To wear or not to wear a Helm? - Page 32 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #311 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 10:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Gdog42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
63150 Fuels Specialist

Refueled A-10 warthog / F-15 Eagle fighters, KC-135 tankers, RC-135 AWACS and Cobra Ball recon at Eielson AFB Fairbanks, Elmendorf AFB Anchorage Alaska. 1984-1987

Actually got to fly on the AWACS. Was pretty intense shit going on during the Cold War with the Soviet Union! We came pretty damn close to nuking ourselves into extinction in September and November of 83. When the Soviets shot down KAL Flight 007 a 747 with 300 souls, Reagan dropped us to DEFCON-1 and we had one night where every B-52 scrambled. Nothing quite like having every siren and emergency light going off and seeing all 7 fully nuke laden B-52 leave the alert pad and line up at the runway! We were all shitting ourselves thinking Spokane had maybe 8 minutes left!

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.

I guess it takes a person trained by the military to run a forum as crazy as this!
Gdog42 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #312 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 11:10 PM
With extra cheese.
 
CheeseForSteeze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,750
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nerozor View Post
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.
CheeseForSteeze is offline  
post #313 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 11:14 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 772
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
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.
KansasNoob is offline  
post #314 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 11:25 PM
Junior Member
 
Bart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Bart is offline  
post #315 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 07:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Gdog42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bart View Post
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!
Gdog42 is offline  
post #316 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Veteran Member
 
East§ide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
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..


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Never Summer Evo 153/Restricted ReFlex Cartel
Gnu Danny Kass 156 BTX
East§ide is offline  
post #317 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Senior Member
 
vknyvz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rutherford, NJ
Posts: 381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
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

Setup
2014 Never Summer Proto HDX 158cm
2012 Flow Trilogy Bindings XL
vknyvz is offline  
post #318 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 03:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Gdog42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vknyvz View Post
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!
Gdog42 is offline  
post #319 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 04:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
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.
horia.ancas is offline  
post #320 of 373 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 08:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Liliana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
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?
Liliana is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome