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#1 ken88

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:08 AM

Hey,

 

I finally decided to put this helmet net (with band type) on a helmet. I like it a lot, but was wondering if the elastic/neoprene band is fail-safe? Can age affect the elasticity and if so how long can it stay on? Was thinking about leaving it on for a long time... 

 

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Ken

 

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#2 917601

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:18 PM

I have my old jump helmet from 1977, the band has lost all elasticity. It sits fine, but will easily fall off if turned up side down.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:37 PM

Well an original WWII one will be like a iron band, is yours a WWII Band?



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:10 PM

To my knowledge it is a WWII band. I still have the original WWII cardboard tag with instructions. It is tied to the net in the back and like you say is extremely stiff, so stiff you almost need a special tool to make it fit on a helmet kind of stiff, which is exactly why I am asking. I'm worried there's so much pressure it might snap because of the effort it took to get it on. But I presume these bands are so well made snapping won't be a problem. However, I'm worried that over time the elasticity that is left in it will be gone and the band will have taken the shape of the helmet.  



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 01:47 AM

I dont think your band will snap it will just stretch itself out and lose its elasticity and eventually fit loosely, not a totally bad thing as it will still fit on the helmet for display no problem.....mike

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 04:12 AM

To my knowledge it is a WWII band. I still have the original WWII cardboard tag with instructions. It is tied to the net in the back and like you say is extremely stiff, so stiff you almost need a special tool to make it fit on a helmet kind of stiff, which is exactly why I am asking. I'm worried there's so much pressure it might snap because of the effort it took to get it on. But I presume these bands are so well made snapping won't be a problem. However, I'm worried that over time the elasticity that is left in it will be gone and the band will have taken the shape of the helmet.  

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