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Old 03-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Helmet saves life fellow forum member

Hi guys,
posting this when I'm not sure I should but will anyway.

A fellow member and buddy of mine went down today. Not many details but this is what's left of his helmet. Reports are he'll be in overnight for observation and fingers crossed this is the end of it.
Says he's good just sore, no recollection to what happened.

Plz folks I know many of you have reasons not to wear them but maybe just think about changing that stance.
I"ll post more info when/if he wants me too.

Prayers for a fellow dad park rider
-I'm Slyder and I suffer from "Gummer Syndrome"

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Woooaaah! That sucks to hear. I wish him a speedy recovery!
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad to hear your friend was wearing a helmet and is going to be ok. That looks like a pretty hard hit based on the size and spread of that crack. Looks like his legs came out from under him and he smacked the back of his head on a rail or something.

Surviving an impact to your noggin' is all that matters -- it may not look as cool wearing a helmet, but looking cool isn't going to mean much if you have brain damage.

Wishing your buddy and fellow forum member a speedy recovery.
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Best of luck to him.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yikes! All the best to him

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Old 03-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow! Good illustration...
Wish him speedy recovery and soon comeback to the slopes
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've seen what it takes to put a small "crack" in a helmet. I can't even imagine what he had happen with that. That's a split helmet.

And remember. If you don't wear it right, don't wear it at all. Seriously. Make sure it's snug. This is what makes me mad. If you don't wanna wear a helmet, alright your choice. If you are wearing it wrong? You make me mad. You clearly want to be protected and must have reason, yet don't care enough to actually have it protect you....

Hoping he's back out soon.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey that's MY helmet! I'm super thankful I wear a helmet, probably did save my life. I think, I don't remember at all, that I washed out landing a little 15 footer and caught my heel edge. I don't regain consciousness until ski patrol was already working on me. They said I may have been convulsing, I'll find out tomorrow when I read the report. That said, all my ct scans came back good, I'm just super sore.

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Old 03-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Glad to hear your ok. That helmet did its job

I only recently began wearing a helmet and i wonder why it took so long. Its super comfortable and warm. After a few runs i forgot i had it on.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Damn man -- glad you're ok!
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