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Old 03-10-2014, 11:14 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Man Deacon, that's rough. Those stupid ass little kickers. Sneaky dangerous.

Glad you're okay. Time to buy a new lid.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Glad you're OK!

Once you have a conc you are more vulnerable... I'm sure that's not what you want to hear but it's a fact. Watch out / take it easy
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I've done that to 2 helmets in the last 3 years.
I thought that helmet looks familiar
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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thanks for the well wishes gang! they've officially diagnosed me with the concussion... of course. I'm totally good, just sore as hell. my biggest challenge to getting back out is going to be convincing my wife I'm ok.
Glad you are ok...

Just reassure her you have taken more life insurance, you should be ok...

That must of been some serious sack to split like that, or maybe just not as solid as you thought... Whatever, it definitely helped that is for sure...!!!
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Glad you're able to talk about it. Hope you heal up well. So many cracked helmets even during the Olympics.

I'm with killclimbz, I would skip out on the park until next season.

On that note, other than cracking a helmet or a very hard hit. How often are we supposed to change the helmet?
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:53 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Wow, that was a good smack!

Glad to know you're fine. Friend from work got tanked from behind while unstrapping of all things, and got a concussion too (wearing a helmet). Would have been at least stitches and who knows what else, on top of the concussion without it. Things can get nasty real easy without a helmet. There really is no argument to not using one.......
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Shit I missed this one. That would have felt fantastic. Glad to hear you're all good.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:30 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I think we all take the whole helmet thing far too lightly...most of us don't think twice throwing down 400-500 bucks + on a new deck but look for deals for helmets around $100 and under. Doesn't make sense. A lot of cheap helmets out there do nothing but protect your skull from getting banged up - what they don't do is protect your brain from getting banged around...and that's where the big risks are in head injuries. Always wear a helmet for sure, no brainer, but if you only have a certain amount of cash to spend on all your gear consider putting more into helmet tech than board tech...look for helmets with MIPS tech built in...it is designed to minimize brain rotation in head injuries and reduces the risks of concussions and brain trauma.

Helmet mnfrs should up their game - too many substandard products out there that do the bare minimum.

ps. change your helmet out every 2-3 years regardless of impacts. Foam degrades quite a lot over that period of time increasing risks of injury etc.
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I think we all take the whole helmet thing far too lightly...most of us don't think twice throwing down 400-500 bucks + on a new deck but look for deals for helmets around $100 and under. Doesn't make sense. A lot of cheap helmets out there do nothing but protect your skull from getting banged up - what they don't do is protect your brain from getting banged around...and that's where the big risks are in head injuries. Always wear a helmet for sure, no brainer, but if you only have a certain amount of cash to spend on all your gear consider putting more into helmet tech than board tech...look for helmets with MIPS tech built in...it is designed to minimize brain rotation in head injuries and reduces the risks of concussions and brain trauma.

Helmet mnfrs should up their game - too many substandard products out there that do the bare minimum.

ps. change your helmet out every 2-3 years regardless of impacts. Foam degrades quite a lot over that period of time increasing risks of injury etc.
As a person with multiple concussions and a TBI that doctors told my mother I would likely be a vegetable after (on mothers day none the less, I know I'm a terrible son) I could not agree more. Sadly helmets with the tech to reduce or eliminate concussions are next to nonexistent. Buy a helmet, no matter the price, it probably wont protect you from a concussion (or save you from brain trauma see Michael Schumacher) but they do help and are way more comfortable and warm than a beanie. its just stupid not to own one.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Hey, Deacon, glad your noggin's still in one piece!

Thanks to all for reminding us of the importance of a good helmet!
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