Testimonial from the Legendary Dan Gavere
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE LEGENDARY DAN GAVERE (Dan was on the US Freestyle Kayak team in '93, '95, '97, '99 and '01 and the Team Manager and Coach for the 3 World Champs in Austria when USA won 2 Gold Medals and basically dominated the event. In 1993 Dan was 2nd place in the Freestyle event which really fuelled his passion and career in paddle sports. After that he did a ton of paddling, photography and moved to production becoming the first full time sponsored freestyle kayaker in the history of the sport.) Dan writes "I am loving the Helmet I wore it virtually everyday last week. 3 days of extreme kayaking on the Little White Salmon here near my house. I love the way the ear vents open and close. They really help from violent flips straight onto my ear while paddling. The water is super cold and I have to wear ear plugs because my ears are 95% closed from surfers ear/exostosis. I love how light the helmet is and the new style is much better than the older style Gath's . I am concerned about how I look while paddling because of my reputation... I paddled with about 30 different people over the 3 days and we had visitors from allover the world and country in town for a big movie premier. Lot were looking at and asking about it. Luckily I didn't have to use and stayed mostly upright the whole time. I also used it for 2 days over the weekend while stand up surfing some rather big waves on the Oregon coast. I really like the visibility out of the helmet and the ear vents open allowed me to have a bit of cooling because I was too hot with all the rubber I was wearing. Everyone loves the color (olive Gedi) and the shape is nice and streamlined. Overall I think you guys have a great product and I am especially stoked on it. I can also see this being a great surf and tow in helmet with the eye shields especially."
US Freestyle Kayak team in '93, '95, '97, '99 and '01