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|12-13-2012 07:23 PM|
After breaking a motorcycle helmet in a crash this summer and only getting a headache, I started wearing a helmet snowboarding.
It really doesn't take much of a hit to the head for you to end up with your mom having to change your diapers.
Who cares what you look like.
|12-13-2012 04:53 PM|
Originally Posted by ComeBack_Kid View Post
I'm not saying wear it while you're making dinner for the family. I'm saying why not wear it snowboarding, since you have a snowboarding helmet.
Here's the deal, I hit a small kicker which I'd done a million times and was extremely comfortable with it. I LIVED in the park. It wasn't a challenge or anything like that, it was an easy day for me and I didn't wear a helmet because it "doesn't look cool." I wasn't testing my ability by any means. BUT an unfortunate set of circumstances led to a horrible crash and I got fucked for it. I guess that makes me see things more cautiously now.
Anywho, that's your decision to not wear it at times and I can certainly respect that Helmet's aren't for everyone
|12-13-2012 04:44 PM|
Originally Posted by alaric View Post
Head injuries can happen at any time snowboarding or not, but the reason none of us wear a helmet 100% of the time throughout life is because we understand and mitigate the risks. Hell, I could get struck by a car while running on the side of the road, but overall, the odds are pretty damn low, which is why I don't wear a helmet for that particular activity (lol).
Hell, the only time I HAVE injured my head snowboarding was on an inverted trick I didn't fully rotate while wearing a helmet. I still got a concussion and had to get off the mountain.
I don't like the "feel" of a helmet on my head at all, so on days when I feel confident in my ability not to hit my head snowboarding, such as lapping around the resort with a couple of friends or a girl, I'm not going to wear one. On the other hand, I do wear a helmet when riding exclusively park or backcountry, because the risks are higher. Savvy?
|12-13-2012 12:51 PM|
I've got a Giro with the Santa Cruz graohics, I really like it and feel more comfortable wearing it, but I ride a motorbike and have a track/drift car so I have no issues with the comfort/restriction of wearing a helmet.
My girlfriends been snowboarding longer than me and has never had a helmet, when I got one last year she decided she'd have to, she's already said she won't be riding without it now.
|12-13-2012 11:52 AM|
|Toecutter||I had a huge chunk of ice drop off the chair cable last week and bounce right off my helmeted head on its way to the ground. Phewww! That would've hurt.|
|12-13-2012 11:46 AM|
The hardest hit I have ever taken to my head was on the plate ice when unloading chair 8 in vail. Someone caught my board withe their ski pole and it took my board out. It dazed me with my helmet. Without it, who knows. I had less dizziness when I got smacked with a 2x4 in a brawl once though.
I ride that chair 6-7 times a day about 5 days a week..... I always wear a helmet. I'd rather look stupid than be stupid. These days your in a major minority if your not wearing a helmet.
|12-13-2012 11:43 AM|
I bought a Smith Varient helmet this year. It's a tight fitting sleek design and I think it looks great. Last year I had a Burton Red. Both look nice but the smith fits nicer and looks much better.
I have too much to lose in the name of looking good, not to wear a helmet. Besides...I probably look just as stupid without one as I do with one.
|12-13-2012 11:40 AM|
Originally Posted by ComeBack_Kid View Post
If you have a helmet why not wear it all the time? Because you feel dorky? You'll look a lot more goofy when your mom is feeding you baby food.
Not trying to start shit. I was the idiot who didn't wear mine because it didn't look cool. And the day I was taking it easy is the day I wrecked myself. Just hoping people learn from me so they don't experience the shit I had to live through.
|12-12-2012 08:07 PM|
|ComeBack_Kid||I think a lot of people don't wear helmets particularly because they look (and feel) a little weird. Honestly, I only use mine when I'm riding park or backcountry and I know I'm going to be seriously pushing my abilities or possibly being inverted.|
|12-12-2012 06:17 PM|
|slyder||I took a few laps the other day without my helmet....that felt awkward!!|
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