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  1. Our M3 helmet open faced helmet has currently meet the certification standard of a new Skydiving Helmet Standard commissioned by the French Parachute Federation and AFNOR (French Government Standards) Test for Impact under conditioning -20C, +50C, Artifical Aging and Room Temp. 5.42m/s impact lees than 250G. Sames as Snow, Bike and Paragliding Drop heights Snag Resistant Test. Skydiving Related Roll Off Retention Coverage Quick release buckle 500N load one hand release Materials that contact your face are also tested to ensure that cannot cause injury. and a few other tests Dont be fooled about ABS plastic. We did this with ABS and EPP foam liner and helmet weight in XS-LG was around 600grams. XL-XXL 650gr We also keep the overall volume just like a Skydiving helmet should be. Close fitting With CE you need to reference standards tested to and a lot of other requirements including COP and REACH material certification. Markings on the product must show these standards along with Instruction manual and a Declaration of Conformity from the manufacturer to state it's compliance to EU regulations etc It is not a Fullface however we have learnt a lot in the process. To include a faceshield on a helmet it must also be tested to a set of standards also, there is a test for optics and for antifog coatings etc. Our G3 helmet visor does well. It passed an impact test from an Airsoft pellet at 192m/s . Falls within the optics and deformation catagories and passes the antifog coating test. The reason for me posting is to share some of our education processes in the working towards certified helmets. With out the French Government and FPF starting the process 4 years ago we would be know further advanced I hope there is some valuable information above for you to digest. I donot frequent this site often so please forgive me if I donot respond to any queries you may have. Cookie
  2. We have just issue a press release to all our dealers. We are looking at early October for shipping
  3. Hi Karma, We have a solution in the works, we are not too far away from releasing it. Cookie
  4. So sad, what a lovely women with a large spark in her eye. I will miss her at the next PIA. Cookie
  5. Hey Guys, Just a quick update on this thread. We identified a anti-fog coating issue way back in 2011. We have replaced any visors where the fog coating was de-laminating. The V1 in small print along the edge of the visor is not an indication of the revision of the anti-fog coating. V1 refers to the Visor Size V1 Sizes XS-Large V2 Sizes XL-XXL What we have done is stamp the visor size between the visor mounting holes to indication a anti-fog revision. This was done in 2012 Specifically on the anti-fog coating, please use only water to clean your visors. Also the anti-fog coating does degrade over time due to is hydro-phobic properties. Cookie
  6. Great debate. Nice helmet Cookie
  7. I have been following this thread as we are fielding a lot of questions regarding G3 helmets, cutaways and snag proof Go Pro specific design. Following on from our GP solution for our Fuel helmet, the design has been done to integrate this mount onto the G3. Whilst there are so many directions to take with regards to snag proofing a camera or cutting away a helmet. The evolution of our G3 is as such that it has now become a camera platform. This feature was never part of our design criteria, so add on solutions are presently only possible. Attached are two photos showing our new GP roller mount with a G3 specific base. This is a prototype and tooling has commence on production parts. We have polished our crystal ball and are looking into the future towards newer refined products. Cookie
  8. To help you out Spot, Here is our PIA breakdown Cookie
  9. Great job. I have done a jump with a GP mounted here and it facing back at me. Let us know how you like it Cookie
  10. What a Great Event!! It was a pleaser sharing a few beers with Skymama and hubby. I love your truck The event, new friends, new gear and a few beers where my high light. Cookie
  11. Hey Pope, We have a new CX210 in the house. Bill and Trunk did some testing in Eloy and said the footage was ok, however no filter thread for a lens. We are currently doing the design work to build a housing for it.
  12. Cheers mate We welcome your feedback. The mouth area upgrade and ventilation is a key feature that could only be implemented into the G3
  13. Weight comparison G2 750 grams 26.4oz G3 790 grams 27.8oz
  14. Exciting times in Carolina, Can you please send a shout out to Robin, Nadia, Pepe, Delphina (Go the Dolphins), Jerry, Connor( Pat Thomas who!) Amy, Nick and the rest of the vendors and crew!. Ask Bill from Skysystems to get his Banjo out! Sorry I cannot be there to enjoy the festivities. Cookie
  15. Hey Joel, Sure is mate! The small flat section was designed to mount your still camera directly to the helmet using a screw via the tripod hole. You could also install a generic UN quick shoe on this flat section. We also designed and built at carbon fibre topper that fits over the flat section and provides more real estate. We do not advertise these however we must have 50 or so of these in stock. The issue that the topper creates is an illusion that it sits high on the helmet when in fatc it sits flush on top of the MXV flat area. I am happy to answer any more question you have and can certainly direct you to industry people who have a combination of setups mounted on our helmets. Cookie
  16. Nice gloves. Attached is a picture of our design. Cookie
  17. Hi Chuck, Jeremy and myself is out of the office until Tuesday next week. Send me a pm for urgent assistance thanks Sandy for the email Cookie
  18. Try asking the guys in the insrtuctors form. There is a lot of handycam chat there. Cookie
  19. This is a very good question. From the accidents I have seen most times the jumper strikes the ground feet then hips then shoulders then head. I can only think back to my inital training and PLF/R's and how most accidents landing related where the person generally breaks lots of bones first and do not die from head injuries. So most impacts to the helmet I have seen is that the brow area above the right/left eye takes the brunt of the force. This of coarse excludes swoopers/tail strike where the dude strikes and object with forward speed rather than the ground with there head. There is lots great info on helmet testing and the types of tests they do for bike helmet standards. Most of the testing relates specifically to the types of accidents encountered, like a motor bike rider striking a tree or the corner of a car etc. hence they test for intrusion, deceleration and a drop test to make sure the strap does not seperate from the helmet or break. As far as the Olympic's go, there is no helmet standard required for the skelton guys. There only danger is hitting an object head on which is very unlikely to occur. ( Only if they leave the couse like the poor Georgian). The Bob sled guys have to were approved motor cycle helmets See you all at the Skydive Expo. We have been busy in the design shop ready to roll out some cool new toys for 2010. Cookie
  20. Great Thread. Just to clarify the d3o in our Gas helmets is in the brow, the crown and in the area that runs round from one ear to the other. The only area it is not is in the jaw and the cinching system (back part outside the helmet). Did anyone see the Aussie bob sled team run 80% of the course on there heads
  21. Good job Mate, It's very rewarding building your own gear. To help with the resin rich area's like on the sharp corners have a chat with your supplier and get some vacum bags, tacky tape and peel ply. Do your wet lay up then straight into the bag and suck it down. Massage the corners to ensure there is no bridging of the bag or peel ply and you will have one slick part. How do you plan to attached the top mount to the helmet? C
  22. Unfortunately due to the complex tooling required for our box and the cost involved to re-tool Iam sorry we have no plans to resize the box for the smaller battery. Our cage however has a size to suites the smaller battery. Cookie
  23. I sure am Sandy, Please send me your margarita recipe again. I have had a mind blank since the last batch