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Have always resisted wearing a helmet cause I thought they looked goofy. Got this a couple of days ago when I lost my board in the waves and the waves kindly returned my board to me. There was blood all over my head, had to cut the session short. Very thankful to the EMT, Larry, and the Nurse, Karen that patched me up until I could get to the emergency room.
You really need to try them on. I cant use protec helments. The medium is too small and the large is too big. They just dont fit my head right. I use a mystic helmet. No idea if it is cool or not.
Wow, something to think about. Sometimes in a hard crash when my board comes off I throw my arms and hands up around my face and head in protective fashion. The helmet's good for your head, but your face can get jacked in all kinds of ways too...
You can not swim if you are knocked unconscious...a helmet is a good idea.
Protec discontinued making water specific helmets, the wake skate, two face etc are gone, only a few left.
Gath helmets only the Gedi model provides impact protection
the Gath sport hat does not offer impact protection.
The Mystic is ok
Bern is ok, but get there water use specific models.
Last edited by Tony Soprano on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I wear a helmet at third and Sherman and OB.
At low tide, when crashing, the ground comes pretty fast.
Kites: 2013 F-One Bandit VI: 12m, 9m and 7m.
Board: 2013 F-One Acid 134x42 & 5'6 Fish.
Harness: Underwave "Imperial" vaccust.
Wetsuit: Underwave Sultan shortleg 4/3.
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