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Why don't pro snowboarders ever wear helmets in movies?

I don't think I've ever seen one pro snowboarder wear a helmet before in any of the snowboarding movies, be it big mountain or jibbing.

Sure, they're pros so less likely to injure themselves but also means they're always in the most dangerous situations.

Why don't they like to hear helmets for their movies?
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XDLR does from time to time.

But maybe they just find them uncomfortable and irritating?
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I have wondered the same thing since I started riding..Its not just Pro riders,I think its Snowboarders in general.Although where I ride doesnt have the elevation that you would associate with risk we do have a Huge park section and some decently steep short hills..Its really the only place of its kind around so there is a alot of young decent riders just pushing it in the park as well as people bombing icy groomers that are literally bulletproof.And I would say its like 1 out of every 5 snowboarders wear a helmet.I think its ridiculous.Im sure that has alot to do with my age..I never wore a helmet skating growing up so I guess I understand but there is just sooo much speed involved with snowboarding..Only took me one snowboarding concussion to figure I wanted a helmet..Im just lucky it was only a concussion
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t rice wears one from time to time when its sketchy stuff or something he hasnt ridden before. he wore one in art of flight for some runs. i also feel that the big mountain guys usually land in deep pow. but ive never ridden anything resembling movie quality conditions so i cant comment from experience.
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I don't think I've ever seen one pro snowboarder wear a helmet before in any of the snowboarding movies, be it big mountain or jibbing.

Sure, they're pros so less likely to injure themselves but also means they're always in the most dangerous situations.

Why don't they like to hear helmets for their movies?
I have no idea really. Doesn't look smart to me frankly. I can't image a pro athlete risking his/her life and career to wear a beanie.

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The big mountain guys like De La Rue and Jeremy Jones often do.
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Pros need to make it look easy.

It's hard to give that impression when you're wearing full body armour and mainstream protection. Their beanies are made of some Batman tech out of Kevlar and nano-quantum responsive impact absorbent kinetic gels.

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But maybe they just find them uncomfortable and irritating?
I don't really see that as something of concern, most helmets are warm and comfortable and don't come off like a toque/beenie if you biff

I wish I didn't have to/need to wear a helmet, but the trade off isn't worth it IMO

It is weird that there hasn't been a push for helmet wearing in shred vids (maybe there has and i never got the memo)
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I wear a helmet cause I dont want brain damage.. Pros.. I know some local pros that wear helmets when they are doing stuff theyve never done. Movies though.. It doesnt look good if a top level pro is wearing a helmet is what im guessing.


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I see skiers wearing helmets all the time in movies. They don't look any less "pro" than snowboarders. It probably has something to do with the ideology of snowboarding being badass's or something.
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