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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Always wear your helmet.

I saw a thread posted not to long ago, where the OP hit his head so hard (with helmet on) the helmet cracked in half. It completely saved his noggin.

I was just trying to ollie over a roller today and somehow caught an edge...my nose edge! I wasn't paying attention like I should have been. Anyhow, I flipped forward like I was flung into the ground. First the left-hand side of my body hit the ground, and my arm was curled up into my armpit somehow, so I basically fell on my fist. Then my head whipped into the ground. I didn't slide or roll. It was like I hit a brick wall. Or like I was slingshotted directly into the ground. Although I was disoriented for a second when my head hit, it was totally fine. Still not sure about my ribs though. I might have cracked one a little bit.

Anyhow, the helmet is intact. I almost didn't wear my helmet. I'm really really glad I did.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2009, 07:29 PM
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Glad your noggin was saved! I'm not sure if snowboarding helmets are anything like motorcycle helmets, but I know if you ever have a collision with a motorcycle helmet you are supposed to toss it. The inside foam layer is only good for one hit, because the impact damages it and makes it weak in the area where pressure was applied.

You might want to look into that before you wear that lid again... anybody else know about this?
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yeah i believe that varies from case to case depending on the force of the impact. Its a good idea to take off the pads and look at that inner impact shell to see if there are any cracks or breaks, if so, then yes the structural integrity has been damaged and you'd be safer to either replace the inner shell or get a whole new helmet.
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Ive only damaged my right wrist... just the usual bale, and fail attempt at doing something with my out-stretched arm to save it. im hoping its just a sprain that will heal in a while... but I hear some bones, and clicking going on haha
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Glad your noggin was saved! I'm not sure if snowboarding helmets are anything like motorcycle helmets, but I know if you ever have a collision with a motorcycle helmet you are supposed to toss it. The inside foam layer is only good for one hit, because the impact damages it and makes it weak in the area where pressure was applied.

You might want to look into that before you wear that lid again... anybody else know about this?
Oh, never thought of that! Thanks for the safety tip, I'll have to inspect it.
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My helmet has saved me frmo so many nasty situations, nearly brained myself on a rail in the park but luckily i had my helmet on
good stuff imo
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I think everyone should probably wear helmets, but there's really no excuse for beginners to not wear them. I think it's more accepted nowadays than it was before. People thought it was "uncool" to wear one. What's "uncool" is being brain dead and eating out of a feeding tube for the rest of your life.
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yeah i personally get shit from all my friends for wearing a helmet, since none of them do. Somehow they've manged to progress in the park without takin a dome slam...but w/e i think its worth it
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Snowboard helmets are multi impact helmets so you can keep using yours unless its cracked. Bicycle helmets are single impact helmets and crack when you use it and have to buy a new one.
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Ya that is ridiculous that someone would shit talk you for wearing a helmet.
I wore one last year and it definitely saved my ass from concussion on a nasty wipeout i had, I outgrew that one though and haven't had a chance to buy another one because I've been broke as hell. But a new helmet is definitely on my list of things i need to grab. I find i ride alot harder with a helmet because i worry less about cracking my dome on a box or some ice.
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