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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 05:18 PM
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The reason I say that I've been riding for 15 years is not to try to look like I'm a pro and I don't ever fall but to remind you that a few years back, there was no such thing as a snowboard helmet and nothing serious never happened to me or my riding buddies or to friends of my friends. I'm not saying that there is 0% chance of head injury, accidents do happen ( and chances are I'm going to get a helmet for icy days)but I don't think it's absolutely essential. Maybe I'm wrong...but it really is the OP's decision at the end.
For just ice? Riding powder they are actually pretty good to have. I ride a ton of powder and you just never know where a hidden rock is going to be if you take a tumble. Then again, you can say that about any of the conditions, there is always that "if". As you said it is personal preference with the OP. Helmets are never a "bad idea".
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helmet knee pads and impact shorts. You will be happy you did
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For just ice? Riding powder they are actually pretty good to have. I ride a ton of powder and you just never know where a hidden rock is going to be if you take a tumble. Then again, you can say that about any of the conditions, there is always that "if". As you said it is personal preference with the OP. Helmets are never a "bad idea".
I wish I could ride powder...I should move west

If the thing is comfy, I might wear it everyday...I just never tried it!
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Here is my problem with those who say how much they have ridden without a helmet...

The OP asked if it is a good idea to pick one up. Nobody here was pushing the idea on him. He considered it himself. In this scenario, I find it highly inconsiderate to not recommend the helmet just because you rode so many years without one.

I don't wear butt pads or any other type of armor, but if someone was considering picking some up, I would absolutely recommend it.

Why? Because how horrible would it be if they injured themselves in a way that a simple piece of equipment could have prevented? Especially if the person was considering it in the first place and was able to afford it.

It is indeed a personal choice, but you should always err on the side of caution when providing gear advice to new riders regardless of your personal choices.

Same goes for drug abuse. I used to do that shit. I always told my good friends to avoid that shit because addiction sucks. That's not being hypocritical, that's just warning people of the side effects.

To the OP: You can find damn good helmets for under $50.

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I wish I could ride powder...I should move west

If the thing is comfy, I might wear it everyday...I just never tried it!
I rode without a helmet as well for a while. My reason was because it was hard to find ones that fit my oddly shaped big ass head. I finally found one, Smith Variant, and I absolutely wish I had it from the start. I've had a mild concussion and a helmet would have prevented that. It was a minor crash, but as someone stated, the head hits the ground with the most force thanks to gravity.

Admittedly, it was uncomfortable at first since I was so used to just riding with a beanie. After two runs, I had already forgot that I even had one on. I actually went to scratch my head forgetting that I couldn't because of the helmet

But yea, I literally tried on 30 different helmets over the years. Smith Variant was pricey, but the adjustability and ventilation won my money.


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I rode without a helmet as well for a while. My reason was because it was hard to find ones that fit my oddly shaped big ass head. I finally found one, Smith Variant, and I absolutely wish I had it from the start. I've had a mild concussion and a helmet would have prevented that. It was a minor crash, but as someone stated, the head hits the ground with the most force thanks to gravity.

Admittedly, it was uncomfortable at first since I was so used to just riding with a beanie. After two runs, I had already forgot that I even had one on. I actually went to scratch my head forgetting that I couldn't because of the helmet

But yea, I literally tried on 30 different helmets over the years. Smith Variant was pricey, but the adjustability and ventilation won my money.
since the winter seasons is still 2 months away, im hoping i can grab something decent... i really like the GIRO OMEN... audio would also be nice in a helm... Keep an eye out for me guys
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since the winter seasons is still 2 months away, im hoping i can grab something decent... i really like the GIRO OMEN... audio would also be nice in a helm... Keep an eye out for me guys
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Yes, yes, yes get a helmet, immediately. Both of my worst snowboard accidents were head injuries and because I had no helmet. The first one was not even (totally) my fault. I fell pretty lightly on my toe edge, landed nice and soft on my stomach/forearms, which was only unfortunate when the guy behind me rammed the top of my head with his snowboard as he tried to stop and not hit me (this was on the side of the trail btw, not the middle). Almost blacked out on that one and had to take a sled ride. No concussion, thankfully.

The second time was again my toe edge, trying to stop and caught the heel and got whipped backward and slammed my head on some nice hard pack. Again, no concussion but definitely ruined my night. After that one I went straight down to the ski shop right there at the mountain, despite being overpriced. I will never ride without one again.
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Cool helmet

I got recently really nice helmet hat. I was looking at this helmet for a while, but the company (helt-Pro) is located in Germany and they don't deliver to the US. Some guys start selling in on amazon lately. I do just regular riding too, so that this helmet was a perfect idea for me!
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