Posted by: lackge on Mar-16-13 9:44 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Anybody have experience with any of the WSRI helmets? They appear to have a number of nice safety features, and the NRS fitting video makes it look like they are easy to adjust to various head sizes. Are they durable? Do the fitting inserts stay in place as the helmet is used for a while? Thanks for your input. George
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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Posted by: Dr_Disco on Mar-16-13 10:00 PM (EST)
i've seen a couple fail|
Posted by: zzz on Mar-17-13 12:49 AM (EST)
one i saw the shell rip apart and cut the guy's head, the other he took a hit and he came away with a golf ball sized lump, with the shape of a rivet right in the center of it. IMO, they are crap unless you are sticking to class I-II. Sweet are the best, but expensive. Shred Ready are also pretty good.
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Posted by: t.george on Mar-17-13 7:25 AM (EST)
I got a new coabon and got the fit good, very comfy; had it on and got rolled while surfing and the buckle broke. Needless to say if the helmet won't stay on while surfing you can't count on it being there in rougher conditions.
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Posted by: seadart on Mar-17-13 5:56 PM (EST)
Surprising that they're having problems |
Posted by: ezwater on Mar-18-13 2:11 AM (EST)
The company was formed after the son of the WRSI founder died on the North Fork of the Payette in a helmet-related incident. The son was reputedly a good kayaker, but the North Fork is very fast, turbulent, and rises above class 4 in several places.
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Posted by: lackge on Mar-18-13 11:57 AM (EST)
concerning the WSRI helmets. I do appreciate your advice. I am definitely going to look elsewhere than WSRI for my replacement helmet. George
Posted by: jesse59 on Mar-21-13 5:24 PM (EST)
As a result, ProTec no longer markets their helmets for watersports. You'll see them labeled for bike, skate, and snowsports only.
Posted by: suiram on Mar-18-13 12:24 PM (EST)
Even though all helmets manufacturers claim sublime fit for a variety on noggins, they are being less than sincere.
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Posted by: jesse59 on Mar-18-13 4:30 PM (EST)
I've owned a WRSI helmet for around 3 or 4 years. Overall i like it. I had one piece of foam come unglued. No big deal. No buckles broke or anything like that. One gripe would be that i find it a bit heavy. I have the plastic version. But the fit is nice and comfy and it stays put in the surf and rolling. I like the style and comfort.
Posted by: glendorado on Mar-18-13 4:52 PM (EST)
experience with WSRI, but I have a shred ready & really like it. Run up to class IV & had some impacts, no problem. Comfortable & have had no issues. Mine was about $130. Sweets are best (in my opinion) but are spendy.
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Posted by: tdaniel on Mar-21-13 8:16 PM (EST)
Posted by: windwalker on Mar-21-13 10:29 PM (EST)
No problems with mine|
Posted by: pikabike on Mar-22-13 3:28 PM (EST)
Got it 3 years ago. Fits better than the other one I had before. Have had some head bumps and scrapes on rocky river bottoms and ocean surf sandy bottom. Nothing major, though.