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Old 03-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #311 (permalink)
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Snowolf, sounds like you had a really interesting experience with the Air Force. I mean holy shit, I can only imagine the stress of that night involving the chance of being nuked by the Soviets. Thankfully that didn't happen though.

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #312 (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
Not to sound like a dick but as an admittedly inexperienced park rider, there's no real reason to be on a lippy 45 footer. I've progressed a lot on small, near-zero consequence 10-15 footers.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:14 PM   #313 (permalink)
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IMO you're more likely to be injured on a blue/green groomed trail than you are by hitting a tree when you're out cruising in the trees. I don't have much experience to speak from, but everyone I know personally that's been injured was on an easy trail and got hit by someone.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #314 (permalink)
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Park or not, falling from 6 feet or more onto usually hard stuff hurts, period. I started wearing one after getting knocked out for a really quick moment--scared the sh*t out of me then. Since then, one less thing to worry about and focus on riding rather than the "what ifs..." Even better--get the headphone speakers for the earpads if that's ur game.

How fashionable.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:07 AM   #315 (permalink)
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Even better--get the headphone speakers for the earpads if that's ur game.

How fashionable.
True, the audio compatibility of helmets is a great feature. Speaking of which...
Outdoor Technology is releasing a new wireless drop-in audio set specifically for snowboard helmets in September this year. They're also doing a collaboration project with Bern.
http://www.outdoortechnology.com/Shop/Chips/

These will be a lot better than those shitty Skull Candy ones for the Giro helmets that break easily. I have a Giro helmet and I put in a pair of loud earphones with volume control on the wire instead.

Ain't nothin like listening to an epic track on a fresh pow line!
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:21 AM   #316 (permalink)
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Those look nice, but for $130 I'd rather buy skull candy earbuds and replace them 2 times a season . That's more than the helmets themselves cost..
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #317 (permalink)
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True, the audio compatibility of helmets is a great
Ain't nothin like listening to an epic track on a fresh pow line!
how about smoking hookah and drinking beer while playing black ops 2?


look good but for 130 dollars man that's too much
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:00 PM   #318 (permalink)
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how about smoking hookah and drinking beer while playing black ops 2?
Black Ops 2?

Bitch please.

That game is crap!
And no, that is still no where near as much fun as shredding pow! Sorry, but that's like trying to suggest eating a piece of cardboard over a bagel. It doesn't work!
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:39 AM   #319 (permalink)
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Actually, I think you have the wrong impression. There really is no such thing as an "anti helmet" person. I have never ever encountered a person who was actually against wearing a helmet or tried to dissuade others from wearing a helmet. Everyone agrees that helmets do offer some protection in some circumstances.

I have also never, ever encountered a person who might have wanted to wear a helmet but didn't because they were "spiting" someone. The bottom line here is that people object to having others push helmet use and not just mind their own business. It gets old having people preaching and pushing their opinions on others. It becomes Fascist when people try to force others to their will by making it the law. The people who do not want to wear a helmet don't want others to quit wearing theirs, they just want to be left alone and not have busy bodies in their face preaching.

This whole issue is really very simple. If you want to wear a helmet do so. If you see someone else riding without a helmet, keep your mouth shut and don't mind their business. It's not your place to butt into someone else's business. If people would mind their own business and stop trying to control what everyone else is doing, this country would get along a lot better.
Wow, that's a really great post
Sums it up pretty good.
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Actually, I think you have the wrong impression. There really is no such thing as an "anti helmet" person. I have never ever encountered a person who was actually against wearing a helmet or tried to dissuade others from wearing a helmet. Everyone agrees that helmets do offer some protection in some circumstances.

I have also never, ever encountered a person who might have wanted to wear a helmet but didn't because they were "spiting" someone. The bottom line here is that people object to having others push helmet use and not just mind their own business. It gets old having people preaching and pushing their opinions on others. It becomes Fascist when people try to force others to their will by making it the law. The people who do not want to wear a helmet don't want others to quit wearing theirs, they just want to be left alone and not have busy bodies in their face preaching.

This whole issue is really very simple. If you want to wear a helmet do so. If you see someone else riding without a helmet, keep your mouth shut and don't mind their business. It's not your place to butt into someone else's business. If people would mind their own business and stop trying to control what everyone else is doing, this country would get along a lot better.
I think you are really degrading the meaning of the word "Fascist" when you use it in this context. Most laws are exactly that: forcing an opinion or preference of one group of people onto the entire society. From your point of view we are already living in a Fascist state, after all, seat belts and motorcycle helmets, and a slew of other things of that nature are already mandatory by law. Mandatory auto insurance is also a Fascist concept then. Is that how you think about it, too?
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