RED Helmet: mild concussion and lost goggle clip
Hey everybody. So, I was on my board for the first time on Sunday. Last run of the day, I caught my heel edge and flew downhill, taking a hard blow to the back of my (helmeted) head. It left me dazed, with a headache, and suffering from some mild-to-moderate confusion. I was definitely mildly concussed. Anyway, I just realized yesterday that I lost my goggle clip during the impact.
So, I'm just wondering what people think I should do. I've read that I should be able to get a free replacement goggle clip from the manufacturer. However, I have a weekend snowboarding trip planned, starting friday, so I doubt they could send one in time. I'm going to check back at the store where I bought the helmet to see if they happen to carry any replacements. I expect that I'll definitely want a goggle clip, or else I fear losing my goggles.
More importantly, however, is the force with which I hit my head. I'm aware that the "rule" is that, if you have a significant impact, the helmet's structure is compromised and you should get a new one. I think receiving a mild concussion while wearing a helmet warrants being called a "significant impact". It just sucks because I just bought the thing last week.
(I'm considering just biting the bullet and buying a new one, but I want to see what people think before I commit to that idea.)