Originally Posted by Peaceryder
Just interested in freestyle riders thoughts on using helmets. I'm a pure freerider who hasn't had much experience with jumping/jibbing other than backcountry kickers into deeeeep pow, so I never wore a helmet, even though my mom bought me one about 12 years ago, lol. Do you guys bring your helmets along just for riding 'park' or no helmet use? I did not like the feel of a helmet on my head when I tried it way back in the day. Plus, the helmet was noticeably colder! Feel like I need to yell FREEEEEEEEEEEEDOM from the top of my lungs like William Wallace when I was wearing one. However, I do know that park riding is more deadly to your lightbulb...
I should note that despite getting into more freestyle oriented riding this winter, if it snows, I'll be riding pow, not in the park :P
Wanna protect my head while in the park, but don't exactly wanna lug a helmet around with me on my pack, already enough crap in there!
My question is, what are your thoughts on helmet use in respect to freestyle riding.
Can't imagine riding without a helmet! In Austria, icy conditions are of the norm and a helmet saved me from some nasty headaches already. Ass protector, knee protector are standard for me. Thinking about elbow protectors next. Feels strange to ride without 'em. Helmet cold? Which helmet did you try?! Yeah, helmet head looks pretty goofy but when everyone has it.... who cares. Here in Europe, on many slopes helmets are mandatory for kids and I would say now 80% of all skiers and boarders wear helmets, if not more.