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Press Release - New Kask Helmet Range

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I got the alveo

 

Yes the Alveo will be lighter, but we match the KASK with the Vertex for build. The Alveo is 340g so only by 80g

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These are integrated ear defender slots. All PPE should be inspected on a daily basis and maintained on a regular basis just like other equipment. This preventative maintenance would help prevent issues of screws coming loose and just falling out. A small dab of lock-tight can easily resolve this issue if it were to persist.

 

 

I just found the plastic bits broke with the slightest impact, lock tight only helped half the problem.

 

Liked the helmet other than that, hope the new ones are as good.

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i am just giving the correct advise on preventive maintenance of equipment to help resolve future issues.

 

It's not the correct advice . Commercial climbers have enough life support stuff to check on top of carrying a screwdriver around ? Correct advice would be to say the manufacturer is aware of the issue and will fix it imminently .

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So when the chain on your chainsaw comes loose you just leave it loose until it comes off!! then blame the saw manufacturer for something that could have been prevented. Yes I agree you do have a lot to check but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure your kit is maintained and ready for use each time you climb. Your climbing helmet is one of the items which does require more checks than other pieces of kit and often it is just taken for granted that its OK. Sorry for trying to promote and encourage safe practice.

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So does this new helmet still have the little screws holding the ear defenders on? The answer to this question will ultimately determine whether I consider buying these helmets or not. You are quite correct that daily checks are essential - this is no excuse for poor design though.

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So when the chain on your chainsaw comes loose you just leave it loose until it comes off!! then blame the saw manufacturer for something that could have been prevented. Yes I agree you do have a lot to check but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure your kit is maintained and ready for use each time you climb. Your climbing helmet is one of the items which does require more checks than other pieces of kit and often it is just taken for granted that its OK. Sorry for trying to promote and encourage safe practice.

 

Checking screws on helmets every day I'm sorry doesn't fall into my safety check before i climb . How many people on here were climbing on the zig zag ( life support) and didn't realise it was compromised ? Climbers fault you are saying ? What's the deal with the ' I'm sorry for promoting safe practise' you addressing imbeciles or something ?

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well i found the screw dropped out of the kask but rte it better than the petzl ones i just used pc screws slightly bigger and haven't had a problem since i would buy another there far more comfortable than my petzl one

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These are integrated ear defender slots. All PPE should be inspected on a daily basis and maintained on a regular basis just like other equipment. This preventative maintenance would help prevent issues of screws coming loose and just falling out. A small dab of lock-tight can easily resolve this issue if it were to persist.

 

 

Thanks for the reply. I did use a dab of lock-tight as recommended by the local dealer, the result was that the plastic integrated slot assembly snapped. As I understand it this has been a common problem on these helmets. I simply asked whether the issue had been resolved or not. This would be the deciding factor in whether I bought another one in the future.

I have to say that I really liked the hat, so (from my point of view) it's a shame that this issue wasn't resolved.

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