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Old 09-03-2015   #1
 
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Helmet upgrade

Looking for a better helmet. Have the NRS havoc. Considering the WRSI Trident, Shred Ready TDUB Carbon, Shaggy Carbon. Also open to other suggestions. My head is on the smaller side.

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Old 09-03-2015   #2
 
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Sweet makes my favorite helmets. The Sweet Strutter is great and has a large brim which is good for sun protection.
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Old 09-03-2015   #3
 
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I have had the chance to try both the sweet and wrsi line I trust them both I have a large head wrsi is better in my opinion in terms of staying tight on my head/comfortable and sizing outfitting hope that helps. And the strutter it is a bad ass helmet for using as a sun visor comfy but just not to my liking as protection
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Old 09-03-2015   #4
 
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I rock a WRSI Trident. Good solid helmet. It comes with a bunch of different pads to customize the fit. They are also designed to take multiple hits, aka last longer.
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Old 09-04-2015   #5
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Why don't you skip the Chinese crap and get a bad ass, one of a kind American helmet?

PS Helmets

I had a friend smash up his WRSI Trident last week. We took it and showed it to Paul. He was not impressed with it. The helmet he sold my friend feels way more solid!
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Why don't you skip the Chinese crap and get a bad ass, one of a kind American helmet?

PS Helmets

I had a friend smash up his WRSI Trident last week. We took it and showed it to Paul. He was not impressed with it. The helmet he sold my friend feels way more solid!

What do you own stock in the company? Those things look like a joke! Do they come with a Cracker Jack prize too!? Wouldn't be caught dead in one of those my sweet rocker has way more protection.
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What do you own stock in the company? Those things look like a joke! Do they come with a Cracker Jack prize too!? Wouldn't be caught dead in one of those my sweet rocker has way more protection.
Like PS has stock holders.... That's a good one

Those are the real deal bro, not a joke at all. The dude that makes those has developed and sold to or been ripped off by basically every major ww kayak manufacture. He makes the sickest squirt boats too.
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Old 09-04-2015   #8
 
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Why don't you skip the Chinese crap and get a bad ass, one of a kind American helmet?

PS Helmets

I had a friend smash up his WRSI Trident last week. We took it and showed it to Paul. He was not impressed with it. The helmet he sold my friend feels way more solid!
Thanks Randaddy. I was looking for a old school helmet, and those appear to be the real deal. If only I could afford a RivrStyx paddle.
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I don't know anything about PS helmets, but my concern would be the helmet lining. It sounds like it just uses some minicell foam for fit. The foam lining is a big part of impact absorption. EPP tends to be the gold standard for multi-impact foam like you want for kayaking. For rafting multi-impact may be less important as I would think you're more likely to be worried about one big hit falling out of a raft.

The fact that your buddies Trident was smashed up doesn't necessarily seem bad to me - depending. Especially on a composite shell, cracking is going to be part of the impact absorption.

Anyway, Sweet, SR, and WRSI seem to be the major and most popular players. For helmets though, you really ought to go try it on to test fit. I found Sweet helmets just don't fit my head very well. I find the WRSI occipital lock being part of the same system as the straps annoying and harder to adjust (plus I think they look kind of goofy). So I've gone with SR. Even though you pay a bit more, the light weight of the SR carbons is pretty awesome.
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I have a SR shaggy right now. Fits great with the red (large?) pads inside. I'm looking to add a full face to the gear pile this winter. I'm hoping the sweet full face fits my head, as it seems nicer and more comfy than the SR full face, and everyone loves them. But it doesn't fit I'll gladly get the SR full face for less money.
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