Dude, that is a brutal story and I'm really glad you shared it. I'm just getting into the sport this year and bought all my gear minus the helmet.
I told the wife I would consider getting one once I start hitting the harder slopes and the park... however there is absolutely no way I'm going to wait to buy a helmet after reading this; there's going to be a bucket on that melon before I hit my first slopes.
Again, thank you so much for sharing your story and I hope you'll recover from everything you suffered from that crash.
Thank you sir! For the most part, I'm recovered. The hardest part now is getting the guts and confidence back so I can hit the slopes again.
I'm glad you're getting a helmet! I know the temptations of buying online for good prices is there, but if you have local shops buy your helmet there for a couple reasons. 1, it supports the local community and that's cool
2, you want to try on as many as you can to find one that correctly fits you. Try different brands, different sizes and all that jazz. Make sure it fits correctly, or else it's no good. Don't be afraid to drop a little bit more cash on it if it is the helmet for you.
I'm definitely glad that you're wearing a brainbucket due in part to me sharing my story. I've always had trouble talking about that crash. A few members I was close with here (killclimbz being one of them) got PM's and phone calls a few weeks after letting them know what happened and that was about it. I have never been comfortable talking about it, but knowing that you're willing to wear a helmet now makes me feel 100% better that I shared it. So thank you!!!