Given that there is nothing "authentic" except for the tag end of our time
window, the starting point for helmet conversations should be data. I
At 12:13 3/5/2001 -0500, Hamburglar wrote:
> > There were two Camps.. The boingy foam SkidLid proponents versus the
> > crushable foam gang, Bailen, Bell and I think MSR (Mountain Safety
> > We know who won. But SkidLid didn't go out without a lot of rhetorical
>The Bailens (IIRC) were more like hard hats or climbing helmets. That is a
>hard shell with a suspension system that you stick you head into. A good
>system for protecting your head from projectiles but not good for protecting
>your head from the ground.
> > Of course then there was the Oh so conformable Brancale hard plastic
> > Maybe that is where the affectionate term "sweat bucket" came from!
>Not only that but they were ugly.
> > Dale Brown