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helmet saved my life yesterday

wear your helmet fellas. again...i must reiterate. wear. your. helmet. you dont realize you need one until you either have a massive head injury or you hit something and thank yourself for having one one.

i was riding through the glaes at stowe and didnt see a low limb hanging going across. i was busy trying to look ahead and around my path. i swear this limb came out of no where about 6 inches thick solid. BAM! slammed the front forehead part of my helmet and it literally knocked me flat on my back in a split second. i had no idea what had hit me until i looked up and behind me that there was this massive thing just going across. i dont have a doubt in my mind if i wasnt wearing one at the speed i wa s going i would have had a VERY SERIOUS head injury.
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good point, Only time I'm ever going to wear a helmet... is when I'm in the terrain park... and maybe bc if I ever get the urge for that.... I'll just pay attention to my surroundings until then just playing with you.

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We're in the same boat Last week I ate it on a pretty big jump and landed so hard that my helmet actually cracked Don't even wanna think about what would've happened without that bucket on my head.
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Good to hear you are ok! If you hit hard I would look at getting a new one just to be safe. I saw lots of people hitting some big rails and jumps without one on the weekend. You only need that rail in the back of the head once to ruin your life. Are they still so uncool?

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my story isnt so dramatic but i was ducking a dodging under some things and didnt quite clear one and now i have a dent in my helmet haha
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It's not a cool/uncool factor, it's a snowboarding is a freeing experience for me so I'm only going to wear a helmet when I drastically increase my chance of getting hurt from the norm.

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Yeah, I have a friend who is an expert skier and an intermediate snowboarder. He was boarding one day, wasn't wearing a helmet, and a group of passerby's found him lying in the snow unconscious. Nobody was around him.

He was out for 2 days, and when he woke up, he didn't remember what happened. He could only remember driving up to the resort.
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when i wear my helmet in the trees i use my head to plow through small branches, i use it more for a weapon than a defense.
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It's not a cool/uncool factor, it's a snowboarding is a freeing experience for me so I'm only going to wear a helmet when I drastically increase my chance of getting hurt from the norm.
Which is pretty much the moment when you strap your board on.

So many runs so little time.
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Which is pretty much the moment when you strap your board on.
my friend was just riding, doing some easy butters, he picked up some speed and i guess lost control because he flew of the side if the trail into some grassy rocks snow patches. it coulda been trees.
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