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helmets and certain resorts...

Is it just me or certain resorts have a greater percentage of people that wear helmet. I went to breckenridge and killington. both resorts seem to have a good percentage of people with helmets, like 50%-ish. now i saw pictures of places like ski apache or santa fe, where i cant even find people with helmets. whats the deal with that? does it have anything to do with statistics of the amount of people getting hurt? more experts? or is it a cool factor?

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It's Breckenridge have you not seen the terrain park there?


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killington has like no people with helmets. i'm assuming you spend a lot of time in the stash... besides that the numbers actually seem TOO low. i need to pick up a helmet before my week long trip there this winter....

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Ya, i would have to say that most people don't wear helmets still to this day. Myself being one of them. You don't see people really wearing them until you go somewhere with either a killer park or some gnarly runs.
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Ya, i would have to say that most people don't wear helmets still to this day. Myself being one of them. You don't see people really wearing them until you go somewhere with either a killer park or some gnarly runs.
You see people wearing them that have had bad crashes.

It only takes 1 for you to realize that you could have died from such a simple edge catch...or small jump...

Mine was last year coming down the last straight section to the lift line looking at my buddy..turned..caught an edge face first into the snow...major whiplash, sore shoulder from tryin to catch myself, slight headache...my lifes worth more than a 50 dollar helmet.

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I don't think it's a cool factor, I think it's a personal experience factor more then anything. People not wearing helmets probably have been lucky enough in the past to not seriously injure themselves somersaulting down the mountain like some of us have. Ah... the memories of my first major tumble down the mountain. The back of my head certainly has not forgotten it.
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Helmets are no doubt gaining popularity. Especially in the West. I've been using one for 11 years now and this is my 21st season riding. Nothing wrong with not wearing one. User preference. For the terrain I like to ride a helmet makes it easier and somewhat safer. Just because one region does not use helmets as much as another is going to have no effect on if I am going to wear mine or not.
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Damn that long ago MPD? You dont look that old from the pics i've seen!

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I'm trying to do the math here but I'm really bad at it. Did you started boarding when you were really really young kill?

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helmets belong on motor cycle riders
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