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Old 01-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Helmet.. or concussion/degenerative brain damage/mental stability/possibility of death... Should this even be a question?

I understand a helmets comfort ability may be a deterrent for you however it's a small price to pay in my opinion instead of waking up brain dead simply trying to enjoy one of my favorite sports.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Don`t wear a beanie under the helmet if you actually want protection.
What he said.

Same rule goes for most sports I've been involved in, you need that thing riding snug on your noggin'

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Just an FYI here. You are calling others dumb yet you have nearly defeated the purpose of the helmet here. Your helmet needs to fit snugly without a beanie under it. When fitting yourself for a helmet, do not wear a beanie under it. A sloppy, loose fitting helmet is only marginally better than no helmet and you are riding around with a sense of false security. Don`t wear a beanie under the helmet if you actually want protection.
To be honest, I didn't know it would make that much of a difference either. Personally I find my helmet warm enough anyway, but this is Raincouver where freezing temps are a myth.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Look into the bern watts are hardhat helmets, they are lightweight and comfortable, plus they look good and are pretty cheap.
I wear mine everywhere and dont feel very comfortable without one.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I honestly hate wearing helmets and think there uncomfortable and everything, but I've known people who've had concussions and have actually split there head open, even when riding on a trail; even though I hate it I wear one just because you think about it and one blow to the head is all it takes.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I honestly hate wearing helmets and think there uncomfortable and everything, but I've known people who've had concussions and have actually split there head open, even when riding on a trail; even though I hate it I wear one just because you think about it and one blow to the head is all it takes.
Agreed. You don't need to be in the pipe or landing a big kicker to get wiped out. I've had the last 3 weeks taken out of my season (and at least one more week) from an accident I did on a hardpack groomer. I'm glad I had my helmet on.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Last year I discovered a pretty significant "stabbing" or "poking" type of impact on the top front of my helmet. Kinda looks like it was hit by a bullet.

Not sure, but I think it was caused by a tree branch. Seems like it could have done some real damage to a bare mellon!

I find that wearing a helmet gives me an added sense of security to bomb through shit with fewer consequences...which isn't necessarily always a good thing.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #28 (permalink)
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sorry i dont find even proper fitting helmets to be comfortable.

wearing a helmet is a choice, my choice is not to.

ive actually taken a pretty bad shot to the back of the head while snowboarding, with a concussion and a few hours of amnesia to boot. its not something i make a habit of so im not really worried about it.






edit* i want to add that i am in no way endorsing not wearing a helmet, they do provide a lot of protection for your precious little head. but i do endorse your right to choose whether you wear one or not.

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I have been a firefighter/paramedic for 9 years. While I work in the south, have seen the result of people hitting their heads on just about everything but snow and ice. I'll spare you the details, but I can honestly say that after countless motorcycle, scooter, skateboard, falls, ect, ect. over the years I have never said "that dude was lucky he wasn't wearing a helmet". I can even say that a few times about seat belts, but never a helmet.
My father died of a traumatic brain injury about 3 years ago. After 4 months in a hospital where my whole family pretty much stayed by his side. Coming from a family member who went through this whole ordeal, I have to disagree that it's a personal choice to wear one. Ask your family. After a traumatic brain injury, they are going to be the ones dealing with your situation, you'll be obvilious. Maybe visiting you somewhere all the time, maybe if your lucky enough to go home - feeding you, bathing you, cleaning up your drool, stuff like that...involve them in your decision.
Sorry if this was a little over the top, but maybe it will convince just one of you to wear one and save you and your family from having to deal with something like this. Why is this in a fashion forum?
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Why is this in a fashion forum?
Agree with everything barnburner said. Working as an RN in both ER and ICU for the last four years, I have seen the results of head injuries first hand. It is not pretty. That said, I have seen many patients go on to make a full recovery after a helmeted head injury, when they would have been dead without it. Just wear the helmet. Which is more important, your fashion sense or your brain matter?
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