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Old 06-30-2009   #21
Boulder, Colorado
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Originally Posted by caspermike View Post
was scouting without my helmet... . never been the same since that hit.
Can't emphasize that enough - traumatic rearrangement of the brain can sure change things. And wearing a helmet while you're hustling around on the bank is a good idea. (Took a header myself once down in Costa Rica just putzing on the bank.)

I'm damn fond of my new Predator full face. More confident hanging around underwater and the two-tone white and black makes me look even more mahvelous.....

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Old 06-30-2009   #22
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If the one you own now is worst on the market, i think a bucket would do well.

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Old 06-30-2009   #23
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WRSI. 'nuff said.
I was going to be vague but then I decided to do this other thing.
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Old 06-30-2009   #24
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WRSI helmets only fit on smart peoples heads. SHRED READY helmets are for the kayakers who run the shit with no mind!! yeeaaaaaa, thats what kayaking is all about.
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Old 06-30-2009   #25
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well fuck.... if wrsi would make helmets that fit people with large heads.... 7 1/2,7 5/8 n up...
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Old 07-01-2009   #26
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I have a wrsi and a Grateful Heads Hard Hit.

The Hard Hit's liner is shavable so with a little work you can make it fit like a second skin. I can wear it all day and it never gets uncomfortable.

The wrsi has about the same adjustments as a bicycle helmet and to be honest I have done a lot of work to make it o.k. to wear, but after a couple of hours I really want to take it off at scouts etc.

My advice is get one you can make nice and snug, will not slide up and you can wear comfortably for 4 hours. I don't know that you can do this for less than $100.

Good luck
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Old 07-01-2009   #27
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All this discussion got me thinking. I should probably upgrade fro my 90's protec to something that might actually protect my head. I like the WRSI, but have a LG head.
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Old 07-01-2009   #28
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Well, I bought the WRSI yesterday as it fit like a glove once I got all the padding in and situated right. I wore it this am for a couple hours literally swimming the wave, & it wasn't killing me by the end. Hopefully, it'll be the right helmet, if not, I've gotta bunch of kids who I'll pass it down to!! )) Thanks for all your help, what an awesome forum!!

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