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Fashionistas and online shoppers- Brown GPA first lady?

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  • Fashionistas and online shoppers- Brown GPA first lady?

    Any idea where I could get one online? I can't seem to find one for sale online from a retailer in the US.

    Anyone out there have any suggestions?

    I'm well overdue for a new cap, and my chocolate tall boots are begging for a matching helmet.
    friend of bar.ka.

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    http://www.equiporium.co.uk/gpa-firs.../prod_827.html

    But, it isn't ASTM approved/recognized..

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      Originally posted by KateD View Post
      http://www.equiporium.co.uk/gpa-firs.../prod_827.html

      But, it isn't ASTM approved/recognized..
      Let me play devil's advocate for giggles & haha's just because it's Sat nite & I've got nada going on - Is that cert any less then the American one? What about when foreign riders come to show here - their helmets aren't going to be ASTM, which our show rules say helmets should be, but clearly they're fine.

      And I'd go all out & get the brown leather one.

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        Originally posted by Lucy17 View Post
        Let me play devil's advocate for giggles & haha's just because it's Sat nite & I've got nada going on - Is that cert any less then the American one? What about when foreign riders come to show here - their helmets aren't going to be ASTM, which our show rules say helmets should be, but clearly they're fine.

        And I'd go all out & get the brown leather one.
        Fair enough, I just wanted to point it out incase it mattered to the OP! I know most helmets have both certifications but it is something to think about.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KateD View Post
          http://www.equiporium.co.uk/gpa-firs.../prod_827.html

          But, it isn't ASTM approved/recognized..
          Yeah, it is... Go look at the listing on Dover's website. It doesn't say so on the European website because they have their own certification system. All GPA helmets are ASTM certified.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lrp1106 View Post
            Yeah, it is... Go look at the listing on Dover's website. It doesn't say so on the European website because they have their own certification system. All GPA helmets are ASTM certified.
            My bad!

            Other than the leather First Lady's right? I thought that was the reason they weren't available yet in NA...
            Last edited by KateD; May. 25, 2013, 11:49 PM. Reason: adding

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            • #7
              Get the leather brown First Lady! The logo is gold instead of silver and I drool all over it!
              Mendokuse

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KateD View Post
                My bad!

                Other than the leather First Lady's right? I thought that was the reason they weren't available yet in NA...
                Every GPA helmet meets ASTM safety standards, among others. I attended a presentation (?) that GPA gave when the First Lady debuted in NA. The leather First Lady is ASTM approved.

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                • #9
                  GPA Info

                  We are the Distributors for GPA.

                  To Clarify: All GPA helmets made for the North American Market are ASTM. However the helmets made for the European Market are NOT. They are made to a different standard. Therefore helmets bought in Europe to not meet North American Rule.

                  Regarding the Brown First Lady. We stock Black and Navy. The Brown can be special ordered but delivery is approx 12 weeks. If Demand warrants we will stock it in the future.

                  Thanks for your interest in GPA.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frantisi View Post
                    We are the Distributors for GPA.

                    To Clarify: All GPA helmets made for the North American Market are ASTM. However the helmets made for the European Market are NOT. They are made to a different standard. Therefore helmets bought in Europe to not meet North American Rule.

                    Regarding the Brown First Lady. We stock Black and Navy. The Brown can be special ordered but delivery is approx 12 weeks. If Demand warrants we will stock it in the future.

                    Thanks for your interest in GPA.
                    A bit of a tangent question, but are you able to order in replacement visors for the Speed Air? My one speed air has a broken clip so the visor pops off all the time (hence why I had to get a new one...sigh) and the only place I was able to find one online was from an Australian retailer. On that same note, do the Speed Air and First Lady visors fit the helmet in the same way (ie, are they interchangeable)?

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                    • #11
                      Not to advocate breaking the rules or anything, but I wouldn't imagine that any steward would request that you remove your *obviously a GPA* helmet and show him/her the certification tag.

                      Best to have a backup helmet, though, just in case!

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                      • #12
                        The Speed Air Evolution visors are replaceable and replacement visors are available through any GPA dealer. The First Lady visor is not replaceable and therefore not exchangeable with the Speed Air Visor. The First Lady Visor is attached between the inner and outer shell.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Frantisi View Post
                          We are the Distributors for GPA.

                          To Clarify: All GPA helmets made for the North American Market are ASTM. However the helmets made for the European Market are NOT. They are made to a different standard. Therefore helmets bought in Europe to not meet North American Rule.

                          Regarding the Brown First Lady. We stock Black and Navy. The Brown can be special ordered but delivery is approx 12 weeks. If Demand warrants we will stock it in the future.

                          Thanks for your interest in GPA.
                          Interesting! Now, let me ask you - who has the stricter standards? ASTM or the Euro? I'm sure a google search and 20 mins would probably find my answer, but let's face it, I really should be working and not messing around on COTH, plus you're the expert.

                          Yes, I'm totally going tangent on this thread - Sorry! I just think it's interesting....

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