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Old 11-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been on a gear buying spree. Bought a new snowboarind jacket and pants 2 weeks ago. Bought new googles a few days ago. And today bought this as my insulation layer.

SMARTWOOL Men's PALISADES SWEATER,Med,Black-NEW-$125 - eBay (item 310180250198 end time Dec-07-09 13:30:06 PST)

Got it after hearing so much about it on the forum, hopefully it lives up to the hype. And it looks good too, could wear it even if I was not boarding.

Next on the list is my UA base layer, UA hood, and deciding if I want a helmet this season or wait till next

The total I am going to end up spending as much as my board bindings and boots

How much do you guys say you have spent on what you wear to ride? Snowboarding is definitely not a cheap sport.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Next on the list is my UA base layer, UA hood, and deciding if I want a helmet this season or wait till next
Just ordered these, total is up to $600 now. Shit is crazy
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the smartwool sweater is not going to disappoint. i was going to wait until xmas, but found an awesome full zip smartwool for 35 bucks on sale at marshall's. original price was 165...couldn't pass that up. already have the ua cold gear mock turtle, north face base layer pants and ua hood.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You haven't bought your board/bindings yet?
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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dude who says to themselves "I'm debating on waiting another year before I get a helmet?" I mean, are you planning to have your first concussion early this season, then when you're back to full health next season you decide "maybe I don't want another concussion?"
I'm confused by the hesitation to buy a helmet.
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dude who says to themselves "I'm debating on waiting another year before I get a helmet?" I mean, are you planning to have your first concussion early this season, then when you're back to full health next season you decide "maybe I don't want another concussion?"
I'm confused by the hesitation to buy a helmet.
I've been riding for 15 years, skiing for 5 years prior to that. I've never come close to having a concussion or hitting my head and I go big in the park.
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I've been riding for 15 years, skiing for 5 years prior to that. I've never come close to having a concussion or hitting my head and I go big in the park.
well good for you, here's a brownie point. I'm not telling anyone to go buy a helmet, I just don't see how someone thinks "well, I don't really need it this year, but next season I will"
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well good for you, here's a brownie point. I'm not telling anyone to go buy a helmet, I just don't see how someone thinks "well, I don't really need it this year, but next season I will"
And what I'm saying is that they're not necessary, head trauma is one of the rarest snowboarding injuries. wrist breaks are the most common. If you wanna wear one then thats good for you, smart choice. If you don't wanna wear one, then thats your choice and someone should respect that choice and not give someone a hard time about it, maybe he has a financial reason as to why he wants to wait, maybe he's just not sure he actually needs it.
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It doesn't matter how common they are. That's like saying, "I've never been in a car accident so seatbelts aren't necessary." What matters is that when a head injury occurs, it isn't always something you heal from in a couple months. You could die from something like that.

Maybe RallyBowls doesn't want to preach and tell people to buy a helmet, but I will. I took a concussion on my second snowboarding trip and I was too dizzy to even stand up. I had to walk down the hill and I spent the next few days with a raging headache. Buy a helmet if you've got anything valuable upstairs to protect.
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And what I'm saying is that they're not necessary, head trauma is one of the rarest snowboarding injuries. wrist breaks are the most common. If you wanna wear one then thats good for you, smart choice. If you don't wanna wear one, then thats your choice and someone should respect that choice and not give someone a hard time about it, maybe he has a financial reason as to why he wants to wait, maybe he's just not sure he actually needs it.
wow, very astute observations you have made.
I doubt there's anything financially significant about this decision, helmets start around 20 bucks whereas he's on a *spending spree (*correct me if I'm wrong)
and it doesn't matter how common head injuries are, noone wears a helmet due to the high number of head injuries they do it so they don't have to be one of the few unhappy number who do experience that (like me).
I don't see how someone buys into the helmet philosophy a year in advance when they're going to be riding that whole year.
And be more direct with your alternatives: the only reason anybody refuses to wear a helmet is so they can 'look cool'. there's nothing financial about it. people think: well, I don't have a helmet, that's my style, I don't wanna mess up my self-esteem by getting one and looking like all those other conformists.
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