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Does anyone have experience with this helmet release system?

 


Ollieeeeeeeee

Aug 21, 2014, 1:30 AM
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Hey guys,

As of right now this is not a pressing concern (I'm not jumping with a camera just yet), but I was wondering if anyone has experience with this helmet release system:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOU3ycmXzvY
http://www.skydive-safety.com/...-Helmet-Release.html

I'm asking because my current helmet is a Z-1 full-face helmet, and I can't find any release systems available for this helmet.
So.. any thoughts? Anyone know of any alternatives for the z-1 full-face?

Thanks..!


Hellis

Aug 21, 2014, 3:12 AM
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Seems to work every time, when there is no load on the buckle.

So make sure the camera does not snag the lines, or if it does snag the lines make sure there is no load and it should work every time as in the video.

Would be interesting to see how it works with load...


Premier Remster  (C License)

Aug 21, 2014, 8:05 AM
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Fastex type buckles do not work consistently when under load. Their very nature makes them prone to not release when loaded.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Aug 21, 2014, 8:11 AM
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Remster wrote:
Fastex type buckles do not work consistently when under load. Their very nature makes them prone to not release when loaded.

True. I'm gonna put this out there as well: If a system will not work under load, then what's the point of installing one at all? The entire point of helmet quick releases is so you CAN get rid of your helmet if you have a line snagged on it and you need to chop.

Chuck


Hellis

Aug 21, 2014, 8:14 AM
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Remster wrote:
Fastex type buckles do not work consistently when under load. Their very nature makes them prone to not release when loaded.

Yep.
Just like seatbelts in cars, and they are made out of metal.
Having a plastic buckle like that and not only relying on it not deforming when you might load it with 2 or 3 times your weight in a spinning mal but also to relsease.
No thanks!

However, if you are lucky the plastic might deform and make it easier to release.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 21, 2014, 10:47 AM
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I've meant Alan and respect him. But I've seen this idea years ago even though the video is new. It's also from a shop in the Netherlands but couldn't quite figure out whether it's Jo's shop or another.

This is something that could be added to helmets with a Fastex type buckle that might help. If your going to jump it anyway might as well try. But not sure I'd rely on it as a sure release. Kind of better than nothing if you can't get a more positive release.


Deyan  (D 322)

Aug 21, 2014, 1:01 PM
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councilman24 wrote:
It's also from a shop in the Netherlands but couldn't quite figure out whether it's Jo's shop or another.

The Parachute Case


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 21, 2014, 2:54 PM
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But I couldn't figure out who the owner is.


Ollieeeeeeeee

Aug 22, 2014, 3:51 AM
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Thanks for all your replies..!

So.. does anyone know of any alternatives for a release system for the z-1 parasport italia fullface helmets?

I can find several for cookie helmets, but I'm having trouble finding something suitable for a z-1..


Thijs  (C License)

Aug 22, 2014, 6:10 AM
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Ollieeeeeeeee wrote:
So.. any thoughts?
Buy an open face with a quick release installed by the manufacturer.

IMO, all these home-made quick release systems on full face helmets are not doing their job. Even just removing the helmet with the buckle already untied can prove hard, or even not to impossible...



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