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Team Wendy Is “Just Kicking Around A Few Things”

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What do you think?

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14 Responses to “Team Wendy Is “Just Kicking Around A Few Things””

  1. mike says:

    I, for one, am looking forward to selling people a helmet they can walk out the door with as is. The Ops-Core and Crye helmets are nice, but the first thing many of my customers do is put the EPIC pads and the Camfit retention system to replace the pinchy Occdial.

    Also, it’s nice to see this happening. I thought they’d wait until SHOT to even hint.

  2. vereceleritas says:

    A Team Wendy ballistic helmet? I look forward to it. The EXFIL is the most comfortable bump helmet I’ve ever used. If they can beat the Ops-Core and Airframe in price, it will be a winner for sure.

  3. Jes says:

    A ballistic helmet? Yes please!! I was betting that they’d eventually come out with one modeled off of their EXFIL helmets.

  4. Y.T. says:

    Looks promising.

  5. Toby says:

    I have been using Team Wendy Equipment for a few months now down range and I have to say their Exfil is simply amazing. The camfit is absolutely awesome! It also dose not hurt my head and it allows for eye pro much more easily. As for the padding it is a NO BRAINER. The pads for the OpsCore are miserable at best. I am not trying to bash the OpsCore but damn, wear that system with duel tube night vision for eight hours and you will be hurting. I personally find the OpsCore to be very uncomfortable for any long term wear. As for Team Wendy making its’ own ballistic helmet, hell ya. I really recommend looking at their padding systems and suspension systems as well. Well played Team Wendy.

  6. I have one of their new bump helmets and it is extremely comfortable. They hit a home run with it. Looking forward to seeing these.

  7. joe momma says:

    Price point will be the biggest question. Air frame is more of a fan boy helmet. Ops core is a mix of practical and fan boy. if this is a straight forward practical helmet, with a practical price, then it should do well. now once it shows up in a fancy bearded HSLD downrange sandbox devgru photo, then it will become a fanboy item

    • mike says:

      you say “fanboy” as if it is a negative against performance.

      taste only matters when you’re trying to be cool; if you’re using this for work then you want something that performs well. Ops-Core makes a light helmet that got people thinking about other shapes and retention systems. The AirFrame is also light and different from the status-quo. Both are fantastic helmets that are plagued by long lead times.

      If Team Wendy can produce this helmet at decent levels and keep the price under control then they will win. I’ve seen far too many customers strip the Ops-Core they happened to luck into of the pads and Occdial in favor of the EPIC and Camfit and nearly as many drop these ASAP into the AirFrame. If one can buy the Team Wendy ballistic at a good price, save the step of replacing the padding and retention, and not have to wait forever then this helmet will be a no-brainer.

    • Toby says:

      Brother, I am not a fan boy. I can tell you from first hand experience that the AirFrame is NOT a fan boy helmet. It is ment for people in my community that need a better, lighter, more ballistic helmet out side the standard MICH. Now that being said, I will be the first to tell you that I am not a big fan of the OpsCore though. I found it to be uncomfortable for long wear and the padding HAD to be replaced with Team Wendy pads. I also found the the cut on the OpsCore in conjunction with the Ocudial to be a bad combination when wearing eye pro with the dial tightened. That is just me. Many of my team mates love OpsCore but then again it is what we get issued. It is disturbing that the first thought about advanced warfighter equipment is how well it will sell with those that don’t actually need it. Hence the term Fan Boy. No hit you, but it is about mission essential equipment and cutting out what doesn’t work.

      • mike says:

        I’m not a warfighter. I’m just a flunkie at a gear shop. My goal is to get people into the equipment that works best for them and helps them achieve their goals. Being uncomfortable makes everything else just a little bit harder, so in addition to making sure guys know what gear is good and solid I’m dedicated to making sure they get something that’s not going to distract them because it’s uncomfortable.

        My grip with calling one thing “fanboy” over another is that it doesn’t matter. Whether or not a piece of equipment isn’t cool because it’s what “fanboys” wear is a concern for airsofters. Warfighters want what works and while the trends definitely cause them to seek out what everyone else is using there are still plenty of guys with critical thinking skills that want the good stuff whether it’s commonly accepted or not. The camfit was a tough sell at first because guys already had Occdials in their helmets, but once a few guys tried them out and passed the word around about how comfortable they are the guys came in buying them out. I still hold firm that price point will entirely dictate people’s initial acceptance of this helmet since I’m sure everything else will be just right. Out of the box.

  8. ODG says:

    I think it looks great and if it’s even half as comfortable as the exfil its a win.

  9. I’d be interested in seeing the ballistic testing data once complete. Comfort is one thing but show me the numbers and how they stack up against the others.

    Have a good one,
    Connor

    • mike says:

      Most guys I talk to are more interested in comfort. They wear helmets because they have to. Many of them would go out in chest rigs and ball caps if they could get away with it.

    • Chris says:

      If stacking up against the ballistic protection offered by a Crye Airframe is a metric for you, they won’t have to do much.