Reviews for The OPTIK Camera Helmet
Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Review by: fireflyer1988, 2012-01-20
I bought my first camera helmet last year from a friend, his Optik. It's a great helmet. The ratchet chin cup keeps the helmet stable against the rush of the freefall air. One thing to keep in mind with this helmet, though, the chincup can be kinda hard to take off under normal conditions if you have a smaller chin, and before you jump it, install a chincup cutaway system on the unit in case of an emergency. Other than that minor flaw, it has been a great first camera helmet. I may even keep it...
Bonehead Optik Illusion
Review by: pre7117, 2008-06-09
Just got my helmet and I loved the way it looked and that's why I bought it. My first problem was the way it fit. It has a high neck line and my ears are not covered very well. I heated the ear pads and the fit is Ok and should break in better but still kind of tight and uncomfortable. My biggest problem and when I bought was the main reason I bought it was the lock jaw hinge. To get it to fit right and not rock around you have to crank on it but it puts your jaw in a weird angle. One good bump to the chin cup and it could break you jaw. I figured I would add padding to see if I could position it better and I kind of got it. I may have a Goofy shaped head and that might be my issue. Maybe putting it on before buying would be a good idea. Your head might like it and might fit better. I mounted a Cookie box for a PC 1000 and it looks great on it. After putting it together and checking for camera position I noticed from my recording that the top of the camera lays about 1 1/2 inches to the right. To get it to be centered i had to add washers on the top and now I have to tape the crap out of it to get rid of the snag point. Overall its a great looking helmet that I would suggest trying on before buying and using it for top mount instead of for side.
great camera helmet for all types of flying
Review by: tuck, 2005-06-03
short and sweet kids..... this helmet rocks. if you want a glove like fit, take boneheads advice and bake the liners. its the best fitting helmet ive worn to date (including skateboard, snowboard, moto, ect...). buy it, live it, love it.
Don't be afraid to buy one, you'll like it.
Review by: mpalmer78, 2005-05-09
I'm very pleased with my new Optik Illusion. I debated back and forth between buying a side-mount and a top-mount. I love freeflying, but I also do tandem videos. I wanted stability for tandems and a slim side-mount for freefly jumps. So, I have two angles on my side mount that are easily moved between depending on the jump I'm doing.
When Bonehead released this model, I knew I wanted it. I've already tweaked it complete with CamEye, tongue switch, etc etc. It's rock solid and very sleak. It's an excellent platform that improves upon just about every other design out there today.
Get your own... you won't be disappointed.