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I don't even know why their bothering, helmets have gained so much popularity that there are typically more people with them then without nowadays... even the kids think they're cool.

It will probably become a big fucking deal for the ice-coast, similar to the way binding leashes are. Out west it's more about riding and less about crowd-control, probably why no one cares...

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The cop thing is ridiculous though... It would be quite easy to enforce, you have a junior ticket and not helmet, you can not get on the lift.

I understand what you guys are talking about personnal freedom of choice and all. But you also got to understand that in most cases, a head injury will not kill you (sorry natural selection...) but can get you severely injured and possibly disabled. Where I live the whole health care system is public, and we also have public welfare programs. If someone gets injured and disabled everyone is paying for him... and possibly for the rest of his life. I also understand that snowboarding is a dangerous sport and that shit happens. I just don't want to pay for someone who hit his head and did not have a helmet just because that is "his choice".

BA, props for wearing a helmet in the mid 90s. I boarded at that time and I honestly would not have worn one... ever. But in 2011, I just cannot justify not wearing one.
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Well, someone that just sits around their house all weekend because they're scared shitless to go out there and LIVE probably doesn't want to pay to keep you up if you snap your fucking spine on a snowboard and are paralyzed.

I live in a country that used to value personal responsibility. I wish I still did.
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Well this law does pertain to minors and therefore I think most if not all of the people responding on this thread would not be affected. I am not really for or against this. With Minors it's a tough call, as decision making isn't all that great. Of course it forces a burden on parents and so on. It can also be seen as a stepping stone and that's no bueno.
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He became a proponent of the helmet issue following lobbying from Dr. Norman San Agustin whose daughter Nicole died in 1988 after she was struck in the head by another skier at Hidden Valley Ski Resort near the Pennsylvania border.

I forgot when you wear helmets you become immortal.
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Well this law does pertain to minors and therefore I think most if not all of the people responding on this thread would not be affected. I am not really for or against this. With Minors it's a tough call, as decision making isn't all that great. Of course it forces a burden on parents and so on. It can also be seen as a stepping stone and that's no bueno.
I think the law is probably more likely to cause the kids not to want to wear a helmet due to the whole rebellious nature of most kids. I know when I was a kid, half the time I just wanted to do shit simply because someone was telling me not to or vice versa.
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I dont see why this would really be an issue, i mean lets be honest if you do happen to fall and smack your head you will do considerably less damage wearing a helmet. will it prevent all injurys? no but it may be the difference between death or a concussion. Now as far as imposing on you rights and freedom of choices, cmon man give me a break anyone who still believes that the US is a "free do what i want" country is kidding themselves. It shouldnt be either, i am an Aussie who lived in the states for 5 years and loved every minute of it, my wife is from there and we go back every year but i seriously dont get why people are so ANTI rules and regulations. while the helmet issue may not save hundreds of lives if it saves someones child then why would it not be worth it? as for seat belts and helmets on bikes, why shouldnt they be compulsory? what possible reason could you give me that would argue against something making you and your family safer? and how could anyone use the argument that being forced to wear a seatbelt is an infringment on your rights? you still have the right not to drive if you dont like the law, how bout we just say that we can kill people because it is our right? I know thats a bit extreme but where does the line start or stop?

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You're not from here so shut the fuck up. I could live in Australia for 5 years doesn't mean I know the ins and outs of the country. It's the fact that this country is consistently giving control of choice over to the government and becoming a police state. We have become a country of satiated fucks that spend too much time watching reality tv and consuming foods that are killing us while the government tells us what we can and can't do.

Personally if I want to take my life into my own hands that is my choice no one elses. Have I nearly hit my head on rocks riding? Yes, does that mean I should wear a helmet probably but it is my choice. Choices are what made this country great now it seems every day we have less and less choices. Now come back with some witty response about how the 5 years you lived here you know all about our country or that the woman you fuck is from here. Unless you were born and raised with freedoms like we had in this country you don't know fuck all.


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Benjamin Franklin said it a lot better than I could, "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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well after reading heaps of shit on this forum i know there is no point in arguing with a fuckwit like yourself who think he is the be all and end all of snowboarding and snowboarding knowledge, apart from the fact you try and belittle other people who dont share the same ignorant views as you, you write on this forum like someone who has little man syndrome and cant be an arrogant prick anywhere else but online. As far as your own choices an liberty etc etc IF you have ever been to Australia you would know that not only are we raised with more freedom and rights than the US but we live a considerably more comfortable and crime/violence/probem free life than someone of comparable age and background in the US. As for Franklin, i believe when he said that (a long time ago) he would have been referencing problems and/or situations in his immediate time and surely it does not pertain to the present issue of keeping people safe when possible. Apart from BA's lame response i still hear no legit argument as to why wearing a helmet or seatbelt is something that infringes on your rights? Anyone who has something productive to say without trying to act like some wanna be alpha male feel free to respond. Cheers

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