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Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:59:02 PM »

Evening all.

Been looking for a lid for the coming season and I cannot come to terms with the new Masuri helmets. Im sure others have had this issue since the old style was discontinued.

I wont wear my helmet very often, indoor nets mainly and On our Astro training.

Was looking at spending around 40-60 and have seen both the GM icon geo and GN test opener online in that price bracket.

Just wanted to get peoples thoughts and opinions on both. Pros and cons etc and maybe any other alternates Ive not discovered yet.

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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 08:00:28 PM »

Did you wear one of these for a while @Buzz ?
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 08:13:20 PM »

It will come down to fit but the GM is a great option
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=40141.15
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 08:20:00 PM »

It will come down to fit but the GM is a great option
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=40141.15


Awesome thread. Thanks
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 08:20:19 PM »

Shrey?
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 08:27:05 PM »

Shrey?

Not within my budget mate and reading up a lot of people have been disappointed with the quality
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 08:47:27 PM »

Out of GM, GN and kookaburra I opted for the kook as an entry level helmet, and we stock the 600 model helmet in the shop, offers very good vision and great value in the 40 region. The neck guard is well priced as well at around 12

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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 08:51:33 PM »

Did you wear one of these for a while @Buzz ?

Yes, I liked the GM one, it is a good lid and the fit is good too. Looks a bit like a riding lid though!

However I now use a sports direct masuri...! Cheap and light.

The internal padding is ghastly and I replaced that, I also stuck a titanium grille on it, but that is a different ball game!
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 09:02:08 PM »

Yes, I liked the GM one, it is a good lid and the fit is good too. Looks a bit like a riding lid though!

However I now use a sports direct masuri...! Cheap and light.

The internal padding is ghastly and I replaced that, I also stuck a titanium grille on it, but that is a different ball game!

Sports direct masuri? What on earth?
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2018, 07:02:04 AM »

Just come across this - Ton? Looks basically Masuri-esque and has supposedly passes the standard, decently priced: http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/TON-Elite-Helmet-Helmets-Bottle-Green-150050.aspx
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2018, 07:44:30 AM »

Just come across this - Ton? Looks basically Masuri-esque and has supposedly passes the standard, decently priced: http://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/TON-Elite-Helmet-Helmets-Bottle-Green-150050.aspx


More Shrey than Masuri isn't it? Surprised too that it passes the latest Standard as I thought they couldn't have removable grills... it does look like a decent option though
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Re: Anyone using the GM icon Geo or GN test opener?
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2018, 08:07:26 AM »

More Shrey than Masuri isn't it? Surprised too that it passes the latest Standard as I thought they couldn't have removable grills... it does look like a decent option though
Shrey only copied the design off Masuri in the first place didn't they ;) No requirement for fixed grilles in the new standard afaik, there's loads out there with removable as well. I'm sure Tomtek could tell us more but from what's been made publicly available the only requirement is to pass the impact tests, and manufacturers have interpreted that by removing the ability to adjust the grille as the test would always be carried out with the grille in its' weakest position (ie widest gap), so there's no benefit to having adjustment.
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