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Offline strandman

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helmet ??
« on: March 11, 2013, 06:56:47 PM »
i know, i know

IF,, i was going to get helmet for very serious cleaning effort(yes it's worth  it) does it matter which one ??? should i just use my old moto set up ??

it's a one time thing.. but 1,200' long

Offline JJ Jameson

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Re: helmet ??
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 07:12:35 PM »
pm sent. 8)

Offline sneoh

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Re: helmet ??
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 07:16:18 PM »
I like my Petzl Meteor; light and well ventilated even for a hot day.
Never "tested" though.

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Re: helmet ??
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 07:30:05 PM »
YA- this one will be tested.. a one time deal for sure.

I even am gonna dig out the old 11mm's for cleaning and maybe even get Donini to help.. I don't want to be the oldest one killed

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 04:44:55 PM »
I like the Petzl Elios. It's a hard shell so it will last longer than a soft shell helmet. It fits my head well and I have never been too hot it in. I usually forget it's on actually.
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Offline strandman

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Re: helmet ??
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 04:55:06 PM »
i guess i should try some on... i got a fat head   :P. I'd rather not spend big $$$ 'cause it's a one time thing.

Offline sneoh

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 11:23:32 PM »
John, it sounds like you might want a clunky bike helmet instead.  These (for example Bell) cost about half as much as a climbing helmet but weigh significantly more than a Meteor or Elios (mot a problem since you will only be wearing it cleaning the route, right?).
BE CAREFUL.  We do not want you or Donini or anyone else killed in this endeavor.  Be sure to give us the details once this undoubtedly awesome route is in the books and done with.


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Re: helmet ??
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 06:37:25 PM »
I'm thinking  a shoei , full face

This won't be until fall,, if i live that long.... going to the creek soon and then some towers of dirt