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Old 12-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think that it's all about finding a helmet that is comfortable, light weight, and low profile. I use a Smith Vantage, and I had two sent to my house. When I picked up the box, with TWO helmets inside, it felt practically empty. I feel like a lot of the helmets designed for the "park look" (like the skate helmet look) are heavier and lack ventilation.

I also know tons of people who wear thin beanies under their helmets for warmth. That's where the inner adjustable helmets are nice.

Unless you are jibbing or riding icy park conditions, I think riding in the trees is more dangerous for your dome piece.

Have you ever actually hit your head hard while riding? I know more than a few kids who never wore helmets for the same reasons you are saying, only to slam their face on something and get carted down the hill. Needless to say they ALL made peace with some dome protection.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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its uncomfortable.
buy one that fits instead of a $30 protec skate helmet, like hikeswithdogs says, they have music integration and a plethora of colors and styles. if you can't find one that fits and works with what you're looking for you haven't looked hard enough.

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think that it's all about finding a helmet that is comfortable, light weight, and low profile. I use a Smith Vantage, and I had two sent to my house. When I picked up the box, with TWO helmets inside, it felt practically empty. I feel like a lot of the helmets designed for the "park look" (like the skate helmet look) are heavier and lack ventilation.

I also know tons of people who wear thin beanies under their helmets for warmth. That's where the inner adjustable helmets are nice.

Unless you are jibbing or riding icy park conditions, I think riding in the trees is more dangerous for your dome piece.

Have you ever actually hit your head hard while riding? I know more than a few kids who never wore helmets for the same reasons you are saying, only to slam their face on something and get carted down the hill. Needless to say they ALL made peace with some dome protection.
Nope, have never hit my head against a tree or other object other than snow. I tend to steer my board away from such obstacles with my edges. If your edges fail you can always bail on your board by falling against the mountainside packed with snow. Always a way to avoid a tree! Lol, some will say that's crazae, but doesn't mean it ain't true.
I have once or twice driven my noggen in the snow after totally messing up a backcountry kicker :P

The thread contributors can feel glad that they've convinced me to bring my helm for park use and they may also be sad because I'll never wear a helmet going down a fall line.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I say wear a helmet or at least a hard hat. the new designs are more comfortable, lightweight and cool looking than they were 12 years ago.

It never falls off and my goggles never fall off of it

It keeps my head warm

It lets me listen to music

It protects my brain

protects my BRAIN

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The brain is the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few primitive invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, sea squirts and starfishes do not have one. It is located in the head, usually close to the primary sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell. The brain of a vertebrate is the most complex organ in its body. In a typical human the cerebral cortex (the largest part) is estimated to contain 15–33 billion neurons,[1] each connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. These neurons communicate with one another by means of long protoplasmic fibers called axons, which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body targeting specific recipient cells.

From an evolutionary-biological point of view, the function of the brain is to exert centralized control over the other organs of the body. The brain acts on the rest of the body either by generating patterns of muscle activity or by driving secretion of chemicals called hormones. This centralized control allows rapid and coordinated responses to changes in the environment. Some basic types of responsiveness such as reflexes can be mediated by the spinal cord or peripheral ganglia, but sophisticated purposeful control of behavior based on complex sensory input requires the information-integrating capabilities of a centralized brain.

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Don't wear protective gear if you have nothing to protect...however....
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Nope, have never hit my head against a tree or other object other than snow. I tend to steer my board away from such obstacles with my edges. If your edges fail you can always bail on your board by falling against the mountainside packed with snow. Always a way to avoid a tree! Lol, some will say that's crazae, but doesn't mean it ain't true.
I have once or twice driven my noggen in the snow after totally messing up a backcountry kicker :P

The thread contributors can feel glad that they've convinced me to bring my helm for park use and they may also be sad because I'll never wear a helmet going down a fall line.
No offence like riding a motorcycle wearing a helmet is your prerogative man I'm sure your a great rider but when your riding steep terrain with deep snow, large drop and trees that are only spaced a few feet apart shit happens even to the best of us.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I got a helmet a a few years back after a couple friends cracked their heads open on an icy day at Whistler. Wore it for a couple seasons until one day I forgot it, loved how much more comfortable it was without one, and never wore it again. Went and got one before last season though, since I spend the majority of my time in the trees and ducking ropes to the slackcountry. Wear it about 95% of the time now.
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its uncomfortable.
sorry but that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard. dunno what your wearing but i have a red helmet sized up so i can wear a beanie under it. warm and i protect my thinker for $50. don't know what your life is worth but I damn well know mine is worth more than that.

But I can't call the kettle black. I only wore a helmet in the park until two years ago when I hit ice riding switch and woke up in the meatbasket. Ever since I ride and all of my friends have since gotten one. I am very pleased to see the majority of people even local park rats wearing em more. It's just dumb not to.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I didn't wear a helmet until I hit a rather thick tree branch with my skull last year. It's not what you see coming that's going to hurt you.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Check out the Smith Maze. It is so light you barely notice it is there.
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