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wear it, seeing as fashion is typically the reason for younger people to not wear one... having a functional brain>>>looking as steezy as possible.

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I find brains to be pretty steezy if I must admit.
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I bought my helmet so I could have speakers in the ear pads, my ear buds kept falling out, the little bit of head protection is just a bonus
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I've been on 5 trips to CO to board and next week I'll be making my 6th trip. I've never worn a helmet before and on at least 2 different occasions in the past I've hit a nasty patch of ice and wiped out and hit my head real good. I've also been clobbered by an idiot or 2 on the mountain.. I'm 100% guilty of being that person who thought people would make fun of me for wearing a helmet, or that it would look "stupid". Let's get realistic, you know what would look more stupid?? You being paralyzed or in a vegetable state and pissing/shitting yourself all day and being incapable of living your life without 24/7 assistance. I come from a pre-med background and I have a pretty in-depth understanding of the brain and I can't believe how ignorant I was to never wear a helmet on my previous trips. I'm investing in a helmet today and I'll have it on every time I hit the slopes next week.

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You can be the best snowboarder in the world, but it is more about the people behind you. I know this guy who was slammed head on by a skier, went to the emergency room and the only reason he survived was because he was wearing a helmet. I really don't think I would hurt myself, but to protect myself from other riders.
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You can be the best snowboarder in the world, but it is more about the people behind you. I know this guy who was slammed head on by a skier, went to the emergency room and the only reason he survived was because he was wearing a helmet. I really don't think I would hurt myself, but to protect myself from other riders.
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There's still a question over helmets?!?! Got mine about 4 years ago (15 years into my snowboarding career) because my buddy and I collided and I forgot how to talk for a few weeks. Now I find it warmer (toque only covers to the ears at the most), more comfortable (goggles don't press into my face and rub itchy toque on me lol), and just downright better.

When I'm flying through the trees, off little cliffs, etc. do I want to be worried about keeping my head safe?

To each his own I guess. I used to ride a sportbike and helmets are mandatory in Canada. Saw some guys in Philly popping wheelies on enduro's with no helmets and I just about puked my stomach turned so much.

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