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Old 02-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I wear a helmet most the time, but not always. I agree it's a great idea to always wear one but on a nice spring day when I want to hit the park in a T-shirt I'll forgo the helmet. It should be up to each person IMO, I very, very rarely hit my head anyway. The times I have I was glad to be wearing a helm though!

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if the idiocy of this doesn't jump out at you, ill be amazed. when you want to go hit the park (which is inherently more dangerous) youll forego the helmet for what purpose? you cant wear a t shirt with a helmet?
you "rarely hit your head"? all it takes is one time. sarah burke. liam neeson's wife. etc. etc. etc.
yet you admit the times you have hit your head, you were glad you had one on. i hope for your sake you never have to regret NOT wearing one.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #152 (permalink)
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I easily smacked my hard enough Monday on some icy moguls to get a concussion. I've had 2 from other sports. but because I was wearing my helmet all I have is a small bruise next to my left eye. my helmet is so light is really is almost not noticeable.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #153 (permalink)
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if the idiocy of this doesn't jump out at you, ill be amazed. when you want to go hit the park (which is inherently more dangerous) youll forego the helmet for what purpose? you cant wear a t shirt with a helmet?
you "rarely hit your head"? all it takes is one time. sarah burke. liam neeson's wife. etc. etc. etc.
yet you admit the times you have hit your head, you were glad you had one on. i hope for your sake you never have to regret NOT wearing one.
I agree it's a stupid statement, but It's what I do. Helmets were not very popular when I started skateboarding and snowboarding, ...I lived. I can get killed driving to the resort as well, but I still take the risk of driving on ice. I'd rather get killed riding than killed at work, My job is just as or more dangerous even with the safety precautions.

Even when I hit the park without the Helmet, I hit features I'm confident on and don't use that time to progress. I'm not saying I ride reckless with a helmet, but I push my limits more. (Helmets are f**king hot when it's 50 degrees, and I don't like looking like a bobble-head)

Please feel free to set up a tent by the chairlift and give away free food to people who don helmets while spewing your point. =)
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #154 (permalink)
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I think it's far from spewing my point..just making your point look idiotic. Actually, you really did that yourself. You even admitted its stupid. I'd rather look like a bobble head than a vegetable, and when it's 50* out take your helmet off between runs. Football players practice in 100+* heat in full pads. You can't ride a snowboard in 50* weather with a helmet cause its too hot ? LOL
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Just interested in freestyle riders thoughts on using helmets. I'm a pure freerider who hasn't had much experience with jumping/jibbing other than backcountry kickers into deeeeep pow, so I never wore a helmet, even though my mom bought me one about 12 years ago, lol. Do you guys bring your helmets along just for riding 'park' or no helmet use? I did not like the feel of a helmet on my head when I tried it way back in the day. Plus, the helmet was noticeably colder! Feel like I need to yell FREEEEEEEEEEEEDOM from the top of my lungs like William Wallace when I was wearing one. However, I do know that park riding is more deadly to your lightbulb...
I should note that despite getting into more freestyle oriented riding this winter, if it snows, I'll be riding pow, not in the park :P
Wanna protect my head while in the park, but don't exactly wanna lug a helmet around with me on my pack, already enough crap in there!

My question is, what are your thoughts on helmet use in respect to freestyle riding.
Can't imagine riding without a helmet! In Austria, icy conditions are of the norm and a helmet saved me from some nasty headaches already. Ass protector, knee protector are standard for me. Thinking about elbow protectors next. Feels strange to ride without 'em. Helmet cold? Which helmet did you try?! Yeah, helmet head looks pretty goofy but when everyone has it.... who cares. Here in Europe, on many slopes helmets are mandatory for kids and I would say now 80% of all skiers and boarders wear helmets, if not more.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #156 (permalink)
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I know a guy who finally listened to his mom and put on a helmet for the first time.

On the last day of the trip, he hit a tree head first, without the helmet he could of died.

thats all i gotta say.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #157 (permalink)
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I always wear one.There are so many styles and colours and shapes now too.
I smashed my head on the ground a couple weeks back and would have definitely done some real damage if I was not wearing one. I totally would have needed to take time off riding, something that no one wants to do!
A guy this year died last run, didn't run into anything, just caught and edge fell...and unfortunately had nothing to help absorb the impact and died. So sad.
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Can these threads be considered as Politics and banished from the forums?
... Nothing but an ongoing war, you could replace Helmet with Gun control and Abortion and have the same results.

Better get some sleep, I'm headed to the Mtn tomorrow. No helmet this week though, can't find it Left it in a buddies truck maybe. Hopefully I can survive...
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Can these threads be considered as Politics and banished from the forums?
... Nothing but an ongoing war, you could replace Helmet with Gun control and Abortion and have the same results.
Seeing as how it's DIRECTLY related to snowboarding...
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Seeing as how it's DIRECTLY related to snowboarding...
Worth a shot. I just want it to die!

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