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Albion comeback
« on: August 13, 2021, 06:47:18 AM »

Going through the Albion and Albion X FB pages it seems they are just about to relaunch. Haven't heard anything from them in years but have been active recently on both those pages, with one post stating they are developing a new helmet (hopefully its better than the effort they put in on the NXT model). Also shown a glimpse of some softs which aren't very exciting themselves but at least shows they might be coming back from the dead.

https://imgur.com/a/jqaVmV8
https://imgur.com/a/VFMGwMu

Hopefully not a false dawn as I preferred the rounder shapes of their helmets.
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2021, 07:49:55 AM »

Someone would have purchased the name trying to resuscitate the brand, tough gig unless they have very deep pockets.
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2021, 03:08:06 PM »

Would be interesting to see their new helmet designs, if they do make a comeback.
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2021, 04:47:18 PM »

The gloves really are that nice at all. Would be a big mistake to go to market with those as a first attempt
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 03:18:19 AM »

Bit of a letdown, looks like old stock that's had a new earguard whacked on. Still using screws. The whole marketing of 'albion x' has been a bit strange tbh.

Don't think this is going to spring them back into the mainstream, and if it is just the old shells with a new guard not sure how it would pass the new standards.

https://imgur.com/a/Goos8Kn
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 03:54:02 AM »

Bit of a letdown, looks like old stock that's had a new earguard whacked on. Still using screws. The whole marketing of 'albion x' has been a bit strange tbh.

Don't think this is going to spring them back into the mainstream, and if it is just the old shells with a new guard not sure how it would pass the new standards.

https://imgur.com/a/Goos8Kn

Old shells with new guard doesn't necessarily mean safety is same as old. I hope they can pass the safety regs.
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2021, 06:23:46 AM »

Bit of a letdown, looks like old stock that's had a new earguard whacked on. Still using screws. The whole marketing of 'albion x' has been a bit strange tbh.

Don't think this is going to spring them back into the mainstream, and if it is just the old shells with a new guard not sure how it would pass the new standards.

https://imgur.com/a/Goos8Kn

seems like they want you to change grill type with the screws - but they are not adjustable - so they fit the regs???

and agree - they look like 1990s shells - very odd
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2021, 06:30:17 AM »

https://www.albionsports.com/page/cricket

looks like these are still available - or have been relaunched?

elite pro was a great helmet!
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2021, 08:50:29 AM »

That peaks gonna need beefing up if it wants to keep out a ball at 64mph for 60cm away during testing.
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2021, 08:51:57 AM »

https://www.albionsports.com/page/cricket

looks like these are still available - or have been relaunched?

elite pro was a great helmet!

Wasnt great during testing we were shown as an industry when at L'boro though which was why they ended up fading from the market as it struggled at 30mph.
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Re: Albion comeback
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2021, 10:07:36 AM »

Wasnt great during testing we were shown as an industry when at L'boro though which was why they ended up fading from the market as it struggled at 30mph.

ouch that doesn't sound good - i suppose i was a little biased - they were the only helmets i could ever get on my rather large head - a masuri 'one size fits all' just use to sit on top of my head  :D :D
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