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Old 11-23-2012, 08:59 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Part of the thrill of snowboarding is the danger! Yes, you may feel more comfortable going faster, but at the cost of reduced peripheral vision, reduced noise, and also you won't have that great feeling of the wind hitting your face! I've never even seen a full face helmet on a snowboarder (apart from someone trying to set a world speed record!).

Now, I'm not saying don't wear a helmet, I wear one for 90% of my riding nowadays and I feel that I can push myself harder, but for god's sake don't overkill it! A full face helmet is only going to protect your jaw, and if you break your jaw get some good photos of it and show it off on facebook, that story would rock and you'd look like a bad ass!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Part of the thrill of snowboarding is the danger! Yes, you may feel more comfortable going faster, but at the cost of reduced peripheral vision, reduced noise, and also you won't have that great feeling of the wind hitting your face! I've never even seen a full face helmet on a snowboarder (apart from someone trying to set a world speed record!).

Now, I'm not saying don't wear a helmet, I wear one for 90% of my riding nowadays and I feel that I can push myself harder, but for god's sake don't overkill it! A full face helmet is only going to protect your jaw, and if you break your jaw get some good photos of it and show it off on facebook, that story would rock and you'd look like a bad ass!
The whole reduced vision argument is complete bullshit.. same thing motorcyclists try to say. If I can ride at 130+ mph at Road America with a grid full of other bikes and have enough vision to do so safely, you can certainly do it at 40mph on a snowboard. Now with saying that, I don't wear a fullface but ride with a chick who does. If it makes you feel safer and you're having fun go for it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Your goggles are going to fog up like crazy with a full face on, the end.
seriously? Have you ever worn a fullface? LOL...

I guess those motocross guys are crazyyyyyy
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #34 (permalink)
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The whole reduced vision argument is complete bullshit.. same thing motorcyclists try to say. If I can ride at 130+ mph at Road America with a grid full of other bikes and have enough vision to do so safely, you can certainly do it at 40mph on a snowboard. Now with saying that, I don't wear a fullface but ride with a chick who does. If it makes you feel safer and you're having fun go for it.
haha, I ride a motorbike as well and wear a full face helmet (superbike on European roads), and yes you can go fast but, unlike on a snowboard, you keep your head relatively straight (probably turn it +/- 30 degrees whilst cornering at speed). When snowboarding your head and neck is a lot more dynamic and you turn your head a lot further.

The fact that you're comparing riding a motorbike and a snowboard is idiotic! It actually has more in common with skiing if you think about it!

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haha, I ride a motorbike as well and wear a full face helmet (superbike on European roads), and yes you can go fast but, unlike on a snowboard, you keep your head relatively straight (probably turn it +/- 30 degrees whilst cornering at speed). When snowboarding your head and neck is a lot more dynamic and you turn your head a lot further.

The fact that you're comparing riding a motorbike and a snowboard is idiotic!
So you're saying that with a full face helmet you can't turn your head? Have you ever watched a supercross race? How about MotoGP? Ever see rossi turn his head nearly 180 degrees? But that's impossible with a fullface... You're very naive.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #37 (permalink)
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So you're saying that with a full face helmet you can't turn your head? Have you ever watched a supercross race? How about MotoGP? Ever see rossi turn his head nearly 180 degrees? But that's impossible with a fullface... You're very naive.
I didn't say you can't turn your head, I said you don't turn it as much as you do snowboarding. If we are comparing the most recognisable motorbike rider , such as Rossi, then we should look at the most most recognisable snowboarder, Shaun White, who low and behold wears a normal snowboarding helmet! Perhaps he would feel better if he had a full face helmet, you should probably ask him! I mean after all, wearing a fulface is just as practical for snowboarding as it is for a motorbike......you're so wise, knowledgable and insightful!
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Don't do it. The reason why you wear full face on a MTN bike is that it is MUCH more likely to land on your head/face. I mean anything that sends you over the handlebars is likely going to be dangerous to your face. As for snowboarding, ESPECIALLY if you are not racing going high speeds down the fall line, you are way more likely to hurt a wrist. Broken wrist and tailbone are the most likely injuries in snowboarding. In skiing it is broken thumb and knee injuries. Head is lower on the list.

The nature of racing is that you don't need to be able to see your board or immediately in front of you as well as you would if you were going slower through the trees or just cruising. When you are going 60 mph, you are looking farther ahead than when you are doing 20.

Don't do it. If you usually ride Mach 10, then at least you won't look totally stupid wearing it. If you are just cruising... you will have to be replaying "Sticks and stones will hurt my bones but words will never hurt me" over and over in your head.
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I mean after all, wearing a fulface is just as practical for snowboarding as it is for a motorbike......you're so wise, knowledgable and insightful!

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I don't wear a fullface but ride with a chick who does. If it makes you feel safer and you're having fun go for it.

Where did I mention practicality? And it's a motorcycle not a motorbike Euro dork...
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I didn't say you can't turn your head, I said you don't turn it as much as you do snowboarding. If we are comparing the most recognisable motorbike rider , such as Rossi, then we should look at the most most recognisable snowboarder, Shaun White, who low and behold wears a normal snowboarding helmet! Perhaps he would feel better if he had a full face helmet, you should probably ask him! I mean after all, wearing a fulface is just as practical for snowboarding as it is for a motorbike......you're so wise, knowledgable and insightful!
Hmmmmm....



Maybe he should?
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