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    Default BOURKES vs 4" FACESHIELD round 1

    Which one do think protects you better, and please explain why.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter6585
    Which one do think protects you better, and please explain why.

    there is a nice long thread still fesh from the last battle

    i think the big debate is between bourkes and goggles/glasses

    i think pretty much everyone agrees that regular face shields are junk

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    Ever drop your lid with the 4" facesheld?

    I have... and 99.9% of the time, the face shield breaks.

    "Chief, my faceshield is broken.. can I have another one?"

    "Again?"

    I have the ESS goggles on my N5A, I also have a pair of bourkes that I took off the lid, because goggles and bourkes together are geeky looking.

    I agree with boxalarm, bourkes are cool, not really functional, but cool nonetheless. 4" faceshields suck, as crap can still get into your eyes even if they are down. 4" shields also tends to discolor very quickly, and they melt and become loverly blobs of plastic hanging from the lid.
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    Talking Round 2

    Thanks for all the input. I'm trying to convince our adminstration to switch (or allow) us to wear bourke's insteat of the 4" faceshields. Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions on this matter. Any and all is appreciated. Feel free to email me. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter6585
    Thanks for all the input. I'm trying to convince our adminstration to switch (or allow) us to wear bourke's insteat of the 4" faceshields. Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions on this matter. Any and all is appreciated. Feel free to email me. Thanks in advance.

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    easy. they won't go for it. face shields are only secondary eye protection. bourke's don't even qualify as that according to NFPA.

    tell your admin to issue all members safety glasses that meet NFPA standards. then you can put whatever other secondary protection you want (bourkes, faceshield, saran wrap, etc) ,and still be in full complience on safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    I have the ESS goggles on my N5A, I also have a pair of bourkes that I took off the lid, because goggles and bourkes together are geeky looking.
    Ding-ding-ding...Gonz nailed it. Both Bourks and faceshilds are out. Get some goggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    Ding-ding-ding...Gonz nailed it. Both Bourks and faceshilds are out. Get some goggles.
    Hey, we are talking about real helmets here - how did you sneak in???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF
    Hey, we are talking about real helmets here - how did you sneak in???
    LMAO! I was kinda thinkin' the same thing.
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    Wow. Tough room Bou
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    The funny thing is, I have to keep reminding people in here that I wear a traditional helmet, (with goggles) not a progressive one like the Phenix.

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    You can put bourkes on a Phoenix????
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
    You can put bourkes on a Phoenix????
    Its been done. Seen it at the Phenix factory. They were not amused.

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