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Postby CAVERSCOTTM » Jul 17, 2007 9:19 am

DOES ANYBODY KNOW A GOOD WAY TO KEEP YOUR HELMET FROM DIGGING INTO YOUR HEAD. SOME KIND OF PAD OR SOMETHING TO PREVENT THIS. I HAVE A PETZEL DUO AND I THING THE WEIGHT IS TO MUCH
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Postby JoeyS » Jul 17, 2007 9:27 am

What kind of helmet are you using? Is the padding missing?
A duo should be fairly well balanced, since the headpeice and battery box are separate, so it should not be pulling the front of the helmet down.

Also, maybe the headband is too tight?
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Postby CAVERSCOTTM » Jul 17, 2007 9:45 am

It is a joe brown helemt i bought from bob & bob about 15 years ago at the 1992 nss convention in salem indiana. Mabe i need to update to a newer one.
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Postby Carl Amundson » Jul 17, 2007 9:49 am

You might want to consider a newer (lighter weight) helmet...
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Postby Jonathan » Jul 17, 2007 11:44 am

Joe Brown :) those of us who wear em give up some comfort for the baller status of a cult classic... i agree, i get a headache after several hours with my JB on too.
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Postby adleedy » Jul 17, 2007 12:30 pm

i have a joe brown as well, never wear it though always wear the elios, but my joe brown doesnt seem that uncomfortable. who knows until you wear it for hours though :-)
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Ecrin Rock

Postby JamesCrouch » Aug 3, 2007 1:59 pm

http://en.petzl.com/petzl/SportProduits?Produit=98

this helmet rocks... has quick adjuster wheels for headband and chin strap...
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Postby Casper » Oct 25, 2007 2:35 pm

I have a turtle fur fleece tobogan I wear when my helmet is feeling a bit lumpy (usually after getting a hair cut or on ling trips). Any thin to medium weight tobogan or stocking cap should help. Keeps your head warmer too. When my ears arn't cold I usually feel better all over.
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Re: Ecrin Rock

Postby graveleye » Oct 25, 2007 3:09 pm

JamesCrouch wrote:http://en.petzl.com/petzl/SportProduits?Produit=98

this helmet rocks... has quick adjuster wheels for headband and chin strap...


I like mine, but I would like a pad for the chinstrap - it gets a little uncomfortable under my chin especially if I've shaved that day.
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Postby Cheryl Jones » Oct 25, 2007 6:00 pm

Joe Brown :) those of us who wear em give up some comfort for the baller status of a cult classic... i agree, i get a headache after several hours with my JB on too.

I finally parted with mine, and thus my cult classic status. It was just too heavy, and didn't sit as well on my head as the more modern designs.

Yup, go for a new helmet. But try on a selection before deciding, for each has a bit different fit. And if the suspension system still digs into your head, the knit cap is probably the best solution.

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Postby NZcaver » Oct 25, 2007 6:07 pm

Casper wrote:I have a turtle fur fleece tobogan I wear when my helmet is feeling a bit lumpy...

You wear a toboggan on your HEAD?? :shock: I thought you're supposed to sit in one and slide on the snow. :laughing:

I've used an HB Olympus helmet for years. Robust, lightweight and comfortable.
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Re: Ecrin Rock

Postby cavedoc » Oct 25, 2007 10:35 pm

JamesCrouch wrote:http://en.petzl.com/petzl/SportProduits?Produit=98

this helmet rocks... has quick adjuster wheels for headband and chin strap...


I loved my old Ecrin. I think they made different sizes back then. Now I have the adjustable one and it's uncomfortable with it let all the way out. I"m not looking forward to when I need to where a balaclava for warmth with it. IMO thought it was the largest choice available.
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Postby Casper » Oct 28, 2007 6:19 pm

NZcaver wrote:
Casper wrote:I have a turtle fur fleece tobogan I wear when my helmet is feeling a bit lumpy...

You wear a toboggan on your HEAD?? :shock: I thought you're supposed to sit in one and slide on the snow. :laughing:

I've used an HB Olympus helmet for years. Robust, lightweight and comfortable.



hehee I've been prone to wear many a thing on my head depending on the mood. For sliding a perfer a sled opposed to my head, the neck doesn't seem to take all those bumps as well as it used to.
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Postby NZcaver » Oct 28, 2007 9:06 pm

We were talking helmet choices today with new cavers, and this subject came up. One helmet seemed to be the hot topic - the Petzl Elios. (This is the nice lightweight model with the foam inside.)

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So all you cavers out there with this helmet - how do you like it? Any discomfort, any headaches? :question:
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Postby fuzzy-hair-man » Oct 28, 2007 9:13 pm

NZcaver wrote:So all you cavers out there with this helmet - how do you like it? :question:


Not sure if we had a discussion on it earlier (I'll look in a second) but I remember someone saying with the foam inside your head can get a fair bit hotter than with other designs. :helmet:

Here's some of the hopefully useful helmet related topics:
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=1518&highlight=elios
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=190&highlight=elios
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=1618&highlight=elios
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=4432&highlight=elios (The thread I was thinking of)
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=4796&highlight=elios
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t=3353&highlight=elios
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