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Questions before buying a Gath Gedi

 


quase  (A 61820)

Aug 1, 2012, 7:52 AM
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Hiya folks. I am looking into purchasing a Gath Gedi with the small visor as my first helmet. I already read all the flame wars here about how it is (or is not) appropriate for skydiving. Let's leave that aside for a moment. I wanted to ask about the visor (the small one, not the full face version). It looks like it would catch a lot of wind, being pretty open on the lower end, around your nose and mouth. Can anyone give me any idea on how it performs in relation to "catching wind"? Thanks a bunch :-)


davelepka  (D 21448)

Aug 1, 2012, 8:03 AM
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You don't want that one, that visor isn't going to be good for skydiving. If you want a Gath, this is the model you want -

http://www.murrays.com/...-S&Store_Code=MS

I've been jumping this style for years, and never had any problems. Very light and low profile. As an aside, the page I linked from Murray's sports is the same place I ordered my last one from, and I would buy from them again.


quase  (A 61820)

Aug 1, 2012, 8:14 AM
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Thanks. How about jumping the Gedi model without the visor?


davelepka  (D 21448)

Aug 1, 2012, 8:33 AM
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Never tried it, but one of things that makes the one I jump work well for jumping is that it's a one-piece shell, and provides fairly 'full coverage' and seems to 'seal' pretty well all around your head. It keeps wind noise out, and helps to prevent wind from getting in and trying to rip it off your head.

From looking at the pics of the Gedi, it looks like it's more 'open', and might not seal quite as well to your head. Again, just my guess based on the pics, having never seen one in real life.


quase  (A 61820)

Aug 1, 2012, 9:54 AM
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Thanks. I had already placed a bid on a Gedi, but if I don't win, I'll get myself a Surf. I was looking at pictures of my instructor and just noticed he also uses the Surf (funny how I never realized that). Cheers!



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