A couple of readers tipped us off on a listing on eBay of perhaps the most unusual jai-alai helmet ever made. It was a combo package consisting of an old jai-alai cesta and a helmet. It’s not the old jai-alai cesta that really mattered. It was the helmet. It’s certainly one-of-a-kind.
It appears to be made from the same materials that a jai-alai cesta is. And believe it or not, it’s very durable, too. I believe it could hold up against a Belota fast ball off the skull without too much damage being done.
Inside the helmet is a liner and straps to put on and play with. But it won’t be used for playing. It will go into the J Laca Jai-alai Museum, perhaps next to the most photographed item in there – the Sea Cow Leo 2.0 cesta. Juice and Rastock will need to get back in there and retake their photos!