^^ Lol. Considering I've already broken my collarbone and had a few concussions myself while boarding I'd say I'm far from a "pussy" rider. Just after those concussions I've come to the conclusion that its a good idea to protect your own head while riding.
Again, to each his own. But I would hope that other people would at least take my recommendation into account rather than resort to name calling. It's not like I'm forcing him to put a helmet on. Just don't complain if he cracks his head off a rail or something while doing that.
Classy post though. No wonder you've got 1,700+ of them...