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Helmet Talk

Postby 5280MeV » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:56 pm

I would like to hear about wearing helmets on the playa: practical advice, pros and cons of different hardhats and helmets, cool helmet designs and artwork, and stories involving helmets.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:33 pm

:shock:

This thread could take some interesting turns. That's all I have to say about that.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby TT120 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:40 pm

This is the one I'll be wearing:

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:53 pm

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby 48_love » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Wasn't someone talking about gifting circumcisions on the playa? They migth have helmet stories.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Bob » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:06 pm

Only good helmet looks that come to mind are Cary Grant in Gunga Din, and Marvin the Martian.

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby unjonharley » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:36 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image


Is that DOT approved :?: :arrow:
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby 5280MeV » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:25 pm

I am thinking of using this as a blank canvas to paint, add electronics, antlers/horns:

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby lemur » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:37 pm

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sometimes you may need more than just a helmet.....

be very afraid of the lamplighters hockey team.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby TomServo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:41 pm

I brought my M-40 out to the playa a couple years. Great shade, but got hotter than hell, to the touch.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:56 am

I heard of a DOT approved horned helmet. Instead of working today, why don't I google it?
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:59 am

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby unjonharley » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:02 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I heard of a DOT approved horned helmet. Instead of working today, why don't I google it?



I found one.. But it didn't look right.. I'll look again later..
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Mojojita » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:21 am

The best helmet would have flame effects......calling Foxfur.......
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby ygmir » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:40 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:49 am

I could see Savannah rocking that like nobody's business.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Savannah » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks! :D

I admit it . . . I like the outfit on the left. Mostly for the helmet, but one doesn't want to clash.

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:49 pm

ygmir wrote:DA=ROOOOL.................


RRRRR.... I found her first! ;)
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Bob » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:54 pm

A Polar Kool Max system might add some, er, *enhancements* to that bikini.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:52 pm

This guy is my new inspiration:

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He apparently does this at bike races. He doesn't even have a bike - he just runs with that massive rack.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby wh..sh » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:53 pm

1 daft punk helmet please...

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby 48_love » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:01 pm

48_love wrote:Wasn't someone talking about gifting circumcisions on the playa? They migth have helmet stories.


NVM ... the offer was for vasectomies and for next year.
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Elliot » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:09 pm

5280MeV wrote:Image


I once used this style of helmet as the basis for a Very Large hat. (Sorry, no pictures available.) I pop-riveted a steel wire armature to the helmet, and covered the armature with cloth. This style of helmet fits better than a regular bicycle helmet, so weight and wind is less of a problem.

Do beware of the weight of any large headgear. My hat was so heavy I had to move my head very carefully to manage the inertia. Also, beware of heat inside any headgear on the Playa in daytime.

Now build a cool helmet!

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:17 pm

Elliot wrote:
Now build a cool helmet!

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Thanks for the advice - I'm on it!
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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby Bob » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:33 pm

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Re: Helmet Talk

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:21 pm

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Not sure about this... Antlers are wayyyyy heavier than I imagined.

It is also real easy to smash into walls, doors can be an issue, very tricky overall and helmet sort of wobbles around a lot. Not good for dancing.

The metal piece the antlers are screwed/epoxied to can be easily detached and reattached to the helmet.

Looks exactly how I wanted it to by day. Now needs sparkly lights.
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