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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Same problem Alan, which is why I went to custom plugs.
    Yep, same for me but only with my left ear. I have a pair of noise cancelling earbuds which are amazing, but there are always up/down sides to everything, as I have tried them all. So you have to use what is comfortable. Make sure to get the best screen -helmet setup first. Then try your options wrt plugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Ah yup that won't work then. I'd be keen to try some of the Plugz, I know they used to travel out of town to do fittings but I seem to recall they stopped doing that.
    The lady that runs the business( I wont mention her name, although I recommend them) told me last year that her husband passed away and so she no longer travels about doing it as a rule. They did a lot of gun clubs and travelled to them mostly. Apparently the local gun club asked for his ashes and they loaded him into black powder and cannons and fired him out all over the lake. She was smiling when she told me that, is a nice memory for her whanau.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    The lady that runs the business( I wont mention her name, although I recommend them) told me last year that her husband passed away and so she no longer travels about doing it as a rule. They did a lot of gun clubs and travelled to them mostly. Apparently the local gun club asked for his ashes and they loaded him into black powder and cannons and fired him out all over the lake. She was smiling when she told me that, is a nice memory for her whanau.
    That's great, I didn't know the back story! A bunch of us from the IAM central north island region made arrangements to visit her last December and she ran a production line at her house for us. The previous time I had some made about 4 years ago, it was at the Pukekohe gun club where her husband was shooting.

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    Yes.

    Bag of 100 pairs or so from safety shop. Good enough for me.
    There's even a selection of firmness.

    Haven't had a custom made pair for ages.
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    any plug is better than no plug. So long as they are comfortable you are more likely to use them as a matter of habit.
    I have odd ears, the foam ones don't stay in for me, got custom ones made. $80 for my first set, used them until they fell apart. Replacements cost $120. Worth every cent
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    Cheers for the tread might try their Motosafe pro pack seem good value $29.95 USD for two sets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulsterkiwi View Post
    I have odd ears, the foam ones don't stay in for me, got custom ones made. $80 for my first set, used them until they fell apart. Replacements cost $120. Worth every cent
    Were from?
    I rang my hearing specialist $50 for a consultation then anywhere from 400-600$
    Fuck that..
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    A tube of prosthetic grade RTV and you could make your own. Putting a small wad of cotton wool with a drawstring in first would make it easier to remove. (sceptics should note that this is the exact process that the ENT clinic used to create the hearing aid ear moulds that I had, prior to the cochlear implants). Extra credit for incorporating some small ear-bud type speakers. https://www.barnesnz.co.nz/addition-...-silicone-1598
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    So thats at M10 next to the antimould bathroom sealant is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    So thats at M10 next to the antimould bathroom sealant is it?
    You could try that but your ears may smell like salt and vinegar chips. Best to go with the real stuff from Barnes.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    Were from?
    I rang my hearing specialist $50 for a consultation then anywhere from 400-600$
    Fuck that..

    https://www.pacificears.co.nz/

    Pro 27

    Standard are $299, could be a little bit extra depending on choices for colour etc. Order, they refer you to somewhere like Bay Audiology who do the mouldings for you (takes about 20min all up), send them away and shortly your new plugs turn up in the post. They'll remake them if they don't get them right the first time. Discounts for remakes within 2 years as they keep your ear canals on file.

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    Best to go with the real stuff from Barnes.
    I mould and cast resin 1/32 scale(hence my user name) slotcar bodies...and use Barnes products.
    I dont think I would pour any of that silicone into my ear. It can take 20-40 minutes to go off but more concerning would be where does it stop?....my head is a bit empty.

    I wasnt having much success with the cheap foam plugs but a mate gave some advice about fitting them. I had a look at the ones I had and was surprised to see a hole in the fat end...Using a blunt end of a toothpick, some spit, and a lift to the ear from over the head I was able to push them in, let them expand and then went for a test ride. They stayed in place and gave some quieting effect.
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    The helmet got some attention to the left side pivot/hinge and the pig squealing when I looked to the right was quieter, quiet enough to contemplate a longer ride...A previous poster mentioned a similar left side problem so now I am thinking of a replacement helmet.
    Anyone got a suggestion for a mid priced fullface helmet(not flip up modular) that they like?
    Also nothing with excessive graphics. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEsch View Post
    https://www.pacificears.co.nz/

    Pro 27

    Standard are $299, could be a little bit extra depending on choices for colour etc. Order, they refer you to somewhere like Bay Audiology who do the mouldings for you (takes about 20min all up), send them away and shortly your new plugs turn up in the post. They'll remake them if they don't get them right the first time. Discounts for remakes within 2 years as they keep your ear canals on file.
    BINGO.... rang bay today and they told me to contact pacific and they said... pro27
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    Ive just ordered a box of the orange 3M plugs as they suit me.

    https://www.officemax.co.nz/Safety-F...-Pairs-2232154

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1/32 man View Post
    I mould and cast resin 1/32 scale(hence my user name) slotcar bodies...and use Barnes products.
    I dont think I would pour any of that silicone into my ear. It can take 20-40 minutes to go off but more concerning would be where does it stop?....my head is a bit empty..
    Thats what the cotton wool/ thread part is for. You put that in the hole first. Us the Barnes stuff a two pack that is blue? The stuff the ENT clinic used was like that, and it did take about 10 minutes to go off.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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