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Old 12-23-2010, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pros and Helmets. Why not?

Just reading a thread below this talking about helmets and the benefits they have. I think most people agree that they are a good idea, so it got me to thinking;

So I've always wondered, why do you never see pros in movies wearing them?

Even take Jeremy Jones in Deeper. He plays that whole movie EXTREMELY safe, taking every caution he can so that he and his team are safe, and yet they don't wear helmets! Isn't that kind of like buying the safest rated car on the market and then never doing up your seatbelt?


P.S This thread is not about me saying I don't believe in helmets. I ALWAYS wear my helmet no matter what I am riding. I just dont see any reason not to.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i guess when they are that good and were filming in a controlled environment, they felt confident enough to not wear helmets. anyone remember torstein's triple cork with no helmet on? now that's nuts!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe they think there uncomfortable; I sure do.
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There are a few that do, actually. Like Jed Anderson (one of the best rail riders at the moment) and Jesse Burtner.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think part of it is that it's harder to tell who is who in the film if they're wearing helmets.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Pros are marketing tools and wearing helmets makes them harder to market. Most pros who wear helmets ride pipe or urban features because the hardness of the snow or cement for this riding easily causes brain damage. pros who ride pow don't because there are much more relevant injuries for them such as spine and neck injuries (and padding for those injuries is quickly becoming popular. see the Wolgang Nyvelt part in now/here) or avalances which protection against is becoming more popular.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
Maybe they think there uncomfortable; I sure do.
You need to try on more helmets then. There is a helmet for every head out there. Just try as many different ones as you can and you will find something that's super comfortable for you.
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