Ha! Great thread. When I started riding in the early 90s...NO ONE wore helmet. Not skiiers, not snowboarders. I NEVER wore a helmet and end up with a couple minor concussions.
Upon returning to a board after a while off I was so pleased to see almost everyone on the hill wearing a helmet. I rented a helmet and just purchased a Bern Baker EPS and felt muuuuch safer wearing it. It was warmer and more comfortable than a beanie and I wasnt dropping my goggles all over the place.