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 TM 1mm Vs Gino v3

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PostSubject: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Tue May 31, 2011 8:05 pm

Hi Guys , here are some comparation photos of my Gino v3 helmet and on the right my TM 1mm helmet let me know what you think Smile






































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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Tue May 31, 2011 8:09 pm

All I can say is "WOW"! Awesome helmets Stephen!
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Tue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm

The gina is a lot smaller then? Nice comp pics Smile

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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Tue May 31, 2011 10:19 pm

Yes Mark the VGina is smaller , oh my what iam saying how rude Laughing , any way back on topic it is smaller in size compeard to the TM , its mainly the tubes and back cap which are smaller , need to get some better pics done without the livingroom sofa as a background , still waiting for my new camara , and get some interior shots aswell.
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Tue May 31, 2011 11:09 pm

Nice comparison!
I think that I actually like the look of the TM a little better here...

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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:38 am

Without a doubt the TM looks better in my mind- much sharper and, to me, more accurate- but that may have something to do with me being a TM fan!
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:15 am

simply awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:13 am

All my TMs have been slightly bigger all round than the other helmets (ATA & AP) I have owned. That's why (with my big head) I will always troop in my TM. Looking at the comparison pictures with the TM next to the original SiMan helmet, it actually seems the TM is closer to the correct size.
So what do we put that down to. Stuff like the Gina, ATA and AP are all supposedly casts from originals so is it shrinkage involved in the whole casting process?
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:11 am

neither AP nor ATA are direct casts of an original.
AP is at least one generation down, same goes for ATA (it's a third (fourth) gen cast - it's cast of a CAP, which is cast of a TE (which is cast of the real deal)). If you use the wrong stuff, shrinkage can be massive here!

I guess Gino recast his own moulds for every version offered, so there ought to be a little shrinkage (or even a lot, depending on the process and materials used). Also his moulds were a copy of TEs moulds in the first place, and although he claims he used "high quality casting materials with no shrinkage at all" we can't be sure of that. Pictures show it's a lot smaller than other casts, which would be odd if his moulds were untouched and first gen.
But hey, what do I know? Smile


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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:40 am

I agree with Dan.

I made a comparison between an HIPS Gino's helmet, a CAP W helmet and a TE2 lid.

Gino's helmet is the smallest!
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:28 pm

Verne wrote:
Gino's helmet is the smallest!

Im sure thats not the first time i have read that...

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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:59 am

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:54 am

Spot on Blade
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:43 am

I love em both. The sharpness is so supurb on the TM.
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:45 am

vecspeed12 wrote:
The sharpness is so supurb on the TM.

It's quite striking how much more detail you get out of the thinner material. Here's a comparison shot of my two TM helmets. Look at the areas around the frown and the vocoder.
Left: 1mm Right: 2mm
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PostSubject: Re: TM 1mm Vs Gino v3   Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:44 pm

luv it Rich
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