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Skate helmet?

Post by dman on Mon 14 May 2012, 7:57 pm

I was wondering with all the different helmets I seem to end up with that are sport specific, can a good skate helmet from Protec do the job for mild white water? I really don't want another helmet kicking around.

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Post by Duckins on Mon 14 May 2012, 11:44 pm

Yes, a Protec skate helmet would be OK. A newer one will probably be better protection than a lot of the older kayak-specific helmets. Try it out and see what you think. Make sure it fits and won't flip up and expose your forehead. I tried one when I was starting and thought it held a lot of water and drained down into my eyes. Then I got a kayaking helmet.

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Post by WDippo on Tue 15 May 2012, 1:25 pm

I started with a skate helmet and after a couple runs the foam separated from the shell... had to buy a new helmet anyway.
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Post by johnnie a. on Tue 15 May 2012, 1:30 pm

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Post by mitchin on Tue 15 May 2012, 3:38 pm

Just my opinion but if you want to limit helmets I'd ditch the skate helmet and get a WRSI helmet like this one here, and then use it for skating.

I've taken some serious hits to the head in this sport and I'd rather have that on my noggin than anything else.

P.S. - Johnnie!!!

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Post by johnnie a. on Tue 15 May 2012, 5:00 pm

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Re: Skate helmet?

Post by wasatchbill on Tue 15 May 2012, 9:18 pm

I have a ski helmet, rock climbing helmet, bike helmet, and kayak
helmet, and the kayak helmet takes more shots than the other 3 put
together. I often climb or bike without a helmet, but I never paddle
without a helmet.

The new WRSI fullface looks sweet.
WRSI Moment full face

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Re: Skate helmet?

Post by HPP on Tue 15 May 2012, 10:16 pm

Are the new helmets in?

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Re: Skate helmet?

Post by dman on Wed 16 May 2012, 8:00 am

Some good points here, I never thought that kayaking would need a better helmet than the other sports I do but the frequency of the impacts would defiantly become an issue. I guess i will start shopping for a more appropriate lid.

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