Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

Black Diamond "STOPPER" Set. (Sizes 4 to 13) - 10 pieces. Comes with a "free" karabiner for racking.   $109.00
16% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Gear Lust / Lost & Found

Rave About Your Rack Please do not post retail SPAM.

 Page 2 of 2. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 36
Author
Helmets?

wallwombat
13/11/2008
9:28:27 PM
I've actually been giving this some thought lately and I think I am going to start wearing my helmet a lot more, when I climb. Maybe all the time.

I have an old Edelrid helmet that I got in 1990. It's like this only it used to be white.



Now I'm thinking of upgrading to something like this. It's a BD Tracer .I figure it's about time.



Last year I bought a Black Diamond Half Dome from Rock Hardware and although it seems like an excellent helmet it doesn't fit my head well and I generally still wear my 18 year old Edelrid.

I suppose the answer is to go to some shops and try on a few different helmets and see which I like?

Der!

Anyone tried the Tracer or the new Petzl helmet?

I'm not taking the piss here. I am serious.

gfdonc
13/11/2008
10:45:32 PM
Rock mag did a survey on helmets a few issues back. You should read it.

(Disclosure of interest: I wrote it).

evanbb
13/11/2008
11:17:56 PM
I seriously can't say enough good things about my Kong Scarab. It's super light, really comfy and has a good solid locking system on the back. I reckon if you're climbing trad and multi pitch there are very few reasons not to wear a helmet. Don't feel ashamed.

wallwombat
14/11/2008
10:27:34 AM
On 13/11/2008 evanbb wrote:
> Don't feel ashamed.

It's not wearing a helmet that I'm ashamed of.

It's all the other stuff.

tnd
14/11/2008
11:12:35 AM
I've got one of the new Petzl Meteor 3 helmets (previously had the Meteor 1, the model featured in the abseiling Mum incident, and for some reason there never was a Meteor 3).

The new Meteor is excellent, light and breathes well and seems a much better construction than the old one. It's encouraged me to wear it almost all the time, sport red-pointing included.
gfdonc
14/11/2008
11:52:57 AM
I confess, after doing the survey I decided I did really like the newer lightweight helmets, and also got myself a Meteor III back in April.

I almost forget it's on, the 200g-odd weight reduction over the heavier Petzl (which I'll still use where durability counts) makes a huge difference in comfort, and the ventilation seems good.

The BD Tracer is comparable but stock levels are very variable. DMM also brought out some new models since the survey.
widewetandslippery
14/11/2008
12:55:24 PM
I always thought playing with your helmet in public was a sign of madness.....

wallwombat
14/11/2008
12:56:53 PM
It doesn't have to be in public.
devlin66
14/11/2008
2:40:50 PM
only if the strap is done up tight!
widewetandslippery
14/11/2008
2:45:00 PM
Ah, the Michael Hutchence method of private helmet playing.

Speaking of which, my work computer won't let me access steakandcheese.com but it shows many helmet issues.
devlin66
14/11/2008
3:02:28 PM
at least he hung around till the end.

ajfclark
Online Now
14/11/2008
4:26:58 PM
On 14/11/2008 devlin66 wrote:
>at least he hung around till the end.

And remembered to buckle up.
devlin66
14/11/2008
5:03:48 PM
and notch it up to bad luck

Cookie
18/11/2008
2:41:30 PM
i just purchased myself a shiney new Black diamond half dome. I never thought i would say it, but it's really comfortable! not too fussed on the purple colour tho :/

anyway, that's my 2c :)

Capt_mulch
18/11/2008
2:47:55 PM
Wallwombat doesn't need a new helmet. He just needs to get thicker skin on his head. Or maybe... this is just a ploy to find a helmet for his missus, to go with his 'looking for a small harness' post.

wallwombat
18/11/2008
3:31:00 PM
On 18/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Wallwombat doesn't need a new helmet. He just needs to get thicker skin
>on his head.

I have thick skin. It says so on another thread.

Seriously, I just thought that 18 years was a bloody long time to be using a helmet and I should retire it.

Also I have that BD Half Dome for the use of anyone else I may take climbing. One size fits all with that baby.

I don't know why I started this thread. I am a bad man and I hardly ever wear a bloody helmet anyway.

 Page 2 of 2. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 36
There are 36 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints