed » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:54 pm

Foil wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Decathlon but none with cage fronts,
Hockey :thumb:
https://www.decathlon.fr/casque-hockey- ... 93731.html
R H
Here in France a site called "BON COIN" a used for sale like ebay, found SO many helmets with face cage for next to nothing just need to verify size!

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Re: A case for full face?

Postby Texaskiter » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:24 am

I agree that this was a freak accident. I think hanging all that protection off the front of the helmet increases the risk of neck injury. Sometimes it is just your time. Bummer and I hope he has a nice recovery.

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Re: A case for full face?

Postby joriws » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:59 am

Guys, white water kayaking helmet is one answer. Pros huck big water falls wearing those and might hit their face to hull of kayak, carbon paddle shaft or rocky sides or bottom. From height of biggest kite jumps and over with freefall (2s+) would accelerate you to highest kbhf speeds over 70km/h.

Check for example Sweet Protection Rocker FF (full face). The link below shows other FF-options as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Protection ... B01BKY3CIQ


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