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fergal ob
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PostSubject: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeTue 21 Aug 2012, 1:51 pm

looking to buy a helmet and was wondering if the protec ace wake retailing at 60 euro would be a good purchase or can someone recommend a similar priced better helmet
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PostSubject: Re: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeTue 21 Aug 2012, 2:38 pm

http://www.i-canoe.com/Helmets/Creeking+Helmets/Shred+Ready+Standard+Half+Cut+Helmet.html
For 15 quid more you've got a shred ready standard. a few lads in the club have them and they look like a safer helmet than the ace wake. just my opinion though. the highest rated helmets safety wise are sweet Protection but they come a cost and are a good bit out of the price range you've set. shred ready are the next best thing after sweet then.


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PostSubject: Re: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeTue 21 Aug 2012, 4:11 pm

Stephen Hamill wrote:
........the highest rated helmets safety wise are west Protection......

Is that one of these???, where do you intend paddling, Afghanistan??

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PostSubject: Re: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeTue 21 Aug 2012, 4:14 pm

paul heff wrote:
Stephen Hamill wrote:
........the highest rated helmets safety wise are west Protection......

Is that one of these???, where do you intend paddling, Afghanistan??

scratch scratch scratch
my amazing typing skills showing paul meant sweet protection! my bad!
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PostSubject: Re: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeTue 21 Aug 2012, 11:04 pm

Thanks for the advice Stephen, Bantry Bay Canoes have the shred ready at €61 so unless anybody can beat your recommendation i will go with the shred ready or I could go paddling in afghanistan with Paul
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PostSubject: Re: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeWed 29 Aug 2012, 10:59 pm

If you haven't purchased anything yet I'd recommend WRSI , they have the same rating as the sweet rocker and are made so that they wont slide pack and expose your forehead , Alan had his rocker slide back on his head last week which could have ended badly if he had hit a rock. WRSI won't do that , and they're a fraction of the price on I-canoe Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: advice on helmets   advice on helmets Icon_minitimeThu 30 Aug 2012, 1:27 am

James has a point, the WRSI are recommended.

RE Alan's Rocker rotating, I have one myself and if it is fitting correctly I can shake my head upside down with an open strap and it won't fall off/rotate.

I do notice the strap stretches slightly when wet. Another thing that was obvious whilst underneath (!) the sluice is that the washing machine was 'grabbing' the peak and trying to rotate the helmet. I am now re-assessing wearing it with the peak on bigger water.


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