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Title: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: leeroy_acko on November 25, 2009, 09:52:16 AM
For ages this morning, when Sangakarra came in to bat. Commenting on how helmets have changed and become more and more lightweight etc...

great publicity!
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 25, 2009, 10:18:35 AM
Cheers Leeroy glad to see its getting some attention now and it was the right decision to change the shell shape so that people notice it as well as the techology inside of it.

Sreesanth has one as well now so if he ever gets into bat you may see him wearing his one!!  :o
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: leeroy_acko on November 25, 2009, 10:23:53 AM
He just batted, but wasnt actually in long enough to notice!
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 25, 2009, 10:26:03 AM
Oh right...what channel is it on? Know its on extracover but didnt know if it was on any of the Sky channels or not?
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: leeroy_acko on November 25, 2009, 10:28:30 AM
Sky sports 1, all the series is I think
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 25, 2009, 10:30:59 AM
Ah right will have to have a look and see then, thanks for the heads up! Shoudl tie in nicely with the new website launch with some publicity being raised
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: leeroy_acko on November 25, 2009, 06:58:32 PM
Sadly, now watching the highlights. Sreesanth wearing a Masuri. You need to pay him more obviously!
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 25, 2009, 11:43:02 PM
maybe but then anything is an improvement if hes not getting paid at all!

The product sells itself to the Pro's as its their livelyhood at stake if they take one in the helmet. In my view it's in their interest to wear the most protective helmet on the market to ensure they are at the safest level available.
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Colesy on November 25, 2009, 11:51:01 PM
Didn't you say during your BSI testing the Masuris dented?
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 30, 2009, 04:25:03 PM
Yes it has a 14mm thick shell but they indented on the ones that were put through, i should stress the obviously still passed though but showed the after effects of being dropped onto a metal anvil and ended up with cavities underneath the cloth.

Perhaps the thick shell is why the players get so hot underneath them as it traps the heat in?! No idea how you would check the way of recording that to prove it though.
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: musama91 on November 30, 2009, 05:56:53 PM
so do CSK and Shreesanth wear them for free?
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 30, 2009, 06:08:32 PM
Havent seen Sreesanth wearing his yet have you?

As far as Im aware we arent paying them anything as its beneficial for them to wear a safer helmet for protecting their livelyhood.
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: musama91 on November 30, 2009, 06:13:26 PM
that is smashing! I thought they were sponsored by you (as in you paid them to use your gear). Im sure more pros will follow - maybe Shreesanth decided to use it after seeing Sangakarra wear one
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 30, 2009, 06:15:57 PM
Yeah we supply them but don't formally sponsor them as we agreed as a copmany not to actively pay players to wear the helmet as its a sense of false endorsement from our view if they are forced to wear it in order to bank a cheque.

Those wearing them have asked for them as they have seen the benefits comparred to what they previously wore in terms of protection and weight etc.
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: peplow on November 30, 2009, 07:02:56 PM
Do you not think many pro's will take the gamble and wear masuri's and albions etc if they are paid to?? as money seems to rule all these days!?!

Hope they dont though and maybe more sensible players will put on an ayrtek for their own good!
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 30, 2009, 08:07:45 PM
As a small start up company its a massive gamble paying out money for pro's to wear you kit as it doesn't guarantee a sales return on the items to make back what has been spent before making any profit.

Woodworm feel for this is a big way and used the Pro's to market their products and subsequently had to sale over 1m of kit before making any profit due to player endorsements, this ultimately led to their downfall.

With the background research and results from the helmets we feel we have enough evidence to warrent the benefits of the helmet of performance rather than having to pay someone to wear it.

If this will pay off or not who knows will have to wait and see!
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Colesy on November 30, 2009, 11:21:58 PM
So essencially the helmet sells itself though the saftey aspect and the design of the product.... No need to sponsor players.
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: raymond on November 30, 2009, 11:53:15 PM
What happened to the albion nxt, did it just bomb?
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: musama91 on November 30, 2009, 11:53:31 PM
so are in the green yet? if not, how many ayrteks will you have to shift to move out from the red?
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 01, 2009, 12:07:32 AM
Musama I'm sure you realise that's not the kind of thing any company would disclose to the general public and even less so over a forum....and i think its measured in terms of red and black anyway  :-\
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 01, 2009, 12:09:32 AM
raymond yeah there are a few about but it wasnt anything special in terms of having a 100+ asking price in my view as it still used the same materials as before and didnt have a USP to justify it being more than other models IMO
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: musama91 on December 01, 2009, 12:12:27 AM
sorry - i know that you shouldnt, but was secretly hoping you would somehow indicate!
Title: Re: Sunil Gavaskar discussing the Ayrtek helmet
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 01, 2009, 12:14:26 AM
lol afraid not....The more people buy the better though, from what i have heard from Leo a few people he has spoken too seem to like them which is always great to hear and will hopefully encourage a few others to consider us as a serious competitor when making their helmet purchase in the near future (fingers crossed)