Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

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Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

Post by Boop » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:20 pm

Like a sign on your head saying "look at me, look at me" or a nice alternative to the off the shelf same colour as helmet/visor norm?

Do they make the pilot look a twonk or good?

Is it me or is it mostly the elite (or those that are quite literally a legend in their own lunchbox) paddlers who do this?

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Post by dan-gilbert » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:28 pm

I would assume that its because they have broken/snapped off the original visor which Im pretty sure is the same colour and just replaced it with any one they can get their hands on.

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Post by clarky999 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:40 pm

Maybe they just like lots of colours..?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:05 pm

When the Rockers first came out, the single colours, looked a little strange in photos and on film, especially the white one. A kinda lack of contrast, in the colours, which was not the same in the original Sweet Holy Diver, that had a black visor, and so I changed mine to black and have pretty much . The following year with the arrival of the first coloured Rockers I kept the black visor. Dave Carroll, swapped out his white peak on the orange helmet, and after which I have seen no end of colour options since 2007, some nice, others well odd. Yet for sure they are a great personal expression on a popular product.

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Post by Pete C. » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:19 pm

I'd like a white rocker with orange visor so I could pretend I was a duck.

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Post by scottdog007 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:20 pm

2 of my mates bought different colours of Sweet Rockers and swapped the peaks over with each other. Just makes them a little different from the norm, I don't see anything wrong with that.

Alas the Sweet Rocker is one of the best helmets out there and there are just not enough different colours to make yourself different or identifial in a group.

It's a bit like; in Germany everyone has either BMW, Audi or Mercedies. They all look the same. So to make a difference they stick different alloys on them.

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:22 pm

scottdog007 wrote:Alas the Sweet Rocker is one of the best helmets out there and there are just not enough different colours to make yourself different or identifial in a group.
The half cut Rocker makes it return this year, at the cost of no full cut version.

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Re: Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

Post by Adrian Cooper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:27 pm

Pete C. wrote:I'd like a white rocker with orange visor so I could pretend I was a duck.
If you had a black Strutter with a black peak, you could be a stealth duck. Oh .....................

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Post by Boop » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:23 pm

A duck style helmet, that could just work. Plus orange is the obvious colour choice of the bill.....I mean visor. Or a black duck but stll with an orange beak....I mean visor.
You could consider other bird types too such as geese and swans. Orange (or yellow) bill....I mean visor plus a white or black head....I mean helmet.

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Post by Chris_Eastabrook » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:36 pm

Pretty sure I'm sporting the Mallard.

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Re: Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

Post by Adrian Cooper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:21 pm

What a fashion faux pas! Lemon yellow rather than cadmium to match the boat. The shame!

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Post by Pete C. » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:04 pm

I see this year's kit's a bit different: http://www.sweetprotection.com/whitewat ... hc&pid=345. And - more importantly - no 'duck bill' colour as standard. Hmph.

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:05 pm

Adrian Cooper wrote:What a fashion faux pas! Lemon yellow rather than cadmium to match the boat. The shame!
That might be one of the oddities I was referring too above.

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Post by 4x4maddog » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:59 pm

Didnt really like the visor on my rocker it annoyed me not sure why i just took it off, it does a rubbish job of stopping the sun anyway so i dont see the point of it.

Did wonder about the colour swaps in the few pics iv seen! Is it like when you go to the rugby and the opposite fan offers a shirt trade you cant refuse it?

That would be a pretty funny kayak tradition to start Rocker peak swapping, only 2 rules you can only swap for colours that dont match your helmet and you cant refuse a swap! Whos with me? (Il hunt my peak out of the shed for my next paddle)

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Post by thetangoman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:00 pm

I started with a contrasting visor after snapping the original visor off my red rocker. I have now replaced the my old rocker with a new one, and transferred the contrasting visor across.

The contrast makes it easier to spot me in low-light conditions as well as to identify me on a river where everyone is wearing identi-kit rockers.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:25 pm

I have wood effect on my rocker's "S". The rest of you guys are just playing catch up.

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Come on, get with the times. ;)

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Post by p.r.unicycles » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:20 pm

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Re: Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

Post by Jon F » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:46 am

If anyone wants a white visor let me know!

Brand new never used

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... or#p625640

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Re: Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

Post by Tea Boy Tom » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:41 pm

Contrast visors are so passe... Interesting vinyl colours in the black swoopy Ss are the way ahead. Nick Horwood normally has some radical set up. Personally, I opt for yellow and black stripes to add a little vim...

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Re: Sweet Rockers with contrasting visors....why?

Post by sprintpaddler » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:54 pm

I think the way ahead is to buy a red Rocker, then a blue visor, & then spray the whole lot in dayglo yellow! To me it looks great ( my dad was colour blind & probably me too ), & of course it`s a safe colour, but others opinions have been mixed. If asked about it, I say it`s the new prototype for 2013. Sorry Sweet!!

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