Hey some helmets on some people (myself included) look gay as fuck! Cant stand the look of that piece of shit on my head. Makes my head sweat and its harder to hear what is around me.
BUT...Ive gotten so used to it that I would feel really weird without it. In fact...takes me longer to get the beanie/goggle combo comfortable for the ride...only to have it blow off my head screaming down a double black. I'm done with NOT wearing helmets.
I'm a bigger dude so the thing really does look like shit on my head, but I don't really care. What it does do is deflect branches, other peoples boards if I eat shit in front of them or get taken out by an elitist skier.
So...I will always have mine, and as bad as it looks, have never heard anyone say...whoa...that looks gay as fuck. Then again I cant really hear outta that thing very well. Enjoy.