Originally Posted by alaric
And the day it's going to be an "easy" day is the day you're going to have your brains spilled out. Take it from me, I know.
If you have a helmet why not wear it all the time? Because you feel dorky? You'll look a lot more goofy when your mom is feeding you baby food.
Not trying to start shit. I was the idiot who didn't wear mine because it didn't look cool. And the day I was taking it easy is the day I wrecked myself. Just hoping people learn from me so they don't experience the shit I had to live through.
Sucks you got hurt man, but your logic is flawed.
Head injuries can happen at any time snowboarding or not, but the reason none of us wear a helmet 100% of the time throughout life is because we understand and mitigate the risks. Hell, I could get struck by a car while running on the side of the road, but overall, the odds are pretty damn low, which is why I don't wear a helmet for that particular activity (lol).
Hell, the only time I HAVE injured my head snowboarding was on an inverted trick I didn't fully rotate while wearing a helmet. I still got a concussion and had to get off the mountain.
I don't like the "feel" of a helmet on my head at all, so on days when I feel confident in my ability not to hit my head snowboarding, such as lapping around the resort with a couple of friends or a girl, I'm not going to wear one. On the other hand, I do wear a helmet when riding exclusively park or backcountry, because the risks are higher. Savvy?