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    Hello,

    I'm looking to purchase a new helmet and have been considering the Bullard UST6, but really like the USTM6 but since I'm a line officer it doesn't come in white. So I really need some input pros/cons of helmets that are currently being used.

    Hope, someone can help.

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    Go with Cairns... leather if you can afford it.

    I have a Bullard UST as a "backup to the backup" helmet, and it is the most uncomfortable lid I have ever owned.
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    [QUOTE=CaptainGonzo]Go with Cairns... leather if you can afford it.

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    Ditto!

    In fact, get a leather even if you can't afford it. You'll be glad you did!




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    I figure I will post it before someone else does

    LEATHER FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

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    And I just wanna post it again for emphasis:

    LEATHER FOREVER!

    But seriously, go with a cairns leather you will be glad you did.

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    I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.
    Isn't Progressive a car insurance company?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Isn't Progressive a car insurance company?

    Did Bou misspell Regressive again??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.
    I was looking at the Morning Pride LiteForce Plus, personally. My department issues Phoenix, they're decent helmets, if a bit easily scratched and dinged. We stick with the "modern" style...though I hear a wear-test may be authorized for traditional styles. Can't say as I'm a fan of that, though. Sorry, East Coasters.

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    Exclamation Bullard Helmets

    MY department HAD been buying the new Bullard UST6 until a couple of months in and we started seeing full depth cracks in the composite shells. We ended up sending better than half of them back to the factory for replacement. NOT buying them now. We have recently bought a new kevlar helmet made by New Zealand I believe. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    I would get progressive and go with the Phenix 1500, non-leather.

    You guys take the bait everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    You guys take the bait everytime.
    Yup... and we still keep getting away!
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    I highly recommend the Paul Conway Classic, or the Conway American Heritage leather.
    Of course though, I am a bit biased.
    Last edited by jasper45; 10-29-2006 at 03:31 PM.

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    Does anyone have experience with the Phenix leathers? A fair share of my friends have Sam Houston leathers, but just for the sake of looking at options, I was wondering if anyone had anything good or bad to say about Phenix's leathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Yup... and we still keep getting away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper45
    I highly recommend the Paul Conway Classic, or the Conway American Heritage leather.
    Of course though, I am a bit biased.
    I'll second that motion. I love my Paul Conway helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanEMVFD
    I'll second that motion. I love my Paul Conway helmet.

    It's okay to love your helmet.. just don't love your helmet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    It's okay to love your helmet.. just don't love your helmet....
    It's alright. Mine hangs on the wall in my living room since I only get to wear it once a year now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    It's okay to love your helmet.. just don't love your helmet....


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