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post #161 of 373 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 12:49 AM
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Worth a shot. I just want it to die!

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Fair enough, I think this is one of those things that'll keep going though. I think it's safe to say the logic is there for wearing vs. not, so people will keep coming and preaching the gospel!!! lol
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Personally, I find no downside to them these days. I actually like the way they look with all the different models that are available.
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Sorry, but Helmets ... Beanies/bare head ... just my opinion...

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I had too much speed on a jump this past weekend, completely overshot the landing, and smacked my head against the ground.

My neck is a little sore, and I had a tiny headache. Without the helmet, I probably would have had a pretty bad concussion.
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Or worse. All I have to do is think of Liam Neeson's wife and there's never a decision to make. It doesn't matter how good you are, you can ALWAYS make the simplest of mistakes.. And it can cost you everything


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My very first day learning, I caught a mean heel edge and cracked my head. Nothing serious, but enough to realise that I could easily do some damage in a similar situation.

Worn a helmet ever since. Whacked it a few times hard enough to know I would've been in trouble without it.
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Discussing if people should wear a helmet or not to wear a helmet is like discussing if you should wear a condom or not.... Obviously you should wear a condom but a lot of people don't, the best you can do is educate people and get the information out.

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Ha! Great thread. When I started riding in the early 90s...NO ONE wore helmet. Not skiiers, not snowboarders. I NEVER wore a helmet and end up with a couple minor concussions.
Upon returning to a board after a while off I was so pleased to see almost everyone on the hill wearing a helmet. I rented a helmet and just purchased a Bern Baker EPS and felt muuuuch safer wearing it. It was warmer and more comfortable than a beanie and I wasnt dropping my goggles all over the place.
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Discussing if people should wear a helmet or not to wear a helmet is like discussing if you should wear a condom or not.... Obviously you should wear a condom but a lot of people don't, the best you can do is educate people and get the information out.

The rest is up to the individual...
I don't wear either . Been with the same chick since 1999 so I don't need to worry about getting an STD. And been riding since 1988 so I pretty much know my limits by now.
The only reason I would consider wearing one is when I take my 3 year old out to the hill to set a good example.
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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.
I can't imagine wearing all that stuff, but I can imagine what you look like.
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