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AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 14, 2002, 7:52 PM
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Simliar to the rig question, what is your prefered FF helmet and why? After reading the Gath vs. Pro-Tec thread in Gear and Rigging, I started looking around at all the different helmets available and basically got lost. Smile I'm looking to buy a helmet (yes, AggieDave is actually going to get a helmetLaugh), since I'm starting to slowly get gear together and thats something that could actually save my ass if I'm involved in a Powerdock while FFing. (Anyways, I need someplace to keep my goggles in flightWink).

I'm not looking for anything with a camera mount (yet), and I'm not real worried about color/etc since if I don't like the colors available I'll probably just spray paint it/put decals on it.

"Alright, at 4500 lets break it, turn 360 and track away..."


mountainman  (A License)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:06 PM
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Hey Dave....I must say that the Bonehead Mindwarp is NOT very comfortable. Laura and I both bought one (for $180 each, or so) and I find that everytime I put it on, it seems to dig into my head. It feels really hard and is just plum uncomfortable. For that kind of feel, you could spend much less.

Just my .02.

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MarkM  (C 35089)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:19 PM
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Any chance you have a DZ with a well stocked gear shop nearby? I drove up to Sebastian to buy an oxygen, but ended up with a Z1 because it fit my head better.



MiataDRM  (A 38472)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:26 PM
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Dave...what about your kevlar? Cool

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MarkM  (C 35089)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:34 PM
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Heh, kevlar. Still in service? Imagine this question:

"Son, WHERE exactly did you lose your helmet?"



AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:34 PM
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Albite a good choice, I was thinking along more of a traditional FF helmet. Laugh

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Levin  (D License)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:52 PM
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hey dave, here's my.02 cents based on my time spent working in the proshop at spaceland. there is no all around fits all helmet. everybody's head is different. every manufacturers line of helmets fits different. i recommend you go to the proshop at spaceland. last i checked steve had more than a showcase full of helmets.some of the brands he stocks include bonehead, hawkeye, sky systems, parasport italia, and protec. and in the case that, like most people, you are going to get one without trying any on, i recommend getting a bonehead.



AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 14, 2002, 8:57 PM
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I was looking at a Bonehead, but haven't decieded...that's a good idea with the proshop, trying on and stuff...

"Alright, at 4500 lets break it, turn 360 and track away..."


skymedic  (C 33561)

Feb 14, 2002, 9:03 PM
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Bone head...bone head...bonehead...bonehead...

and I hear my audible just fine....too...and bake it..makes ir really comfy....

marc
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AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 14, 2002, 9:11 PM
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In reply to:
Bonehead Mindwarp is NOT very comfortable
You're supposed to beable to fit the liner some how, "baking" it? Did you do that?

"Alright, at 4500 lets break it, turn 360 and track away..."


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 14, 2002, 9:17 PM
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What Levin said. No one helmet fits everybody's head and face shape.

I like my Aviator and it seems to fit a wide variety of heads and faces well. People with slim faces often like the Nvertigo/Hurricane's but they do not fit well if you have a.. well... not slim face.

Try on as many as you can, buy what fits your head/face best.

pull and flare,
lisa
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skymedic  (C 33561)

Feb 14, 2002, 10:35 PM
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My Bonehead mindwarp is Way comfy...so is my bonehead havok.....I just baked em again....and now they fit most excelently.....

marc
"...a mind stretched with new idea's will never regain its shape"


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Feb 15, 2002, 3:04 AM
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I've recently got an FF1 from 2kComposites, and IMHO it's the most comfortable helemet I've ever tried. It's only 99GBP and it's made of kevlar / carbon fibre, fits like a glove, and keeps 2 protracks covered (one each side).

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MarcusV

Feb 15, 2002, 3:39 AM
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SkydiveMonkey,

sounds interesting, I never heard of it. Can you post a link of their website? Thx!

Marcus

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Perfect speed, my son, is being there. - Jonathan Livingston Seagull


rapper4mpi  (D 21553)

Feb 15, 2002, 5:23 AM
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I've owned one of the earlier Bonehead Mindwarps for a few years now, and I have to say I'm very pleased. Very durable, and I've even mounted a camera to it. It holds much better than the Invertigo. If I was in the market for a new helmet, I would look at a new Mindwarp or an Aviator by Arrow Dynamics!
-Rap



scottbre  (A License)

Feb 15, 2002, 6:17 AM
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Yea, I too am in the market for a helmet and I think I am leaning towards getting an Aviator. I haven't heard anything bad about those yet. Smile


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skycat  (D 25740)

Feb 15, 2002, 8:59 AM
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Dave check out skypimp, it's a guy out of San Marcos who makes them. Nick out at Skydive Houston has a FF camera one, and my friend Susan has just a normal FF one. She loves it, very cumfy and both of thier paint jobs are awsome.

Kelli



neural9  (C License)

Feb 15, 2002, 2:08 PM
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http://www.2kcomposites.com/home.html

I also jump 2k, but a FF3. The FF3 is 200 and contains both an integral cover for your camera and a flat top for stills etc. Steve Swain is a very amicable guy and each helmet is made to fit exactly - so no more buying off the shelf. You wouldn't do it with a jumpsuit, why do it with something that protects your noggin and your video equipment?

n9




SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Feb 15, 2002, 2:16 PM
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What Rob just said. Get one - they're fantastic helmets. They look really small, but fit your head perfectly.

You shouldn't put a knife in the toaster - but you're an adult now !!! Laugh


MarcusV

Feb 15, 2002, 2:28 PM
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Thanks :-)))

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