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Would you invest in a traditional looking helmet with the air liner tech?

Yes
- 50 (87.7%)
No (please state why if possible)
- 7 (12.3%)

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CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« on: March 29, 2018, 06:59:22 PM »

Evening CBFers

Its something I have looked at in the past and am wrestling with resurrecting again if their is an appetite for it.

Essentially it would be a Traditional looking helmet but incorporating the 2 liner types I offer (Tek which is the EPS and AYR which is the air liner). Obviously still looking at advancing the safety offerings in the process as prelim research has been v v positive.

Feedback appreciated as youre the best placed people to poll given the huge demographic we have across the age/ability and geographic locations.

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Thanks in advance.

Tom 
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 07:13:39 PM »

It depends how "traditional looking" it is and, more importantly, what the comfort and visibility are like! 
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 07:21:36 PM »

Conceptually something like the below, vision wise it would follow current design trends by offering a 45mm gap between peak and grille.



Comfort id hope would be superior to other helmets as the air liner offers a unique cushioning system that others dont have. The EPS version would use foam padding the same as the PremierTek range does currently.
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 07:22:55 PM »

I would buy that tomorrow mate
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 07:26:48 PM »


Feedback appreciated as youre the best placed people to poll given the huge demographic we have across the age/ability and geographic locations.


If you can address the issue of visibility, then the shape wouldn't matter. Cricket helmets generally have a very poor visibility and as a batter, I have to move my head up and down to track some deliveries. Ideally, the grill should pose no blockage to the view as if facing a delivery without a helmet.

Ultimately, that's the problem a manufacturer should address: visibility.

Can your helmet provide superior visibility?
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 07:33:22 PM »

I think people don't exactly like the new Masuri helmets but put up with the looks. We all kind of said 'no way' when the first images came out. Now I get the feeling they're accepted not loved.

If you come up with a helmet looking like the older Masuri or even better (IMHO) the Albion 98 but with a more sturdy peak plus fixed grille, you'll be on to a winner (with or without air liner).

I really liked my Ayrtek with AYR but the weight and wanting something more traditional made me change (instead of going the carbon fibre route).

I also like the twin bar idea. Is there a patent on that?
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018, 07:36:14 PM »

Conceptually something like the below, vision wise it would follow current design trends by offering a 45mm gap between peak and grille.



Comfort id hope would be superior to other helmets as the air liner offers a unique cushioning system that others dont have. The EPS version would use foam padding the same as the PremierTek range does currently.

Love that!! Need a new lid as my Masuri Ive had for years is well passed it . Cant get on with the new ones as they are just too heavy. Stupidly sold my Ayrtek lid after a poor run of form with the bat, went back to the old Masuri as it was more familiar. More than happy to test any samples with a ti grille!

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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 07:46:48 PM »

Conceptually something like the below, vision wise it would follow current design trends by offering a 45mm gap between peak and grille.



Comfort id hope would be superior to other helmets as the air liner offers a unique cushioning system that others dont have. The EPS version would use foam padding the same as the PremierTek range does currently.

I think these would fly off the shelves Tom.

As others have said a lot of people don't get on with the new style Masuri's but are maybe put off the Arytek because of the styling so if you made it look like an old school Masuri with Arytek comfort and safety then you are definitely on to a winner.
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 07:58:11 PM »

I would buy one but i think you will sell hundreds. Particularly with the other innovations like reebok pump and colour options.
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 08:03:03 PM »

Id take one
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 08:05:46 PM »

Ive said yes as love the look! Probably a no in practice as have a custom being finished from you currently mate.

If you can get the same sizings covered with these as the current Ayr range then I think they would sell well.

Maybe do a trial with just the Ayr range to see as the foam maybe isnt offering that much that isnt there already?
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 08:14:41 PM »

Tom you should crowd fund your first batch...

P.s. I am no lid designer, but I think your peake will need to be a bit thicker...
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 08:16:30 PM »

Most certainly. Would it be cloth covered?
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 08:17:52 PM »

Id give that design a go Tom, if you need some to get some test ones let me know
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Re: CBF Trad v Rad Poll
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 08:21:12 PM »

Tom you should crowd fund your first batch...

P.s. I am no lid designer, but I think your peake will need to be a bit thicker...

That was my thought process in all honesty but Ive got no experience in the area so would have to look at the viability of it.
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