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how much warmer is full face helmet compared to open face?

 


mixedup  (D License)

Jun 26, 2012, 2:17 PM
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how much warmer is full face helmet compared to open face when it's cold out? is there a significant difference?

(have an open face at the moment - if there is only a minor difference I'm happy to stick with my open face - kind of hard to imagine without having jumped a full face, like you'd think the cold wind is still going to seep/travel up from the bottom of a full face at the speed we're travelling at anyway)


DaVinciflies

Jun 26, 2012, 2:20 PM
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how much warmer is full face helmet compared to open face when it's cold out? is there a significant difference?

Yes. Worlds apart.

If you get the Bonehead Revolve you have a full face and an open face in one helmet.


DBCOOPER  (D 24112)

Jun 26, 2012, 2:29 PM
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100%


mixedup  (D License)

Jun 26, 2012, 2:31 PM
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Yes. Worlds apart.
really - ok thanks, with that short but clear answer I've already decided to get one Smile

would be interesting to know, for those who prefer open face, at what point/temperature as winter approaches they would swap over to full face. Well wonder if there are any jumpers to begin with who'd operate like this...


wildcard451  (D License)

Jun 26, 2012, 3:01 PM
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100%

322.6%

/no really, it's awesome
//fogging and icing can be a downside


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Jun 26, 2012, 3:16 PM
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It makes a HUGE difference for me. As mentioned above, fogging/icing can be an issue.


Deisel  (D 31661)

Jun 26, 2012, 6:27 PM
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Jump an open face in the rain ONE time, and I swear that you will immediately know the difference! Laugh


oldwomanc6

Jun 26, 2012, 6:35 PM
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Jump an open face in the rain ONE time, and I swear that you will immediately know the difference! Laugh

Ahh! The age old question: Why does it hurt to jump in the rain?


















Because you're hitting the pointy ends of the raindrops! LaughLaughLaugh


Deisel  (D 31661)

Jun 26, 2012, 7:35 PM
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Duh!LaughLaughLaugh


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 26, 2012, 11:34 PM
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>>>would be interesting to know, for those who prefer open face, at what point/temperature as winter approaches they would swap over to full face.<<<

Never...I jump the same open face helmet all year long.




>>>Well wonder if there are any jumpers to begin with who'd operate like this... <<<

Yup there sure are, we live in WARM places! Laugh



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