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View Poll Results: When do you wear a helmet?
Never. 16 9.76%
Only for NEW park stuff, and not outside the park. 1 0.61%
For all park stuff, but not outside the park. 12 7.32%
All the time. 128 78.05%
Other - Plz explain below. 7 4.27%
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted some sort of an idea as to how many people use their helmet and for what... Not really looking for an argument about them, but feel free to discuss if ya feel the need.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just wanted some sort of an idea as to how many people use their helmet and for what... Not really looking for an argument about them, but feel free to discuss if ya feel the need.
lol I was just thinking of asking a similar question.

I wear one for riding. I grew up on skis without helmets but now that the trend is here I'm glad it is. I can't count how many times I wiped out and bumped my noggin. I would not have learned to board without one.

I'm curious though, people who chose not to wear one today, why do you chose not to?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just basically want to know whether people wear them in the park and then ditch them on the other slopes or not... but you can search the forum for bajillions of threads about why not to. Usually it's just because people say they don't fit right, are too heavy, or are too warm.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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normally id just wear it in the park (not because the resort makes you, but because i value my head) lol but im too lazy to take it off when i go out of the park plus its saved me a few times already so i always wear one
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wear mine all the time except for a powder day at a mellow resort. If it wasn't for a helmet I would have probably messed up my melon off a big jump a few weeks ago.
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I wear it all of the time. Except today when I was in my backyard park and it was like 40 degrees. I just let my sexy hair fly free.
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I voted "all the time" but I don't wear one if we're doing a backyard bungee session or something. But always on the slopes.
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I've been skiing and snowboarding for nearly 19 years. Most of my friends didn't start snowboarding until college, and they asked me why I wore a helmet. The answer is simple, get a few concussions and you'll know why.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Started wearing one for racing. Now I feel naked without it. plus the built in speakers are much more comfortable than ear buds (music for the lift rides) A good friend and very good skier lost his life when he hit his head so yeah, wear your helment! Even if you don't ride that fast some idiot going mach speed can still hit you in the head.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It keeps my head warm, doesn't come off when I fall and keeps my goggles from coming off when I fall. There is zero reason for me to wear a stocking cap instead of my helemt.
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