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raceman121 03-29-2013 6:30 AM

helmet questions
 
I need to buy a helmet for the cable park. What do you guys reccomend? tried to look at pro tec's webstie and there are no wake/water helmets on it.? I like the looks of the pro tec's that I have seeen just cant find any on the internet.

fly135 03-29-2013 2:24 PM

Have you tried Google? They are everywhere.

http://www.pro-tec.net/helmets.php#all

austin 03-29-2013 4:07 PM

If you're going to wear a helmet, I recommend getting one with ear flaps to prevent ear drum blowout. This probably goes without saying, but you'll probably want a helmet that's vented as well.

Here's the one I bought over the winter but haven't used yet:
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...WOIlLZBwBfciAw

hawkeye7708 03-30-2013 4:26 AM

Austin, that's the one I bought, except it has the visor, The Watts. The Bern helmets with Brock foam have really worked great for me, and while the ear flaps may not come into play every fall, the few times they do, they're worth their weight in gold.

jtiblier123 03-30-2013 4:33 AM

Triple Eight
 
I use a triple eight helmet. I have found it to be the most padded/comfortable. It is vented, but will not protect from ear drum blowouts. Also was only $40 or so.

hawkeye7708 03-30-2013 5:10 AM

As silly as it is... when I've got to TJ Maxx before they've actually had a pretty good assortment of helmets... why? Who knows. But, a true story.

kristian 03-30-2013 2:14 PM

used a bunch of waterproof helmets over the years and honestly think they all suck. Much prefer regular skate pads. Soaks up sweat and when you get hot in the summer you can dunk it in the water and it keeps your head cool. Fits my head better and is just more comfortable.
Currently have a pro-tec B2 skate helmet that I've been using for years. Also really like the classic skate.

raceman121 03-31-2013 4:30 PM

See i ordered a classic pro tec but at the time i thought it was a wake one. I got it in the night i left oklahoma down to texas to spend spring break in the cabins at BSR so i just took the skate model that i ordered with me and it absolutely sucked in the water. the pads came out it smelled no good! I don't like ear coverage and don't believe ill bust an ear drum at the cable because i usually ride boat no helmet and we go faster than the cable on boat. On the pro tec website there are no wake/water helmets and i don't want to end up with another skate one! where can i pick a different one up at? And whats the best wake/water pro tec model?

ferral 03-31-2013 5:07 PM

I use a pro-tec two face. It's a water helmet with a small visor on one side. It's reversible so you can wear it with the visor in front or back. I don't think they make it anymore, but you can still find it online.

ferral 03-31-2013 5:09 PM

I should mention I also had a bern before that and the pro-tec is more comfortable to me

TarahMik 03-31-2013 5:55 PM

Check out Shred Ready. They're really comfy & don't hold water. My personal favorite is the Sesh shape.

raceman121 03-31-2013 6:38 PM

tarah could you post some pics of the underside of the helmet like the pads and stuff please? and where did you get it from

Luker 04-01-2013 7:37 AM

Best. Helmets. Ever. http://www.shredready.com/products.php

ryanw209 04-01-2013 1:01 PM

Pro-Tec does not make water specific helmets anymore. I have a two face and contacted them to get a replacement ear flap and said they have no parts for them either so I would look for another brand.

Richardd 04-02-2013 6:25 AM

i just got a Gath helmet. really good for ear protection (esp as the one I got has moulded ear protection). I work in sound, so burst eardrum is not something I can risk.

they're lower profile than other helmets I've tried, so potentially less absorption/impact protection. That said, as is confirmed by their marketing blurb, this is to minimise the 'bucket effect' of getting whiplash from hitting the water hard with a larger surface area than a normal sized head.

seems a good trade-off to me, and it's very comfortable to wear.

behindtheboat 04-02-2013 7:27 AM

I actually find Shred Ready incredibly uncomfortable and cumbersome, seems to sit on mine and others' heads in an odd way. Great if multiple people are using the same helmet, but not for a long day's riding.

behindtheboat 04-02-2013 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austin (Post 1814091)
If you're going to wear a helmet, I recommend getting one with ear flaps to prevent ear drum blowout. This probably goes without saying, but you'll probably want a helmet that's vented as well.

Here's the one I bought over the winter but haven't used yet:
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...WOIlLZBwBfciAw

Where is that from/what model? I can't find it on Bern's website.

King12 04-03-2013 9:42 AM

also check this website every day or so http://www.dealadaywake.com/ they throw up some awesome deals on year old boards sometimes and bindings to boot.. ha... ok... but if you see something up there or i do and it might fit the bill you can comment and tell us and Im sure we can help tell you if its a good deal or not. If the board didnt change from 12 to 13 and you like the older graphic fine/better then why not save ~50% of you money right?

King12 04-03-2013 9:42 AM

.... and thats to the wrong thread... I am all over the place today

King12 04-03-2013 9:43 AM

website works for helmets too so.. guess it works...

austin 04-03-2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by behindtheboat (Post 1814634)
Where is that from/what model? I can't find it on Bern's website.

It's probably a previous years' model. I got it for a fairly reduced price around Black Friday. It's the "Macon H2O" model. Here's a link to the current years' model on Bern's website: http://bernunlimited.com/shop/h20/me...d-hat-353.html

If you want one like mine, you can go to shopping.google.com or ebay.com and search for "bern macon h2o". I would probably do that anyway rather than buying directly from Bern's website, since you can probably find a better sale price somewhere else.

boardjnky4 04-03-2013 11:12 AM

I use a pro-tec skate helmet. Works fine for me. If it's good enough for protecting your head from concrete, then I think you'll be fine on those plastic features at the cable park.

tdickman4 04-04-2013 5:23 AM

Just get a cheap one that fits well. Pro-tecs aren't too bad and they hold up

Rockinrhino 04-04-2013 7:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by behindtheboat (Post 1814634)
Where is that from/what model? I can't find it on Bern's website.

Bern Macon Summer EPS Helmet
I got mine at altrec.com


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