Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Get a Gath Helmet and look like an alien...

Or a G-Force/Voltron extra for anyone who still remembers those beloved after school cartoons. That and Robotech filled my early mornings and afternoons.

Enough with memory lane...I need something to protect the fried eyes from expiring with an extended bout of sun on the water. I thought about Kurtis shades but for the same price I could get a helmet with a crazy visor which also could be a mount for a go-pro camera.

Riding a mat I don't have a shield to block leashless boards zipping to shore so armoring the noggin' is appealing. That last head trauma (caused by a hatchet like action on the part of my own longboard) and ambulance to the er cost more that 2 c-notes, I seem to remember. The bumpy scar on my head agrees. I haven't pulled the trigger yet and may not but I like the idea of being a scary dork on the beach. Being a mat rider I guess that's a given anyway.


  1. Go for it! Didn't Greenough say he talked with aliens? There are those wooden pillars sticking up that you need protection from too. I recall watching Freaky Born almost eat one on a couple of occasions.

  2. Nah, man - I was pullin up to hi-five it!

    Might as well go all the way and get a white Gath and a matching white wetsuit/cape ensemble to go with it. That would be amazing. If anyone drops in on you, you could shout "TRANSMUTE!" and roman candles would fire out of the GoPro. Then Kris and I could invent identities and we could go on missions against Spectra, which spelled backwards is Arverne.

  3. gotta rewatch those to see if they still hold up. a helmet cam is appealing...we'll have to see. i was just daydreaming/window/internet shopping.