ear protection for wipeouts

Post general kiteboarding discussion topics here!

Moderators: WindMuch, BayAreaKite

Re: ear protection for wipeouts

Postby dealbst » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Helmet with side ear protection. Nice when it's cold and windy at the coast as well.

-SPD XZSD
User avatar
dealbst
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 153
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:30 am

ear protection for wipeouts

Postby kitet » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:30 pm

dealbst wrote:Helmet with side ear protection. Nice when it's cold and windy at the coast as well.

-SPD XZSD


+1 Problem solved.
kitet
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:38 pm

Re: ear protection for wipeouts

Postby Kazemizu » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:47 pm

I went scuba diving, went down a little too fast....next day landed on my ear. Had vertigo and kept losing my balance for a few days, trouble walking and lightheaded. Had to delay my flight since doctor recommended. Pressure up/down may cause pain.

If I get water in my ears, it hurts a little, after kiting over an hour. It's been over 2 months now.
I am shopping now for headband like this now.
Should do trick. Also with long hair, will keep hair out of my eyes

http://www.live2kite.com/advanced_searc ... nd&x=0&y=0
Kazemizu
Joey
Joey
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:20 pm

Re: ear protection for wipeouts

Postby sflinux » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:42 am

For those that are happy with their helmet with side ear protection (kitet, dualist), please recommend their particular model.
I own both the Protec Ace Wake (with ear flaps) and the Gath (retractable visor) and neither of these provide adequate ear canal protection for me.
User avatar
sflinux
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:02 pm
Location: ocean beach

ear protection for wipeouts

Postby sc-surfer » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:00 pm

When you crash, just open your mouth wide. It's bigger than your ear canals so the water will go in there and come out your ears. Your ear canals will get a good cleaning from the inside out.

It's what I do. :-)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
User avatar
sc-surfer
Resident
Resident
 
Posts: 739
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:19 pm
Location: Santa Cruz

Previous

Return to General Kiteboarding Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 6 guests