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10-09-2011, 07:02 AM
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New 7K Bucket

Hey all,

In need of a new helmet, got the old age 8K a few years ago and so the warranty is up now... Need a new one, I like the look of the 7K (Cos it's so much like the 8K it would be appear)

But my question, is it just a rebranded 8K? Cos if so, I'm deffo getting it.. That 11K is just butters....

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Hey all,

In need of a new helmet, got the old age 8K a few years ago and so the warranty is up now... Need a new one, I like the look of the 7K (Cos it's so much like the 8K it would be appear)

But my question, is it just a rebranded 8K? Cos if so, I'm deffo getting it.. That 11K is just butters....
the new 7k is actually the old 6k for the most part...not the 8k.

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The 7K also does not have the Microdial at the back for occipital adjustments

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Oh ok...

But the microdial doesn't bother me, I've found it pretty useless on my 8K...

Thanks for the help though guys

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Hey all,

In need of a new helmet, got the old age 8K a few years ago and so the warranty is up now... Need a new one, I like the look of the 7K (Cos it's so much like the 8K it would be appear)

But my question, is it just a rebranded 8K? Cos if so, I'm deffo getting it.. That 11K is just butters....
Do you mean the HECC/CSA sticker? (Or, since you're in the UK, a different sticker?)

HECC is for the USA only and CSA for Canada. The helmet hasn't 'expired', although some leagues (HECC for USA Hockey for example) require that the helmet not be past the certification date. That date is simply the length of time the safety certification holds up till. Once that date is reached, manufacturers simply do a 3rd party retest to check for safety.

If you're playing rec/drop ins, you don't need to worry about that; although a few years worth of sweat and moisture could generally wear down the foams thus it's advisable (not neccesary) to a replace a helmet every 3 yrs or so.

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Do you mean the HECC/CSA sticker? (Or, since you're in the UK, a different sticker?)

HECC is for the USA only and CSA for Canada. The helmet hasn't 'expired', although some leagues (HECC for USA Hockey for example) require that the helmet not be past the certification date. That date is simply the length of time the safety certification holds up till. Once that date is reached, manufacturers simply do a 3rd party retest to check for safety.

If you're playing rec/drop ins, you don't need to worry about that; although a few years worth of sweat and moisture could generally wear down the foams thus it's advisable (not neccesary) to a replace a helmet every 3 yrs or so.
Yeah, I think it was a HECC sticker. I took it off a while ago, it expired March last year... But as I'm only doing Officiating in the UK I guess it's not essential that I replace it though...

I guess I don't need a replacement then, but I do like the look of the 7K. But, saying that if it's only a 6K in disguise I might give it a pass for the moment.

Thanks a lot for clearing that all up with me though, much appreciated!

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With the EPP foams in the 8K, you're good for a few more years if you're only reffing/playing shinny then

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