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The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:25:17 AM »
Skateparks in HK are bringing in a new helmet rule.

So we will be sweating away in 40 degree temperatures with 100% humidity and now with a helmet on...

Are there any out there which are really really light?(like a hat). I don't care about their protective value at all.

I used to rock a Toys are Us job in Japan.

Any ideas?
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 09:22:40 AM »
It was a helmet similar to this that was extremely light i used to borrow his to skate the vans indoor park in orange county.  My buddy ordered one from ccs back in 2001 when burnquist cab etc had pro model ones. This is the updated version i believe so it should be way lighter than ones in 01.  This one is called the pro-tec ace skate


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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 09:28:27 AM »
It was a helmet similar to this that was extremely light i used to borrow his to skate the vans indoor park in orange county.  My buddy ordered one from ccs back in 2001 when burnquist cab etc had pro model ones. This is the updated version i believe so it should be way lighter than ones in 01.  This one is called the pro-tec ace skate



I second this. Basically, you want to find a soft shell helmet and I think Pro-Tec makes the best one. Way lighter and less hot on your head. Or, you could do what I see a lot of old-timers do which is wear one of those baseball type helmets. It's less bulky and looks just dumb enough to be rebellious in an 80's kind of way.

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 10:56:27 AM »
coaching helmets are the way to go

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 11:11:03 AM »
just plastidip your beanie homie

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 12:15:03 PM »
who remembers these gems?


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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 02:51:30 PM »
Skateparks in HK are bringing in a new helmet rule.

So we will be sweating away in 40 degree temperatures with 100% humidity and now with a helmet on...

Are there any out there which are really really light?(like a hat). I don't care about their protective value at all.

I used to rock a Toys are Us job in Japan.

Any ideas?


I thought helmet rules were a litigious American thing?



The Burnquist helmets were pretty light. Aren't the S1 helmets made out of bike helmet foam?

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 02:53:03 PM »
I'd be surprised if you didn't already have something like this laying around:



Or just say 'fuck it' and wear a rugby helmet. I'm not being facetious; they're light and form fitting so you'll probably be more comfortable.


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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 10:42:58 PM »
Cheers some good ideas. The baseball style ones look light. I was even thinking of buying a climbing helmet...

http://www.outdoorplay.com/Petzl-METEOR-III-Plus-Rock-Climbing-Helmet?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=productads#back

Really hoping that they don't properly enforce this rule. I wonder why they never bother to ask the people who actually skate what they think?
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2014, 11:11:02 PM »
who remembers these gems?



http://www.tactics.com/capix/skatecap-skate-helmet/grey-white-red
they're still around. i remember thinking those were the coolest helmets as a kid
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 11:25:50 PM »
What I've done is rip out the shell from a hard lined helmet and worn just that with the padding on the inside and use a shoelace as the strap. Construction helmets with helmet padding glued in instead of the wierd fitting plastic also works. I agree with the rugby helmet idea though too. That or one of those over the ears helmets (wrestling/70's skate/old football style)...Always thought those looked sick
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 03:09:32 AM »
who remembers these gems?



http://www.tactics.com/capix/skatecap-skate-helmet/grey-white-red
they're still around. i remember thinking those were the coolest helmets as a kid

Those look pretty light and are cheap. Ventilation though?

I've been looking at stuff like this today:



They're expensive though.

Has anyone tried these type of helmets?

The Protec stuff looks way too helmet like for me (meaning I'd like something I can ignore).

It is pretty dumb really, I'm no Danny Way.
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 04:58:19 AM »
triple 8 sweatsaver linings get good reports from fellow old farts who I skate with


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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2014, 08:30:20 AM »
If any of you are interested in getting one similar to Gonz's one with the ears.....check kyacking....

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2014, 08:06:59 AM »
who remembers these gems?



http://www.tactics.com/capix/skatecap-skate-helmet/grey-white-red
they're still around. i remember thinking those were the coolest helmets as a kid

Those look pretty light and are cheap. Ventilation though?

I've been looking at stuff like this today:



They're expensive though.

Has anyone tried these type of helmets?

The Protec stuff looks way too helmet like for me (meaning I'd like something I can ignore).

It is pretty dumb really, I'm no Danny Way.

that second helmet is like a black diamond climbing helmet haha. I'm sure it would work, and it looks like ventilation is covered, but idk about how it would feel, as climbing helmets seem to run small, so you might wanna get a bigger size

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2014, 10:11:22 AM »
Smith optics actually makes some really light and we'll ventilated helmets.

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2014, 02:55:54 PM »
TSG makes the lightest helmet, dont remember the name of it tho

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2014, 05:45:49 PM »
If any of you are interested in getting one similar to Gonz's one with the ears.....check kyacking....

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2014, 01:31:13 PM »
Could always just wear a baseball cap and put some thin as hell foam in it

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2014, 01:53:10 PM »
Good for when you're hungry

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Hiding from the cops?

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2014, 08:19:57 AM »
Good for when you're hungry

Thirsty?

Hiding from the cops?

Look out, Danny Way and Josh Swindell are having a catch up!


The first one actually looks quite comfortable and effective.
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2014, 06:49:13 AM »
^^not to mention delicious.

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2014, 06:23:19 AM »
Bumping this because it seems HK government are serious about the new helmet law.

I'm thinking one of these two.

http://[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmn94J2_AXo#]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmn94J2_AXo[/url]



Basically the protection thing is not an issue, I just want something I can ignore and that looks like a skating helmet (this is key, as they won't allow you to wear cycling helmets...)

I figure the second one looks more like a skate helmet? Both of these weigh fuck all, which is what I want.

Anyone have any experience of these? I don't climb.

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2014, 01:14:03 PM »
Just get a protec classic. Light, cheap, and helmet looking.

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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2014, 01:43:04 PM »
Still looking about the net.

I found these:

http://flyawayhelmets.com/

They look rad but I'm not sure how light they are. Does anyone have one?

Protec helmets seem to be weighing in around 350/400 grams which seems heavy to me.

Those climbing jobs are under 200g.

You would think someone would make a really light skate helmet that offers a bit of protection.

May be I'm just fussy, but I'd say weight, comfort, safety is more my order of priorities...
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Re: The lightest and easiest to ignore helmet
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2014, 08:56:18 PM »
Those Kanoa's are way too much money. Just get a pro-tec or a s-one. How often are you really going to wear it.