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Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-24-2010, 3:14 PM Reply   
I did a generic search for "helmet" and really didn't see much. Does anyone use a skateboarding helmet in place of a wakeboarding helmet when out in the water?

What helmet do most of you wear if at all?

Thanks.

Mario-
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-24-2010, 4:01 PM Reply   
I use a Protec B2 on rails. It fits nicely and doesn't move around when properly tightened. Only problem I've had with it is one of the ear flaps going missing since they are only held on with snaps.
Old    Jason Pavik (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-24-2010, 4:23 PM Reply   
All I use is a Protec Skate helmet. I really couldn't say if it protects me from water related injuries, but it is good for obstacles. It floats as well as any wake helmet, it drys fairly fast, and best of all it is cheaper. Are you going to be needing a helmet for safety on obstacles or just a helmet for extra protection behind a boat?
Old    Jessica Jacquay (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-24-2010, 4:33 PM Reply   
Shred Ready Supper Scrappy. Best fit and look of every helmet I have tried. I've used the protect wake helmets, skate helmets, bern, and capix. Shred Ready is by far my favorite.

www.shredready.com
Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-24-2010, 4:40 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonpav View Post
All I use is a Protec Skate helmet. I really couldn't say if it protects me from water related injuries, but it is good for obstacles. It floats as well as any wake helmet, it drys fairly fast, and best of all it is cheaper. Are you going to be needing a helmet for safety on obstacles or just a helmet for extra protection behind a boat?
Just extra protection behind the boat. I am still a n00b rider. I need to be safe as I need to go to work every Monday.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-24-2010, 5:31 PM Reply   
Dont know about the shred ready but it sure sounds good.


I use a Protech with flaps because my skill set is weak and I catch edges that back slap my mellon into the water at 100/ 10M2sg and it friggen hurts. I have a mortgage and famiily so the words "cerebrial hematoma" mean a little more.

Wher a lid brother. Thie chicks think its sexy.
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-24-2010, 5:36 PM Reply   
SHRED READY!!!!

Super scrappy is where its at!
Old    benj_t            03-24-2010, 6:12 PM Reply   
The Pro-Tec Two Face helmet has been my favorite helmet. Ive got the White/Green and the Black/Red two face helmets. Also check out the new Liquid Force helmets, they are made by Triple-Eight, a popular skateboard helmet brand, and they have sick LF graphics.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-24-2010, 6:26 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
Dont know about the shred ready but it sure sounds good.


I use a Protech with flaps because my skill set is weak and I catch edges that back slap my mellon into the water at 100/ 10M2sg and it friggen hurts. I have a mortgage and famiily so the words "cerebrial hematoma" mean a little more.

Wher a lid brother. Thie chicks think its sexy.


P-U-I--fix when sobpherr.. er.. suber;&^&%.... sober!
Old    Jason Pavik (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-24-2010, 6:48 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdaijogo View Post
Just extra protection behind the boat. I am still a n00b rider. I need to be safe as I need to go to work every Monday.
Like everyone else suggested, I would go with Shred Ready. Their Helmets are awesome, comfortable, and they keep you safe.
Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-24-2010, 8:34 PM Reply   
I'll take a look at all these options. I think my wife and kids would prefer me to be safe over sexy. But if a helmet gives me that, I'm in.
Old    Jessica Jacquay (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-24-2010, 8:41 PM Reply   
The shred ready makes me feel so locked in and safe.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-24-2010, 8:45 PM Reply   
Do the Shred Ready have eardrum protection?
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-25-2010, 12:24 AM Reply   
I use a Pro-Tec B2 Skate helmet. Love it! Personally I think Skate helmets are way better than wake helmets. They sit snuggly on your melon and the foam keeps your head cool in the summer. Plus you can use it to do land based sports if you wish.

Some say the foam in the skate helmets don't last as long with all the water time, but I've had mine for 4 years now and ride cable A LOT! and dont' see need to change for probably a few more years.

IMO the two best are the Pro-Tec B2 and Classic Skate.
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-25-2010, 5:28 AM Reply   
Shred Ready helmets do offer ear flaps... I don't use them personally but have tried them on my helmet and they're comfortable and honestly you barely notice them.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-25-2010, 9:25 AM Reply   
Shred Ready, best fit in the Biz IMO.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-25-2010, 12:45 PM Reply   
I'm ready for a new one. Might have to give the Shred Ready a try this time around.
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-25-2010, 1:41 PM Reply   
You can get them custom now as well. Tom and the guys are putting together some pretty rad designs...

http://www.customhelmetart.shredready.com/
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-25-2010, 1:56 PM Reply   
Both Pro-Tec and Shred Ready are really good. I prefer the Pro-Tec as it fits me better and feels safer, but others like the Shred Ready, and appreciate the custom graphic option. I am also not sponsored by either company.....
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-25-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   
if others will be using the helmet as well go with Shred Ready, as it can be adjusted for a wider range of sizes.
Old    Drew McMillen (xmcmillenx)      Join Date: May 2006       03-25-2010, 2:12 PM Reply   
skate helmets use a different foam than water helmets. The foam in water helmets is designed not to absorb water (closed cell foam) . The foam is a little harder. Skate helmets absorb water since the foam usually isnt as dense. I cant vouch for if either are safer. I use my skate helmet when I go to the cable, mainly because I am too cheap to spend the $40 or whatever a wake helmet costs.
Old    Mike W (wallnut21)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-25-2010, 2:14 PM Reply   
Another vote for the Shred Ready Super Scrappy! I've tried Protec and Capix and Shred Ready beats them all in comfort & fit. The ear flaps aren't as solid as the Protec but they work well.
Old    Woa Wake (woawake)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-25-2010, 8:02 PM Reply   
http://www.shredready.com/site/

do it
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-26-2010, 8:38 AM Reply   
Can the Super Scrappy be worn forwards or backwards? That bill on there looks like it would catch water on a toe digger and be jerking your head back.
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-26-2010, 8:42 AM Reply   
The strap that goes behind your head simply swivels from front to back so you can wear it both ways. It takes absolutely no time, just move it and shred I've taken some gnarly falls in mine and never had a water catching issue.
Old    Jessica Jacquay (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-26-2010, 8:48 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wake_upppp View Post
Can the Super Scrappy be worn forwards or backwards? That bill on there looks like it would catch water on a toe digger and be jerking your head back.
Definitely nothing like the capix. That thing would catch every single fall! Never had any issue with the SS.
Old    MightySAM (sammm724centurion)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-26-2010, 11:41 AM Reply   
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-27-2010, 7:17 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wake_upppp View Post
Can the Super Scrappy be worn forwards or backwards? That bill on there looks like it would catch water on a toe digger and be jerking your head back.
Yes, bill forward or back.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-27-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   
I use the protec wake but am thinking about getting a different style helmet for this season
Old    Ajholt7 (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-28-2010, 6:54 PM Reply   
I just ordered this one.
Old    Dr. Klause Von Der Sherburne (shredred)      Join Date: Jan 2006       03-29-2010, 8:56 AM Reply   
for all the kind words about our helmets.
FYI, the two face was protects rip off of the super scrappy and the HOG lock system that JJ is talking about and we were very flattered..

and we do custom graphics...
Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-12-2010, 12:58 PM Reply   
I have one last question about helmets.

Plastic ear protection vs. snap on ear protection?

I am looking at the standard full cut (shred ready full plastic ear protection) vs. snap on material ear protection.

What are y'alls experience with both types of setups?

Thanks.

Mario-

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