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Boneheads Are Tough!

 


FallRate  (A 35970)

Apr 16, 2001, 3:08 PM
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This past weekend at Aerodrome Skysports a local jumper forgot to fasten her chinstrap on her new Mindwarp and lost it at about 14 grand (on exit). Well, it hit the hangar (nice spot) and suffered no more than a small "smear" on the back. I'm buying one!

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maretus  (D License)

Apr 17, 2001, 2:58 AM
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A friend of mine did the same "experiment" with his NVertigo and it didn't suffer any damage besides a little scratch on the paintjob. It landed near the runway to the grass.



Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jul 6, 2001, 2:45 PM
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An old thread I know, but I had to say that I just got ANOTHER custom mindwarp. This is the one that was supposed to be done prior to the swoop meet in perris: Cobalt blue metalic with neon orange flames. KICK ASS!



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pyke  (D 26387)

Jul 8, 2001, 1:20 PM
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Still, though, I doubt if it would make much difference at 120mph, with your head in it!!!

I have a Gath myself...I believe that if your are going to biff a landing...or bounce...very little is going to protect your noggin from a concussion or fracture. If you're going fast enough to cause one...you're going to end up with one.

The one thing they are good for is to keep you from getting scraped or provide a little protection in a formation.

(I guess this is a HUGE oxymoron for me...since I don't believe that motorcycle riders (I R 1) should ride WITHOUT a full face helmet!)

Kahurangi e Mahearangi,
PykeTongue
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PalmettoTiger

Jul 9, 2001, 9:00 AM
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The one thing they are good for is to keep you from getting scraped or provide a little protection in a formation.
Good point Pyke. If you really wanted crash protection (and as you said, nothing will help you in a bounce), a super-tough helmet is nearly useless - it will just transmit the force of the impact straight to your skull. You'd want something that will shatter, deform, whatever, because that energy won't get spent on your cranium. Now that I think about it, there was a thread a while ago about helmets used in NASCAR and the open-wheeled circuits..... Too lazy to go find it. Smile

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PTiger

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Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jul 9, 2001, 9:36 AM
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Still, there is nothing like a meat helmet to filter the smell of rank airplane farts. That, and they keep my tandem passenger's hair out of my face.

Chuck



what42  (Student)

Jul 9, 2001, 9:38 PM
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Still, though, I doubt if it would make much difference at 120mph, with your head in it!!!
Yeah, but the point isn't to protect you if you're going 120. It's to protect you on a lower speed problem such as a low turn or just f'd up landing. I doubt anyone would argue that a helmet would help with a colision at terminal velocity.

Anyway, anyone else have an opinion on the Boneheads? I'm thinking about getting one.

Wesley
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lazerq3  (C -34113)

Jul 9, 2001, 10:55 PM
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The one thing they are good for is to keep you from getting scraped or provide a little protection in a formation
I'll vouch for that... We did or should I say attemted a 12way one time and the whole formation (8way,base and 4pods) collapsed onto itself or funneled I guess you would call it. Anyway I lost count how many times I hit peoples heads, gear or bodys in those brief seconds with my head. All's I got is a protec but it did the job up there. As for bouncin at 120????????I hope I never find out!

jason



skyhawk

Jul 10, 2001, 5:19 AM
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one thing when my bonehead came it was to small and i winged then they told me you just change the padding now its great . Dont feel dum like me :-)



Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jul 10, 2001, 6:02 AM
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I got plastered to the top roof of a CASA during a zero G dive once and other other helments in the croup had good scrapes and injury marks but all I had wad a scrach that I buffed out Smile. Thanks Bonehead!

Whoa... That was cool!


RemiAndKaren  (C 2328)

Jul 10, 2001, 6:55 AM
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One word (OK.. I cant count): full face are awsome when at tailgate boogies; they've saved me from many "foot in mouth" mishaps.... Its not a life saver situation, but let me assure you, you perform a lot better for the ret of the skydive if you' lips arent split in 2 places!

I know some of you will say "if your close enough from the person in front of you on exit, you wont get his/her tevas in your face", but when your 4 ot 5 wide, who knows where the feet are comming from!

Remi



Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jul 10, 2001, 7:57 AM
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Technique is key in that environment. I grab my hands together in front of me, diving board style, for the first second off the ramp. This keeps shoes out of my face. Bug hats (full face helmets) are great for very-fast 4 and 8-way and in the cold, but I hardly ever wear mine for anything else.

I have two custom mindwarps now (because I am such a pimp), and love them. It's cool the way you can shape them to your noggin!

Chuck



skyhawk

Jul 11, 2001, 1:03 AM
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can u give me moe basic instuctions for baking it im to scared to do it at the moment cause i dont wont to fuck up my butiful helmet



RemiAndKaren  (C 2328)

Jul 11, 2001, 3:26 AM
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I know there was a thread with the "how to bake" it... you could also try their website or email them...



herv  (D 28034)

Jul 11, 2001, 12:28 PM
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Put your oven on bake and pre-heat to 150 degrees. Turn oven OFF. Put helmet on cookie sheet and place in middle of the oven ensuring it doesn't touch any sides or top. Leave in oven for 10-15 minutes. Take helmet out and place on your head pushing down toward your ears and pushing ear pieces inward. Wear until helmet cools. Remove from noggin.




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