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What amuses me most is when people get on a bicycle and peddle at 20mph they'll put a helmet on, but 50mph on the snow not so much.

Imagine cycling at 50mph wearing a beanie. LOL.
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This was back in 2005, friend of mine boarded with something like a motorcycle helmet, made for snowboarding though

Just saying there are better helmet options then the standard ones

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Again, helmets are never a bad idea. Then again, making them mandatory at ski areas. Yeah, not really for that either.
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When I used to ride bikes helmets were mandatory at 99% of the parks I rode. When I rode mx, no way you could touch a track without a helmet. Obviously a lot of other sports see the need to enforce safety on the people, yet resorts don't give two shits. Guess when you're raking in that much money, a couple deaths aren't worth sacrificing customer happiness.

I'm not too sure where I stand on that issue, just doing a comparison.
I don't need a resort to tell me to wear a helmet. I got a mind and can make a own decision. Own responsibility.


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This was back in 2005, friend of mine boarded with something like a motorcycle helmet, made for snowboarding though

Just saying there are better helmet options then the standard ones

that is a full face helmet. Yes they offer more protection. You'll still die if you hit a tree going over 20mph. Even motorcycle helmets can't protect against that type of impact. They are designed for those glancing blows. Like laying down your bike at a high rate of speed. Your head is going to impact the pavement, but not directly. You are skidding along. Helmets are awesome for that...
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I have a buddy who skis with a full face moto helmet. He skis at full speed all the time. Last year his helmet did not protect his collarbone at 53mph....

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What amuses me most is when people get on a bicycle and peddle at 20mph they'll put a helmet on, but 50mph on the snow not so much.

Imagine cycling at 50mph wearing a beanie. LOL.
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I have a buddy who skis with a full face moto helmet. He skis at full speed all the time. Last year his helmet did not protect his collarbone at 53mph....
Yea, because I would so expect a helmet to save my collarbone!
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I don't need a resort to tell me to wear a helmet. I got a mind and can make a own decision. Own responsibility.

I feel the same way. It wasn't meant to start a war, just saying there are equivalent comparable facilities/sports that force helmets on thier customers who pay to use thier place of business. I wear a helmet but would rather have the right to choose.

However lets say the media, or a significant rise in fatal and life threatening accidents happen, it just may be a future you have to accept.

I choose freedom for now.
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I feel the same way. It wasn't meant to start a war, just saying there are equivalent comparable facilities/sports that force helmets on thier customers who pay to use thier place of business. I wear a helmet but would rather have the right to choose.

However lets say the media, or a significant rise in fatal and life threatening accidents happen, it just may be a future you have to accept.

I choose freedom for now.
Motorcycle helmet laws in the USA have come and gone over the years. I'm in the "it's your head so it's your choice" group. However, if your an insurance company and someone needs 30 years of hospitalization because the bonked their head while cruising on their motorcycle...well, why sell them insurance? You take your chances, you pay your price.
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Are you all sure, his head was crushed or somehow else damaged? I didn't read everything very carefully, but I'm almost sure, that his brain damage is due anormous decceleration... You know, if you hit a wall with a smart at 150mph, most likely you will die, but not due to bones or skull crushed, but you brain and organs will suffer serious damage due to decceleration. Ant to decrese that decceleration, you need some crushing zones, that will absorb energy and decrese impact dramatically, so how do you imagine a technology for that? To wear a helmet with a diameter of 3 feet?
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