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Old 02-05-2010, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i don't want to sound like i'm preaching but i hope my experience will lead others to start wearing helmets. I'm 26 and am an intermediate-expert rider. I have a helmet i wear when i'm doing jumps, trees, or rails. i am kind of embarrased to say but i never wear it when i'm just hitting groomers b/c i like to rock a cocksock beanie and goggles.

Well i found out the hard way this last trip i just took when we were taking a run that i've taken plenty of times on the backside of keystone. it has been a crappy season up there and haven't got snow in awhile. i hit an ice patch and caught a front edge. next thing i know i wokeup in the med center with a stage 2 concussion. honestly i feel lucky to be alive (esp after hearing about liam neison's wife). I was even scared to go to sleep that night.

your head is not something to play with. a $100 helmet can save your life. I really think helmets should be mandatory for everyone or at least 18 and under.

I feel like an idiot now for being to cool for a helmet. on a good note my 4 friends as well as my wife have since bought helmets. Please consider doing the same







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Old 02-05-2010, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ouch. take it easy for a while, concussions suck. have that spinning feeling?
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yay for what looks like expert rescue/medical staff there
Looks like they took good care of ya.
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I hope you feel better. Nice work spreading the good word on head protectors!
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Glad it was only a concussion.

My boys know, helmets are a must. If I catch them once without it they are done for the season. Harsh, maybe, but they know the rule, they agreed to it, and I don't want something worse than what happened to you happen to them, or anyone for that matter.

One of my boys friend is not required to wear a helmet and his mother told me she wished he would. Long story short after 2 outings with us he decided he wanted a helmet. Makes me happy as I don't want to be the person calling the mom or dad telling them their son has a bad head injury while SB'ing with us.

Hope you have a fast recovery.
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oo that looked worse than mine i just got one last week. i was hitting about a 40 foot jump and worked my way up to trying 720s i did something in between a 540 and a 720 and caught my edge on the landing.
i was wearing a helmet too thank god i dont want to think about what would have happened if i wasn't wearing one.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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glad you okay man....it should be a lesson to all the helmets are a life saver
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looks nasty. i know my helmet has saved me from a concussion at least twice if not more times when catching a edge.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Glad you are ok... I have seen more people hurt on groomers that any other type of run. You wouldn't think so, but for some reason, a lot of people get hurt on groomers.
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Glad your ok.
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