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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 10:10 AM
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What do people consider a medium impact?

Was going like 30-40mph and caught an edge and tumbled around 3-4 times down a blue =X

Had my helmet on but had a slight headache for the next hour.
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What do people consider a medium impact?

Was going like 30-40mph and caught an edge and tumbled around 3-4 times down a blue =X

Had my helmet on but had a slight headache for the next hour.
I hope you took a nice long break after this? slight headache might mean slight concussion, and you don't want to mess around with that

I had a cheapo helmet when I started and I upgraded to a slightly less cheap one. the main thing I was looking for was to reduce some weight, because I noticed landing decent sized jumps slightly off axis was not awesome for my neck. so in that canse the more expensive helmet is definitely worth it
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On recent holiday in Colorado, went to a store in Breck village. It was a fairly big store selling just helmets and goggles I think, don't recall the name (on a corner of the main street, 2 storey). My wife tried on helmets for some time trying to find right fit, and one she did up tightest it would go on the chin strap, but it swivelled back and forth well off her head, the sales assistant told us "that's all good, and you don't want a helmet to be tight, and lots of dudes just wear theres undone, and that it should move around" !
Haha LOL, fortunately we are not retarded and left the store. Unbelievable guys are handing out this "advise" to people.
I guess if people believe that, then a little more serious head trauma wont make much more difference to them. But it does suck that guys put a sale over people's safety. Assholes.
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One of the reasons I posted this thread was because I am nervous of injuring my head once again. Was playing baseball with a bunch of friends when I was fourteen and one of the guys struck out and biffed the bat my way and split the side of my head open. Another time I was in a car accident and the air bag actually gave me a concussion with hemorrhage behind my left eye. I was blind for a couple of weeks. This is great to have so much input on helmets when I purchase one for next season.
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I have a cheap helmet and I do agree with the fact that if I do smash it I will be more likely to replace as Deacon stated. Originally this was not my thinking and a helmet was just a cheap after thought as I started doing more tricks but after some falls I will never not wear a helmet again, too scary. It is true we spend a crapload on a sick board and neglect our heads when the head is not replaceable... I personally am thinking bout a mouth guard next season as this year I took a ton of hits on jumps where I didn't strike my head but landed hard and forced my jaw to slam shut either biting my tongue or making my head hurt. That and landing bad and forcing my knee to the chin which jars your brain in your head just as much... I know they say mouthguards don't prevent concussions but I am wondering if it would lessen the impact.
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I have a cheap helmet and I do agree with the fact that if I do smash it I will be more likely to replace as Deacon stated. Originally this was not my thinking and a helmet was just a cheap after thought as I started doing more tricks but after some falls I will never not wear a helmet again, too scary. It is true we spend a crapload on a sick board and neglect our heads when the head is not replaceable... I personally am thinking bout a mouth guard next season as this year I took a ton of hits on jumps where I didn't strike my head but landed hard and forced my jaw to slam shut either biting my tongue or making my head hurt. That and landing bad and forcing my knee to the chin which jars your brain in your head just as much... I know they say mouthguards don't prevent concussions but I am wondering if it would lessen the impact.
I am considering a mouth guard also. Especially after every time I visit the dentist and it costs way to much to just get a cleaning. Would be scary the payout for anything more then that. Not to mention the pain...
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I'll definitely be rocking a mouthguard next season. Along with my new $80-100 helmet. My concern with a $200+ mips helmet, how do you know when it's no longer effective, if its good for multiple impacts?

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On recent holiday in Colorado, went to a store in Breck village. It was a fairly big store selling just helmets and goggles I think, don't recall the name (on a corner of the main street, 2 storey). My wife tried on helmets for some time trying to find right fit, and one she did up tightest it would go on the chin strap, but it swivelled back and forth well off her head, the sales assistant told us "that's all good, and you don't want a helmet to be tight, and lots of dudes just wear theres undone, and that it should move around" !
Haha LOL, fortunately we are not retarded and left the store. Unbelievable guys are handing out this "advise" to people.
I guess if people believe that, then a little more serious head trauma wont make much more difference to them. But it does suck that guys put a sale over people's safety. Assholes.
you know that smoking weed is LEGAL in that state right? and Breck ski resort is notorious for that

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