Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT

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Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT

Postby Kevin M. Gamble » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:03 pm

Well,
Sooner or later somebody had to re-issue the Flyaway helmet. Is this a bogus copy, or is it built similar to the originals?

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZjdmjunsei

The auction refers to FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) construction, but I'm no expert on plastics; maybe Duane D. could shed some light.
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Postby Martin Drayton » Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:36 pm

Be interested to see how they come up size-wise? Anyone tried one yet?
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Postby Nick Krest » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:30 am

If you want an almost-perfect replica of a 1978 helmet, complete with fiberglass mat shell, vinyl nitride impact foam, and double D-ring strap fasteners, then those appear to be the ones to get.

However, helmet technology has come a very long way in the last 27 years.
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Postby Lance Marks » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:34 pm

Dangersticks, over at S&B has something in the works. He's working out the details on new and improved Flyaways, completely certified and with larger sizing. Click the link for details.

http://www.skullandbonesskateboards.com ... hp?t=36794
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Postby Carsten Pingel » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:44 am

nice, but 189,-$ ???

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Postby Marc Camelan » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:05 pm

Hi.

I'm really interested in the story of the flyaway helmet. But there is not a lot of informations on them.
Here is anybody who can tell me more about that??

Thanx

PS : and if someone want to sell one : MP
:)
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Postby Gary Saenz » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:01 pm

Von Wolf over on the BDS board is making a new Flyaway.

http://www.bulldogskates.com/Forums/index.html

Go to the "Deep End" forum, then to the "Kanoa® Flyaway® helmets!!!" thread.
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Postby Miguel Marco » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:57 pm

Von Wolf's website:

http://www.kanoasurf.com/

I love mine!

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Postby Marc Camelan » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:03 pm

Thanx for the link Gary. I 've allready seen this forum.

I'm more looking for the history of the helmet ;)

Mig : Very nice pics and nice spot. I pobably gonna contact Von Wolf in a near future :)
( out of subject : I 'm very impatient to have my GS Fullbag deck order with Coneracing!! )
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Postby Marshall Wolf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:40 am

Marc camelan wrote:
I'm more looking for the history of the helmet ;)



Introduced by Kanoa® Surf in 1978, as the signature helmet of the most stylish skateboarder ever.


George "Wildman" Orton has claimed that Tuzo at Kanoa® almost called it the George Orton Flyaway® helmet!

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Lots of races have been won in Flyaway® helmets with many more to come,

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Hackett 2009



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Fiberglass, Metakflake, 100% skateboarding .... and handmade in the USA by ME!


Order one NOW..... please don't take this opportunity for granted.
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Postby Marshall Wolf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:47 am

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Martin sets records in his
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Postby Marshall Wolf » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:29 am

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Classic
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Postby Jani Soderhall » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:03 am

Legendary! Welcome Marshall! And thank's for a great job done! Here's some pictures of me winning the Eurocana Open 1981 wearing my Flyaway helmet. Note how it shines, even in these older B&W pictures.

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The racer with his back turned towards the camera is the other finalist Angelo Zambito, also wearing a Flyaway helmet!

/Jani
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Postby Marshall Wolf » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:09 am

Thank YOU Jani.

Now that's some real Flyaway® history.


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Mr. Johnny Miller in his racing helmet.
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Postby Marc Camelan » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:18 pm

Thanx a lot for the informations Marshall!!

When you siad : "Don't take this opportunity for granted", did you mean that you wanna stop to make flyaway??
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Postby Marshall Wolf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:46 pm

Want to stop? NO

But I can't guarantee that I will continue to make Flyaway®s forever.





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Swedish medium.



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Racer X's new helmet.



The Player's choice. tm
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Postby Robert Gaisek » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:38 am

SOOOOO NICE!!!
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Postby Marshall Wolf » Sun May 16, 2010 8:11 pm

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Robert's... in use.... in Sweden


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Postby Robert Gaisek » Sun May 16, 2010 9:12 pm

.....and I love it!!!
It is very light and even if I´m not that very good at it, I feel like I´m faster than ever.
Will try to get a picture of it in action next session.

Thanks again, Mr Wolf.
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Postby Ulf Haag » Wed May 26, 2010 12:13 pm

Got mine today, same as Robo's but with Bloodred stripes :-)
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Re: Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT

Postby Wesley Tucker » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:15 pm

Well, it's been a while since the new Flyaways were re-issued.

Simple question:

Has anyone suffered a really good bash with one of these helmets and how did it perform?

All the good looks and nostalgia in the world don't mean a thing if it doesn't do the deed as advertised. I am in the market for a new helmet and it looks like I'm spending at least $150 no matter which way I go so might as well consider the Flyaway along with the rest on the market.

(Of course, I realize those who may have not had the best possible result may not be able to respond.)
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Re: Jay Adams Flyaway revived as FLY-HIGH BY EIGHT

Postby Marshall Wolf » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMS-YX014c


FF to 2:00, Flyaway® does the job!

End result of this slam, no skull fracture, no blood, and no KO, in other words he remained conscious.

(he clearly keeps moving after punishing the pavement with his head!)

He did feel the effects of a mild concussion, and the helmet got a crack in it (toast!) but HE would have been toast without a helmet.

Its my opinion that a styrofoam lid would have left him knocked out....

RacerX feels his Flyaway® saved his life !

Diclaimer:

Anything can happen, in any helmet, (SKate at your OWn risk,not ours !)

I am selling helmets, not life / medical insurance.

If you hurt of kill your self or others while using your Flyaway® helmet, its your problem not ours.
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