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NATiON  (C License)

May 22, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Hey All,

Ive been riding motorcycles all my life and i like the wind in my face. (Except for the odd face strike of course)

I see a lot of guys with the protec skate helmets. I think im going to pick one up today.

(I know im new, but i just want to have my own helmet goggles and galaxy3 to to start) that should be ok right?

Any issues with goggles and those helmets? I wear contacts so i would like to wear them if i can find a good comfortable Helmet Goggle Combo.

Thanks for any advice,
Cheers/BS


Premier skybytch  (D License)

May 22, 2012, 1:34 PM
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If you hope to use a helmet on your student jumps, talk to your instructors about it before you buy.


Maksimsf  (B 37743)

May 23, 2012, 9:55 AM
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Get Benny - cost just few bucks more then protec, but it looks better and more solid. DZ will get you all you need including helmet - but it may look and smell terrible Unsure I'm pretty sure they will let you jump with your own open face helmet, if not - you may wait till you cleared to jump solo and then use your own alti, helmet ect.


http://www.chutingstar.com/...nyinfo_en/benny.html


(This post was edited by Maksimsf on May 23, 2012, 10:02 AM)


NATiON  (C License)

May 23, 2012, 2:10 PM
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Cool thanks! ill check with my instructor and make shure hes cool with it. I was wearing their helmets already, same as the benny pretty much. I just want my own stuff. Cool


Squeak  (E 1313)

May 23, 2012, 5:50 PM
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In reply to:
Get Benny - cost just few bucks more then protec, but it looks better and more solid. DZ will get you all you need including helmet - but it may look and smell terrible Unsure I'm pretty sure they will let you jump with your own open face helmet, if not - you may wait till you cleared to jump solo and then use your own alti, helmet ect.


http://www.chutingstar.com/...nyinfo_en/benny.html

If your jump school uses Radio to assist your landings, these may be attached to the Schools helmets, if so you may not be able to jump your own until after you are cleared to solo land.


NATiON  (C License)

May 24, 2012, 11:57 AM
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they use chest mounted radios at my DZ.
so speaking of that. I see guys wearing ipods or wearing earplugs. how can that be safe?? wouldnt you want to be able to hear someone under canopy if you had to??


Premier Remster  (C License)

May 24, 2012, 12:26 PM
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wouldnt you want to be able to hear someone under canopy if you had to??

Some only wear them on the ride up... But yes. You are already one step ahead of these bozos...


NATiON  (C License)

May 24, 2012, 1:53 PM
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lol thanks, gonna try to get 4 AFF jumps in on sunday.
should be fun, Thanks for the advice. I think ill get a benny and Galaxy3 for now. I dont want to have to buy everything all at once when im ready for my own gear.

nobody really said anything about goggles though.. Any suggestions? I wear contacts.

Thanks again,
James


Hellis

May 24, 2012, 3:56 PM
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I wear earplugs and do it to protect my ears.
Hearing someone else under canopy is almost impossible with a normal skydiving helmet.
If you use a skate type helmet that does not block your ears, then yes you can hear some.

I rely on doing not shouting.
Trying to shout to someone instead of turning away from the other canopy is a big mistake.
Save your breath and avoid the collision instead, most likely the guy won't hear you, or too late.


Maksimsf  (B 37743)

May 24, 2012, 11:06 PM
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nobody really said anything about goggles though.. Any suggestions? I wear contacts.

Thanks again,
James

Cheapest you can buy from your DZ store. Better jump DZ gear and buy Full face Revolt/G3 ect. - so worth it when you going trough a cloud full of ice :)


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hokierower  (B 36150)

May 25, 2012, 8:06 AM
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I've worn a snowboard helmet half-shell since I got off of AFF. It doesn't look as cool as a built for skydiving helmet, but it works well. For eye protection (I also wear contacts) I wear a pair of tinted safety glasses that I got from a subcontractor on my last job. They cost about $15 and fit me better than anything else I've ever worn. I've even worn them on tracking dives and not had an issue.


FreefallSnoopy  (B 38624)

May 31, 2012, 7:30 AM
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I've got a couple pairs of SORZ goggles, they're nice because of the padding, but I've got the strap almost all the way tight to prevent losing my contacts. Only time I've noticed my contacts do much of anything is in a track and even then just a blink will resolve any issues.


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Jun 5, 2012, 10:04 AM
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Majority of my jump I've worn a SK8 helmet. Works fine and I wear normal skydiving google.


NATiON  (C License)

Jul 26, 2012, 11:57 AM
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ended up getting a pro tec half shell, And some motorcycle (Bobster) goggles. They kick ass. Loaned my goggles to a couple peeps and they like the, also.

Little bit of antifog dosent hurt as well.

Cheers,
J


ripcord4  (D 2238)

Jul 27, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I have been using a ProTec Alpha lately...I like it a lot.


asp143

Aug 24, 2012, 3:26 AM
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I Am using the skateboard helmets.its protective and comfortable.

http://www.allsportprotection.com/Demon_Flex_Force_Pro_Padded_Shorts_p/ds1600.htm


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Aug 24, 2012, 10:16 AM
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In reply to:
..., And some motorcycle (Bobster) goggles. They kick ass. Loaned my goggles to a couple peeps and they like the, also.

Little bit of antifog doesn't hurt either.

Cheers,
J
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Goggles are very much a personal choice. The challenge is to find the pair that best fits YOUR face. For the last few years, I have worn Wiley X with prescription lenses.



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