> What about replacing the elastic on the back of the mask that holds
> mask to your head?
> I would love to see something that is easy to adjust and fasten,
> instead of an elastic with Velcro to hold things together...
> Lighter would indeed be a nice improvement. Carbon sounds good, and is
> still an electrical conductor. Titanium could also be an option, but
> that would probably make the mask way to expensive...
The material would still have to give a little. Otherwise the force of
someone lunging at you could break their sword surely? It would be
similar to someone hitting a lump of reinforced concrete with a sledge
hammer - the jarring effect goes right up your arm and in some cases,
can break the handle of the hammer...
I could have sworn I read somewhere that Carbon fibre dies very quickly
when subjected to sunlight.
As far as lighter goes, I prefer what I'm wearing to have a noticable
weight to it. Muscles will increase to compensate soon enough, and in
the meantime, the body also has to increase stamina. That's just a
I agree the Velcro is a bad idea. It gets into long hair, it comes
undone easily, it wears too fast. It's just annoying. The helmet I have
currently has just an elastic strip straight across the back. Ideally,
when you buy the helmet, assuming you have bought the right size, the
elastic is enough to keep it on your head.