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dmcculloch  (D 5380)

Aug 20, 2012, 2:51 PM
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Hey guys.

Im thinking of updating my Benny when my next bonus comes in and was looking at the Tonfly 3x. Looking at the colour schemes the one that really stands out is the white one.

So was wondering if anyone who has a white helmet could let me know if they get dirty way faster than darker helmets and loose there appeal. Would you go for a white helmet again after owning one. My jumpsuit has a fair bit of white and that get dirty even without bitting the dust.

Cheers


dthames  (B 37674)

Aug 20, 2012, 3:03 PM
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I have a white Benny. I selected white, thinking it might be cooler. I have no issues with it being dirty, but I don't land on my head either.

It is easy to see white, against the green/brown background.


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 20, 2012, 3:05 PM
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White helmets are all I've worn for 37 years in the sport, keep it clean and waxed...white-out fixes the scratches! Wink


dmcculloch  (D 5380)

Aug 22, 2012, 3:22 AM
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Thanks guys. The idea of a white helmet seems to have the same issues as with a white jumpsuit.

By waxed, is there a certain polish/wax you can get for them.?

Now just gotta wait for the bonus :) or my car sale. lol


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 6:06 PM
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In reply to:
Thanks guys. The idea of a white helmet seems to have the same issues as with a white jumpsuit.

By waxed, is there a certain polish/wax you can get for them.?

Now just gotta wait for the bonus :) or my car sale. lol


Yeah I use Turtle Wax...'cause it makes me fall slower. Angelic

And RainX on my sunglasses so I don't need to wipe 'em off when swooping the pond. Cool


JohnRich  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 6:52 PM
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That's just asking for trouble. Have you ever seen one of those novelty radiometers?
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crookes_radiometer

When solar particles hit that white helmet they'll be reflected off the surface, and then Newton's third law of motion comes into play, which says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So all those solar particles bouncing off your white helmet will send you into an out of control spin. The only way to stop it will be to pop off your helmet to save yourself. Even worse, if you get into a formation with someone who has a black helmet, then his helmet will absorb the solar particles, while yours is reflecting them. And then you'll spin even faster, just like that radiometer.

Have you ever wondered why Twardowski is always spinning towards the ground under canopy making spirals with smoke? It's that damned white helmet of his.

I wouldn't advise it...


(This post was edited by JohnRich on Aug 22, 2012, 6:54 PM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 7:29 PM
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That's just asking for trouble. Have you ever seen one of those novelty radiometers?
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crookes_radiometer

When solar particles hit that white helmet they'll be reflected off the surface, and then Newton's third law of motion comes into play, which says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So all those solar particles bouncing off your white helmet will send you into an out of control spin. The only way to stop it will be to pop off your helmet to save yourself. Even worse, if you get into a formation with someone who has a black helmet, then his helmet will absorb the solar particles, while yours is reflecting them. And then you'll spin even faster, just like that radiometer.

Have you ever wondered why Twardowski is always spinning towards the ground under canopy making spirals with smoke? It's that damned white helmet of his.

I wouldn't advise it...


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Hey...the GOOD GUYS always wear white hats in the cowboy movies! BlushAngelic


TitaniumLegs  (D 19246)

Aug 22, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Easy solution: Cover both helmets with tinfoil. Keeps the government mind control off your back at least for the skydive.


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Easy solution: Cover both helmets with tinfoil. Keeps the government mind control off your back at least for the skydive.

Yeah and throw a little sour cream & bacon bits in your mouth so when yer baking your head like a potato, the zombies will get a special taste treat when you land!



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