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    I'm interested in getting a traditional style helmet. Does anyone have any recomendations? I am looking into the leather ones but I am leaning towards the traditional looking composits. I could use some suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Nobull911

  • #2
    Go with Cairns 1010. I have a bullard and personally don't like it. I wouldn't recommend going through Gall's either. I had trouble with a rachet and Gall's would not stand behind anything. They wanted me to buy a new helmet. The Cairns is a good choice. Leather is nicer but also cost alot more!
    Can't go wrong with traditional style!

    Stay safe,

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    • #3
      If you invest the money in an older style leather[one that doesn't have the adjustable head ratchet]you will have a helmet that will last you a lifetime and will quickly become your most comfortable and cherished possession. It will feel like a part of you once you tune it to your liking.

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      • #4
        I would recommend a Carines 1010. Fairly lightwieght, comfortable, and easily broken in.

        Let us know what you decide to go with..


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        • #5
          If you are looking to go with composites, get with Cairns.
          Personally, Leather is better, plastics meant for toys. If properly cared for they will last your career and beyond.
          Good luck shopping.

          "Leather forever"

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          • #6
            Morning Pride's traditional helmets are lighter than any of the ones mentioned so far. We wear Bullard, but I'd wish we'd go with the Pride's.

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            • #7
              Look into the Paul Conway helmets. Excellant fit and great looking, they do both leather and composites. I'll never go back to comps though, Leather Forever. www.paulconwayshields.com


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              • #8
                It cracks me up when people say "I'll never use anything but leather helmets" The Department I work for issues 1010's and will not let us use leather. What would you do look for another job? LOL As long as the helmet meets the safety standards who cares if its plastic, leather, or paper. Just funning, but you get me point. It's the person in the helmet that makes the difference.

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                • #9
                  I LIKE THE MORNING PRIDE (BEN FRANKLIN).
                  IT IS LIGHT WEIGHT AND FITS THE HEAD WELL.
                  FULLY ADJUSTABLE REACHET IN THE BACK.

                  I ALSO FOUND THAT THE F.D.N.Y. USES THEM ALSO.

                  GOOD LUCK HINK

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                  • #10
                    I have a Bullard Firedom, and personally i like it. It fits my head well and isn't too heavey. Leather is nice but also expensive, i think that the leather New Yorker and leather Houston look kinda funny because they have a big dome and they sit high on your head; but they are still cool. Whatever you people do don't buy one of those new cockpit helmets, they don't provide any protectin to the back of your neck.
                    If you are looking for a nice helmet at an affortable price look in a Darley's catalog,
                    Bullard Traditional Firedome
                    *w/goggles or 4" faceshield
                    *leather front included
                    *w/engraved eagle
                    $209.00 + shipping and handling

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                    • #11
                      Definitely leather, HHoffman feels it is the man in the helmet, well that is true but a leather helmet is one of man's best friends.

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                        [This message has been edited by lumpy649 (edited 02-05-2001).]

                        [This message has been edited by lumpy649 (edited 02-05-2001).]

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                        • #13
                          I've stated my preference for leather in the past... and as long as the choice is mine, LEATHER FOREVER! But if the choice were taken from out of my hands, I'd wear what was issued... whatever it may be. Thank goodness I can decide for myself, though. And my Deptartment does offer the Cairns 1010. Great helmet... it beats the living hell out of the Bullards that we were issued for a while. But still... good luck on prying that leather from my cold dead hands...

                          [This message has been edited by lumpy649 (edited 02-05-2001).]

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                          • #14
                            No doubt leather is the way to go...but only CAIRNS (MSA?). No the junk the other companies are trying to sell. As far as composites, leave the Cairns in the box, or better yet, put one on each side of a barbell, and work on getting your bench up! Go for the Morning Pride Ben Franklin II. make sure it is the Benn 2, not the original rubber coated crap.

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                            • #15
                              N5A New Yorker. BLACK. PERIOD.

                              Paint it any other color (except white for CHIEF officers) and you are committing a felony.

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