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A case for full face?

Postby revhed » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 pm

A close foil friend since 2009 just hurt himself bad so I will share in hopes of prevention for others.
He had standard helmet was on a race KBHF set up in 1,5 m swell, side on 20 knots, 7m2 kite.
He does like to go fast and "caught the swell" thereby getting faster....
High speed wipeout..... :o
Fell onto end of kite bar on his cheek, and the other end was on the board at exactly the same time...OUCH...
2 days in hospital and now reconstructive surgery for cheek and jaw bones as well as upper and lower tooth implants!
No doubt that a quality strong full face helmet would kept him safe.
So now I search for one and am looking into ice hockey or other sport applications...
Other IDEAS please :idea: THANKS!! :thumb:
I have a full face motorcycle helmet but is way to much.
Of course this was maybe just bad luck but I,we have more that once even with standard helmets had Bar, board, t bar face contacts.
I looked into fencing ones but to flimsy face mesh.
R H
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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby plummet » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 pm

I think that's just a horrible freak accident. I also think full face helmets might be Impractical and potentially increase drowning risk and whiplash.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby wind chaser » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:17 pm

ideaR's - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14 ... f=kicktraq

Sorry to hear about the injury but some things are just not practical.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:00 pm

revhed wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 pm
A close foil friend since 2009 just hurt himself bad so I will share in hopes of prevention for others.
He had standard helmet was on a race KBHF set up in 1,5 m swell, side on 20 knots, 7m2 kite.
He does like to go fast and "caught the swell" thereby getting faster....
High speed wipeout..... :o
Fell onto end of kite bar on his cheek, and the other end was on the board at exactly the same time...OUCH...
2 days in hospital and now reconstructive surgery for cheek and jaw bones as well as upper and lower tooth implants!
No doubt that a quality strong full face helmet would kept him safe.
So now I search for one and am looking into ice hockey or other sport applications...
Other IDEAS please :idea: THANKS!! :thumb:
I have a full face motorcycle helmet but is way to much.
Of course this was maybe just bad luck but I,we have more that once even with standard helmets had Bar, board, t bar face contacts.
I looked into fencing ones but to flimsy face mesh.
R H
Jetski racers use some motocross style helmets for water, that can be an option.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby edt » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:56 pm

Full face helmets seem like a great idea to me! I think a single bar might be practical like they have for punters in american football.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby revhed » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:57 pm

Sounds so silly bu how many people would be alive if had even simple helmet on in car accident?
Always remember there are 3 crashes! car impact, head impact, brain impact on skull...ouch!
Not to long ago bike and ski helmets were almost unheard of, let alone used!
Bubble hat is just to big, still good thinking, we have often thought of a inflatable ring to help neck support when high speed and, or wave KBHF crash.
Maybe this winter I will design build face guard to fit my helmet and inflatable neck ring built together for our crashes.
Looks like a hockey goaley wire face guard could be made to fit a standard helmet.
RH

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby revhed » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:00 pm

edt wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Full face helmets seem like a great idea to me! I think a single bar might be practical like they have for punters in american football.
:thumb:
Now that you mention that also remember a guy who lost front teeth in KBHF crash on board.
Even a single bar well placed could help a lot!
R H
See that mountain bike guys have some good looking brain buckets! :idea:

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby UKSurf » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:01 pm

Depending on conditions I sometimes wear this:

https://img-5.fruugo.com/product/8/19/14767198_max.jpg


Might be overkill but makes me feel invulnerable. Pretty lightweight feels like a Gath helmet
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Re: A caes for full face?

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:29 am

I have seen downhill ski racers using helmets that may be worth looking at


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