I have a lot more experience speedflying than base. But for both I have always worn a full face that is qualified for entry requirements for the downhill MTB events. They have to be up to good a good standard to be allowed in those events. I use a Bell Drop, because it was very cheap, and provides good certified protection and gives the best open field of view of the full faces i tried.. It did save my face speedflying once when i took a long tumble. It is also stronger than a lot of the slightly lighter carbon fibre alternatives in tests. Not to mention you can pick up end of year models for nothing.
I don't think everyone needs to wear a helmet, to each their own, but i want to be wearing a good one when i fuck up.
I also wear full body armour when speedflying or base, but in the few big wall bases i have done i did not wear an armoured jacket as I found it fucked up my tracking a bit.
Disclaimer - I am a beginner in base.
(This post was edited by MrHey on Feb 10, 2016, 8:58 AM)
Get a real helmet that has impact/crash certification (ce/en, snell, astm and so on). Bike and ski helmets are your best options :) Skydiving helmets are nothing more than fancy camera mounts and while they might make you look cool and your freefall more comfy, they offer no impact protection what so ever. They are nothing more than over priced shells with a liner...
Some good info on impact certification: http://www.xsportsprotective.com/pages/helmet-certification-guide
I use a Fox MTB helmet and love it...its super light and comfortable and offers great protection. Most of the guys I jump with just wear a cheap protec helmet but personally I'll spend the extra to protect my melon
he's lonely and just looking for attention.....his boyfriend probably dumped him for a skydiver who's wearing a g3
Nope long story short is if you use a g3 for the purpose of head protection your stupid ...they are shit and yeh a camera holder thats about it...... anything like a skateboard helmet or something actually approved for impact is going to be better...thats what i use and there about $30....not 2million$ like the g3
+1 for Fox full face mtb helmet. Good protection, comfy, lightish, excellent field of vision, great price... skydive helmets aren't gay... they are lame a.f! so expensive and no protection... but welcome to the cool jumpers club if you got one.
i will stop shitstirring the full facers out there ok...but yep seriously the expensive skydive helmets arent even suitable for someone falling off a skateboard at a slow speed.....i was stupid once and bought a tonfly skydive helmet...still have it.. but for speedflying or base i use a cheap skateboard style helmet....im not biased just realsitic skydiving helmets obviously have no safety standards to pass etc (im guessing) and they just make anything...which is usually just a thin plastic shell with no impact foam or any cushioning effect for your brain....if they where tested for any standards like even required for legal bicycle use they would fail