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Old 02-17-2010, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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many snowboarders getting injured or dieing latley from head injuries
So ive decided its time for a helmet whos with me
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think ill go back to wearing a helmet next year when i go in teh park more. the last couple years i have been doing like 90% groomers and didnt really find a helmet necessary.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, its a bit of a double edged sword. by adding protection such as a helmet, it adds to the invincible factor that people are feeling... same with every sport and pretty much... well... anything. sports, cars, whatever. the more safety features, the more reckless the user.

with the added protection, the properly built jumps and pipes, it just keeps forcing progression. injuries are bound to happen, and the higher we raise the bar, the more likely those injuries result in death. sad, but thems the breaks. risk reward.

i wear a helmet... keeps my head warm and allows me to go anywhere be it trees, park or whatever... the protection part is a bonus.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wear one but don't think you are superman now that you have one on. You can still get hurt it just gives a bit more protection.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i wear a helmet, i think my helmet is warmer and more comfortable than a hat
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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3 times this year my helmet has done its job.
  1. Lifty pulled chair back and offset from where I was standing. When he let it go the damn thing nailed me in the noggin.
  2. On my second box (ever) didn't carry enough speed and tried jumping off backwards, board didn't clear and landed on my shoulders causing my head to slam hardpack/ice. Even with helmet took me a few seconds to get up.
  3. On my second rail (ever) tried to go a little faster than the first time, board went to one side, upper body went the other. Again landed heavy on shoulders backwards and slammed against hardpack/ice

I always ride (board or road/mt bike) with a helmet after I slammed into a tree limb on tight single track doing about 20mph. My helmet was demolished and I woke up about 5 minutes after with my buddies standing over me and my bike about 20yds down the trail.

Plus, the helmet keeps my head warm, even with my shaved-bald head.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had 4 concussions in 3 weeks last year, so after 2 hospital visits later and 1 overnighter i dont ride without it at all
who cares what people think

ANY HEAD HIT COULD BE YOUR LAST!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i always wear mine even though id really rather not. As a kid i always had to wear one cuz of the parents and now that im in college and have the option i still wear it. Every time i go i think about ditching it (i really dislike my helmet makes me look like a bowling ball) but then i think about it and realize that with my luck the one time i ditch it is probably the one time ill end up really wishing i had worn it. So basically its such a minor inconvenience to me that its worth wearing just for that one time when it could save me from some pain. So ill just get a new one i like better at some point and keep on wearing a helmet.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've been riding with a helmet since I started. Defenitly gives a little more confidence.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tooscoops View Post
well, its a bit of a double edged sword. by adding protection such as a helmet, it adds to the invincible factor that people are feeling... same with every sport and pretty much... well... anything. sports, cars, whatever. the more safety features, the more reckless the user.
um i take it you don't go to the drag track or the circle track or the tractor pulls, the safety equipment is MANDATORY when it comes to anything vehicular and trust me when you get into some of the beasts you want your helmet for safety because that car/truck/vehicle will kill you if your not thinking and not wearing the proper safety gear.

as for snowboarding i don't have the experience with wearing a helmet out there because i'm on the groomed runs but also wearing a helmet everytime i get into my truck i'm sure things won't change for me.
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