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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby airsurfer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:07 am

after many falls and some injuries I trained to instinctively cover my face and ear with my lead elbow when falling (on any board) it's not fool proof (nothing is) but if you do it right it has the added benefit of breaking the surface tension of the water and even preventing water from shooting up your nose ... you can also do this when wearing a normal water sports helmet to protect your nose and chin.

sure you can still hurt your elbow or boats but if you're really worried about that it's much easier to wear an elbow pad than a full face helmet

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby f2020 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:02 am

It can be classy.
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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby Johhnn » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:21 pm

In this video showing Richard Branson and Barack Obama kitesurfing, Branson is wearing a helmet with something protecting his face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqhw8kxVd2o

Anybody know what make this helmet is?

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby UKSurf » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 pm

Johhnn wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:21 pm
In this video showing Richard Branson and Barack Obama kitesurfing, Branson is wearing a helmet with something protecting his face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqhw8kxVd2o

Anybody know what make this helmet is?
Might well be a white water kayak helmet.

https://www.escape-watersports.co.uk/eq ... QaEALw_wcB

I tried a couple on but very hard to find one that fits. Ended up going with the ice hockey helmet which is also water proof light weight and even floats. You can pick second hand ones up on ebay for next to nothing.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby rynhardt » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:38 pm

Look, if you really need a full face helmet, then you can just as well rock something epic! :rollgrin:
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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby cwood » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:25 am

I tried the half visor on Gath helmet, was a pain in the ass because it got steamed up, covered in water drops. Last week a buddy took a board tip to the bridge of his nose....nasty cut.

My opinion is that its inherently dangerous, you can limit risks through good decisions but hey, its never going to be knitting safe.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby wind chaser » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:44 am

cwood wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:25 am
I tried the half visor on Gath helmet, was a pain in the ass because it got steamed up...
Spit (phlegm) and/or shaving cream stops fogging.

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby neptune262 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:39 am

f2020 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:02 am
It can be classy.4CAE002B-C9A9-400B-9A60-AD0D16543ABB.jpeg
Who introduced the Power Ranger into kitesurfing!!

That is one guy who likes to be colour coordinated - shall we guess the colour of his kites!!

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby mikesids » 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?

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Re: A caes for full face?

Postby nothing2seehere » 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?


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Says on the Ozone website that its not designed for water use though.


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