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post #31 of 373 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 11:22 AM
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Wearing helmet is definitely a choice for each person to make. If you won't want to wear a helmet, that's fine, it's your choice.

The thing that kills me is some of the reasons I'm hearing here. The comments like "I don't plan on falling" are ridiculously comical. I do plan on falling either, but shit happens. I'm pretty sure nobody ever went out saying, "I think I'm gonna try to fall as many times as I can today." I took a hidden tree branch to the dome at Vail last year that would have certainly crushed my skull, pretty sure I didn't say something like "I was trying to bash my skull in today."

Shit DOES happen, and it only takes one incident to change or end your life. That's why I wear a helmet.
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I've started wearing one, and now I don't think I could justify not wearing one. The reward (looking cool, feeling lighter) isn't worth the risk (self explanatory).

That said, I rode without for years and just considered it par for the course. It was pretty uncommon for kids to wear helmets 10 years ago, and the helmets themselves were not as comfortable or low profiled as those made today.
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tell you the truth i dont wear one but have one incase i decide to do park i proably should wear one all the time considering ive had 5 concussions not from snowboarding but from rugby but it your choice
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Honestly just wear one. Its safe and usually are really comfy and warm. Soo many occasions where if i wasnt wearing a helmet id be serious hurt.
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Originally Posted by Barnburner View Post
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?
good point ....its kind of selfish to not think about your family if you think about it

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my helmet has saved me so many times! I would likely be concussed many times or worse if I wasn't wearing one! and recently picked up a new one with a bit of a visor that i think looks pretty cool, so the whole helmets looks gay is a bad argument imo! they save lives, they save your brain functioning, and to me, that's all that matters!

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Why not try wearing helmet? You'll get used to it eventually. It's for protection after all.

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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
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.
i'd love to see evidence to support that.

A majority of people i know all wear beanies under helmet to keep head warm and pretty sure I see a hell of a lot of pro riders wearing beanies under their helmets. My helmet does not keep me warm at all. If anything I would think a beanie would add more cushion. It still fits snug and doesn't move around. i've bumped my head several times with it on and it sure as hell did the job.
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Originally Posted by surferbum21 View Post
i'd love to see evidence to support .
Agreed. And I am serious, if you have some info please post it and I will utilize it in our safety committee's, ect. we wear helmets with hoods, without, with hoods and mask, ect, ect...
With all due respect, I just don't see it. And the basis for so has several reasons. Mostly revolving around the helmet companies liability, because unfortunately, that's what makes our world turn...I have never seen a warning not to wear anything under a helmet, and the companies would certainly use that as an easy "out", especially since it's a common practice.
If the fit were THAT specific, there would be a more specific fit. It wouldnt be S,M,L,XL...what about those that fall in between. Also my Berns helmet I just got has a winter insert and a sweat band instead of an insert for summer use. The winter one is thicker than my beanie, and because of that the helmet fits a little looser without the insert, but the difference is greater than using my beanie and not using it.
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