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ruleofpull  (Student)

Jan 20, 2012, 4:29 PM
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Ola everyone,
Newbie here (yay! Another noob post!!!). I've been reading the forums for a while-did my first tandem a few years ago, finished AFF this summer-working on the A, or rather will be when the weather warms. I also live 7 hours away from the nearest drop zone, so it's a challenge to travel. Anyhoo, I have an altimeter, but I really want a helmet, but not one of those super-dee-duper fancy ones, just one that can last me a few years- recommendations? Merci in advance.
meh


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 20, 2012, 7:17 PM
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ProTec or Benny

http://www.chutingstar.com


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thrillstalker  (C 40678)

Jan 21, 2012, 5:19 AM
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In reply to:

i always enjoyed my benny.


PiLFy  (A License)

Jan 21, 2012, 7:37 AM
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I vote Benny, too. They're reasonably priced, actually fit my head shape, & have generous amounts of padding (unless you need an XL). The shell only comes in one size. So, size is determined by the pad set. The smaller your head. The thicker the protection is. I'm very happy w/my size large. New pad sets are only $20. Sorry to read you have to drive SEVEN HOURS to get to a DZ... I thought most of OZ's population was centered around two cities, along one coast?


ruleofpull  (Student)

Jan 21, 2012, 9:47 AM
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The Benny looks great-thanks for the suggestions!
I'm not from Oz, I'm Canadian, eh?!


PiLFy  (A License)

Jan 21, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Mixed you up w/another post, eh... Now the long drive makes sense, eh. Good Luck to you in the Spring.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 21, 2012, 10:54 AM
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In reply to:
The Benny looks great-thanks for the suggestions!
I'm not from Oz, I'm Canadian, eh?!

Well, obviously!
LaughLaughLaugh

In reply to:
I also live 7 hours away from the nearest drop zone, so it's a challenge to travel.

Well...MOVE!....eh?
TongueLaughLaugh


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ruleofpull  (Student)

Jan 21, 2012, 4:12 PM
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Moving in two weeks! Now I'll only be 5 hours away...Crazy


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 22, 2012, 6:04 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Good to read you're moving closer to a dz, but that's still quite a hike. Do you camp overnight?

As for the helmet question, have you checked the Classifieds on this site for a good deal?


ruleofpull  (Student)

Jan 22, 2012, 6:18 PM
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Sometimes I camp... sometimes I leave at 4am, jump all day, and drive home (5 hours each way, as I stay at my parents on days when I do that)-depends on the work schedule. The classifieds are good for gear, but some of the helmets seemed a little too techie for what I was looking for... Thanks for the advice!


(This post was edited by ruleofpull on Jan 22, 2012, 6:48 PM)


PiLFy  (A License)

Jan 23, 2012, 1:40 PM
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Reasonable:
http://www.chutingstar.com/newgear_en/benny.html

Cheaper, but still reasonable (even w/$19 for a different size pad set):
http://www.chutingstar.com/...small-scratched.html

About as cheap as it gets (but good pads are expensive):
http://www.ebay.com/...;hash=item19cc54608c



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