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Just figured I'd mention, I have a Red Trace II. No issues with the quality, it's actually pretty nice, and fits my head good, but is absolutely unbearable on my ears. By 1 in the afternoon they'll be throbbing. As much as I like the helmet itself, my ears can't take it so I'm hunting for another. Just a thought for those of you with higher set or larger ears.
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Just figured I'd mention, I have a Red Trace II. No issues with the quality, it's actually pretty nice, and fits my head good, but is absolutely unbearable on my ears. By 1 in the afternoon they'll be throbbing. As much as I like the helmet itself, my ears can't take it so I'm hunting for another. Just a thought for those of you with higher set or larger ears.
try red helmets by burton. I have the wifi and love it.
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try red helmets by burton. I have the wifi and love it.
How does wifi relate to helmets. Please elaborate?
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No need for the insults.. It's not illegal to ride without a helmet. Do you just stand in the lift line scolding people for not wearing helmets? I think it's great that most people wear helmets but it's a personal choice and should remain that way. More people get ran over walking to work than hurt/killed while skiing/riding.
I'm not insulting him for not wearing a helmet.. That's a personal choice and while I don't agree that's his perogative. Saying that he knows his limitations and therefore wouldn't fall on his head is an idiotic statement though


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try red helmets by burton. I have the wifi and love it.
I have had a Red helmet before that I liked, just can't put up with this one. I'll go try some on Saturday when I get to Pagosa.
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No need for the insults.. It's not illegal to ride without a helmet. Do you just stand in the lift line scolding people for not wearing helmets? I think it's great that most people wear helmets but it's a personal choice and should remain that way. More people get ran over walking to work than hurt/killed while skiing/riding.
That's because more people walk to work more often. A per capita comparison would be more accurate.

As to the insults, when you make a statement on the forum, no-one is obligated to agree with you. I think it was a dumb statement as well. I'd probably phrase it a little better... But yeah people know their limitations and don't need helmets just like they know their liquor capacity and don't need to take a taxi.


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That one seems to fit the 'cute' citeria, but doesnt seem to conform to safety standards (and it costs more than the ones that do )
Its part of the Bern Hard Hat line. Since it doesnt conform to standards, they cant call it a "helmet." Well...they probably can but they dont.

Look at the Bern lines that say EPS. Very similar look...harder foam for big impacts.
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I really like Sweet Protection helmets, so I guess ill get one!
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That's because more people walk to work more often. A per capita comparison would be more accurate.

As to the insults, when you make a statement on the forum, no-one is obligated to agree with you. I think it was a dumb statement as well. I'd probably phrase it a little better... But yeah people know their limitations and don't need helmets just like they know their liquor capacity and don't need to take a taxi.
thanks Donutz, thats basically what I was trying to say. Wearing a helmet is definitely a personal decision, even though I honestly can't figure out how someone could justify not wearing one when it could be the difference between life and death, but I just thought that was one of the most idiotic statements I'd ever read and is the exact kind of thing that temps Karma to prove you wrong.

I was just at a ladies house measuring her kitchen, and as a rule, I always try to connect with them on a personal level. They're a skiing family, but theyre also a nurse and Dr respectively..one of their best friends came in in Friday after a terrible ski accident..had he not had his helmet on, he would probably be brain dead. He is a double black level skiier, and yet he had emergency surgery to fix his collapsed lung and broken back and spine..he has 2 18" rods going down his back right now.

It doesn't matter how good you are, mistakes happen. Personally, at 27, I have too much responsibility and too many people who care about me to take that risk.


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You've called out someone on each page of this thread.. Helmet nazis just get old! I too have been skiing/skateboarding and riding over twenty years. I just started wearing a helmet a few years ago when they got popular. I still ride without them from time to time when it's a nice spring day and just casually ride groomers with the girlfriend. I won't be surprised when insurance companies start making resorts make helmets mandatory or give them a discount if they do.

Worst thing I've had happen was a broken femur while skiing and and broken ribs/dislocated elbow while riding. Skateboarding was the worst for head injuries. Nobody wore a helmet back when I was into that. Making beginners/tourists stay the fuck off terrian they cant handle and making them learn and follow the skiers code would help curb injuries more than PPE. Kids in the future are going to have to suit up like Ironman to be allowed to have fun.
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