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Old 06-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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I just recieved a new RPB Nova 3 hood this afternoon. Like Christmas seeing that Fed Ex man bring it in! I was looking at new hoods because my old bullard was really giving me a crick in the neck after hours on end. I was gonna go with the nova 2000, then I signed up for a free 21 day trial from Blast One for this nova 3 a couple weeks ago. They kept telling me to expect it any day because the company hadn't released it yet. I didn't think it was ever gonna come in. It was late when I got it so I just fired up the machine and wore it around for a while refueling and what not. So far so good. Very comfortable, lightweight, love that the hose comes from the center and not off of one side. Will know more about it after a full day tomorrow. Would have been nice to have had it on tuesday, wore that bullard for 8 hours and I was one tired puppy with a stiff neck. Anybody else tried this helmet yet??? Just wanted to brag a little about my early christmas present to myself!
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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We done a trial test on these hoods a few months ago with them. They sent them to a job site for some field testing. Good hoods but I still like the 2000. Used it since 2002. Never had a problem.

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Their ain't nothing free from blastone.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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i saw the pics posted here and like the bigger view area, i find i am allways tripping over stuff becasue i cant see my feet. I also saw that they sell a full jacket so now we can have fresh air into the jacket as well. it just gets better and better!!
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Don't really expect ot to be free, just a free trial. I was planning to buy anyways. I havent seen the full jacket I will have to check that out.
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It does sound nice but the lenses are twice as much $$.
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My Nova 3 came in Thursday.
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So far so good. $160 worth of free lenses ain't bad either.
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whats your guys impressions now that you have had it for a bit, still good? better vision but what else is improved over the 2000?
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Need a new hood, waiting to see if I'm going with the 2000 or the 3.
Waiting to see how you guys like the new one
Some feed back please!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #11
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I'm still using a potatoe sack for a hood...
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Lol. That's good! Lol
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #13
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So far I love it. Huge improvement over the old bullard. Put 20 hours on it in 2 days last week and felt less neck fatigue than I did with an 8 hour day in the old hood. I am gonna ask about the different padding options. I have a watermelon for a hear and the padding is a little tight on my ears. Would also like to hear from somebody who runs the 2000 and is trying the 3.
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Nova 3 hoods are out and are really improved compared to the nova 2000 as far as ease of chjanging inner and outer lenes. Also the viewing area is almost twice as large. It also takes only 1 little allen wrench to work on the whole hood. Hibernia capes are available, lenes are more but thats becuase they are larger. The hood is lighter and stronger than the Nova 2000. Its a great hood but so is the Nova 2000. PArts are available but are higher and they do NOT interchange with the Nova 2000. Try it you will like it.
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So far I love my NOVA 3000.
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Hi
I've used the Nova 3 for 3 months now Love It
just wish they would have a better design for the shield fastener.
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I normally used the apollo 13 from clemco I have like 8 but the last 3 years they seem to be falling apart fast so disappointed !!!
So blast one came to me with the free trial I tried some nova 3 hoods and we fell in love

Yes the shields are little more but you also get more in the pack
My favorite part is the comfort fit inside the hood it's like your wearing a motor cycle Hood and with one turn of a knob your adjusted and all the inside composites are removable and washable
We Now have 6 nova 3 hoods all clemco models are set aside for backup
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I bought a nova 3 last year
Absolute love the fit
I ran out of shields so I'm using my old helmet till
The new lenses get here,,,,
All my guys are bitching

Only thing I've had is the small hook that holds in the inside lens ( the plastic piece) brook

Any one know were there is a parts break down for these or a dealer that can get that small piece??

I've called 4 different company's, all said they could help me, I've been waiting for a reply over a month
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #19
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Yea I have had them break there too I just called blast one and they knew exactly what I was talking about and next day shipped me the parts
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I just got the 3 and love it. although this is my first blast helmet
I 2nd the triping on stuff yesterday i fell down walking backwards to pull the hose i was so pissed.

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