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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:29 am

I had a Gath helmet in the 80s, but it was mainly for eye and ear protection.

Indo reefs are much safer than WA reefs as they're mainly dead coral reefs that have smooth contours.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:17 pm

Decathlon does a very spiffy looking soft one Cranked. Stylish enough to wear about town too, I reckon

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:30 pm

Looks good, I'd wear it. Main requirement is that it has to stay in place during duck dives. Nine out of ten fail that test.

Note that I said "stay in place"... I don't want it obscuring my vision during/after a duckdive. A small brim like that would help
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:32 pm

A guy yesterday was wearing a rugby helmet, the ones similar to that. He was a bodyboarder

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:34 pm

The secret is to tuck your chin right before submerging. 19/20 will be fine if you do that

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:00 pm

They’ve replaced it with this one so presumably it didn’t work particularly well

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From the reviews. Bloke sounds like he could be your twin, cranked:

“I had a bilateral fracture at C6 when I was dumped some months back so I was looking for some protection when I resumed surfing. This looked to offer what I was looking for at a reasonable price.

From cycling, I know how these should fit to be effective. Based on my measurements a medium should suit and it did. But a large be more comfortable for prolonged sessions in the water and still work well.

I have not been able to wet test it yet because the wind and waves have not been cooperating here in Perth.

I will add to this review if I can when I do.

I am part of a large group of older surfers and we bought these in a batch of four to defray the shipping costs. It is possible that more people in the group may opt to use helmets come the summer”
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:15 pm

I bought an O’Neill wetsuit hood with a Velcro strap. Way superior to my previous ripcurl one. 3/2 mm. Padded furry lining like you get in wetsuits. It was substantially cheaper than the next step up ripcurl one that had similar features.
Only worn it a few times but it hangs on pretty well. Very small bill which I like.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:19 pm

That’s nice beans. We're talking about helmets not hoods
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:22 pm

Yeah, I thought the extra padding would help. So you are saying that second one is a helmet?
I would probably go a Gath Helmet.
Checked them out. Look pretty good.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:30 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:11 pm
…there were was no real damage except a few bleeding scratches under my hood
Cranked wrote:
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I had a Gath helmet in the 80s
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Waist high grovel, mostly shutting down.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by BA » Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:05 pm

Give him a break, it’s Fathers Day. He’s been on the beers since 9am.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:01 pm

godsavethequeen wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:11 pm
…there were was no real damage except a few bleeding scratches under my hood
Cranked wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:29 am
I had a Gath helmet in the 80s
ok, ok, its just mild brain damage, nothing to worry about
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Wyre » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:40 am

Big and windy. Too windy, tried my luck at a location similar to - but not as good as, not as busy as - the point with a board far, far too small.

Some solid sets out there
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:26 am

Big sets at Bronte with a crew out. Pretty similar to last week. Had a look at Coogee. Not big enough yet.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:22 am

Probably bigger than yesterday and much cleaner. Saw a couple of excellent thrashings at Bronte and the big right is depositing surfers right in front of the cliffs if they keep going.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:38 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:58 pm
thanks for your concern everyone!
You can pick up Gath's for a pittance on Gumtree/eBay and Facebook marketplace. Sounds like you could use the Jedi model that comes with the drop down visor.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:55 pm

that's it, that's the one I had!
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:56 pm

godsavethequeen wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:00 pm
They’ve replaced it with this one so presumably it didn’t work particularly well

Image

From the reviews. Bloke sounds like he could be your twin, cranked:

“I had a bilateral fracture at C6 when I was dumped some months back so I was looking for some protection when I resumed surfing. This looked to offer what I was looking for at a reasonable price.

From cycling, I know how these should fit to be effective. Based on my measurements a medium should suit and it did. But a large be more comfortable for prolonged sessions in the water and still work well.

I have not been able to wet test it yet because the wind and waves have not been cooperating here in Perth.

I will add to this review if I can when I do.

I am part of a large group of older surfers and we bought these in a batch of four to defray the shipping costs. It is possible that more people in the group may opt to use helmets come the summer”
oh god, outed
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