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Old 03-22-2013, 01:21 PM   #301 (permalink)
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true story lol.

that was one of those times when your brain just keeps screaming "youd better not fuck this up"
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true story lol.

that was one of those times when your brain just keeps screaming "youd better not fuck this up"
Wouldn't that be something the lines of this:

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #303 (permalink)
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now youre just bragging lol
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #304 (permalink)
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On Saturday we had some of the worst conditions i have ever boarded on. 15 degrees Celsius on the mountain the previous day, melting most of the top layer, then an incredibly cold night and 0 degrees on Satuday, refreezing that melted layer into a rock hard ice pack. Not just some runs, but every single run was like this. And even at 4:30pm, there was no slush built up, just slick, noisy ice.

Worst conditions may be subjective though, because of the lack of moguls/bumps it meant that every run could be bombed faster than i have ever ridden before.

However my wife was not enjoying it so much. Caught a heel edge a couple of times and not even padded shorts could save her from nasty bruises. And after hitting her head once (mild concussion), she has finally agreed "I want a helmet"

She was dead set against helmets until that fall (said that they were ugly, and that only pros need them)... and i feel bad, but i am almost happy she fell. Feel much safer with her having maximum protection possible.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #305 (permalink)
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Since I had my helmet I didn't feel the need to duck from some low hanging brush. Unfortunately the branch was a little larger than I anticipated. I had to pull chunks off wood from my helmet vents after it knocked me the fuck down.

Haha.

Kinda backfired on me, If I didn't have it on I would have got low though, gotta stop letting it give me confidence.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #306 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=MarshallV82;867194 Unfortunately the branch was a little larger than I anticipated. I[/QUOTE]

i often smack branches and shit out of the way, the other day i misjudged a small tree's thickness, it did not move, and it had me gut-punched before i could react...luckily i wasnt going too fast or ida been a shishkabob
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #307 (permalink)
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Today I had a pretty close call I would say. I was riding the park at my local resort, which means the jumps are very steep and alot of kick, so they can easly throw an not so experienced park rider like me to the ground. It was on a 45-50ft jump, and I think I was too much on my heels as when I got up in the air, I started to fall backwards and ended up landing nearly flat on my back and hit my head slightly! To redeem myself, I went up and hit it again, but just more on my toes and success! lol
Lesson learned for sure, I wont hit the park without helmet anymore
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #308 (permalink)
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it's ironic how helmet is in the fashion section
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #309 (permalink)
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On Saturday we had some of the worst conditions i have ever boarded on. 15 degrees Celsius on the mountain the previous day, melting most of the top layer, then an incredibly cold night and 0 degrees on Satuday, refreezing that melted layer into a rock hard ice pack. Not just some runs, but every single run was like this. And even at 4:30pm, there was no slush built up, just slick, noisy ice.

Worst conditions may be subjective though, because of the lack of moguls/bumps it meant that every run could be bombed faster than i have ever ridden before.

However my wife was not enjoying it so much. Caught a heel edge a couple of times and not even padded shorts could save her from nasty bruises. And after hitting her head once (mild concussion), she has finally agreed "I want a helmet"

She was dead set against helmets until that fall (said that they were ugly, and that only pros need them)... and i feel bad, but i am almost happy she fell. Feel much safer with her having maximum protection possible.
This is often the case with the anti-helmet crowd. You don't want one until you or someone close to you falls, hits your/their head and nearly suffers a really, really serious injury.

And for every dozen or so people who get EXTREMELY LUCKY, who hit their heads on the snow and don't suffer major damage, there's one or two boarders who are unlucky, suffer a traumatic brain injury, and have to live with some limitation for the rest of their lives.

And why? Because they want to spite the people who tell them they should wear helmets.

Pride goeth before a fall, as they say.
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Her excuses went from "I only ride on normal slopes, i dont do the park like you" to "it makes you look like a pro, i dont want to look pro". Meanwhile i wore my helmet whether it was a bunny hill or a 20ft kicker (max for me so far). But we are going helmet shopping this weekend. Bit late in the season, but better late than never.


One of the minor benefits: A yardsale with a helmet is just a slide, gather your composure, keep riding.

None of this unclipping to collect your goggles & beanie which flew off when you fell, then trying to clear snow from your gear. It all stays on your head...
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