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The helmet may save you

...as it saved me.
15 minutes of being stone cold knocked out, a cracked wrist, and multiple myoskeletal injurys on my back, chest and waist later im typing this to let you know that the helmet was proven to be the best $40 dollars i have invested, on a hideously looking and unstylish piece of gear which held my scull in one piece. Hats look so much cooler but thats just about it.
Oh and also, if it happens to come across a jackass laying in front of you as you go down a very narrow slope with trees all around you, pass through him. Dont try avoiding him...
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...as it saved me.
15 minutes of being stone cold knocked out, a cracked wrist, and multiple myoskeletal injurys on my back, chest and waist later im typing this to let you know that the helmet was proven to be the best $40 dollars i have invested, on a hideously looking and unstylish piece of gear which held my scull in one piece. Hats look so much cooler but thats just about it.
Oh and also, if it happens to come across a jackass laying in front of you as you go down a very narrow slope with trees all around you, pass through him. Dont try avoiding him...
Sorry about the crash sounds like it sucked but at least this is a lesson you had already learned. I know of to many people that a bad crash like this is what helps them realize they need a helmet. In the beginning we tried to make every excuse not to wear them. They are to big...not warm enough...cant use my headphones. But they fixed all that helmets are now lighter warmer and have speakers in them. If you are in the market for a helmet I recommend BERN helmets they are stylish and safe.
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I agree but as always make sure that you understand a helmet`s limitations too. In your case it performed exactly as designed to protect your head from severe surface trauma. Understand however that they do not fully prevent concussion as many people believe they do. The concussion happens from the brain slamming into the skull inside of the head as a result of the sudden stop. Also, helmets are generally only rate to 12-15 MPH so anything over that, you start getting into the realm of danger again.

I am not advocating not wearing a helmet, just pointing out that they have limitations and riding in control within your skill level and also riding defensively looking for a way out should a problem pop up is always going to be your best defense. I rarely wear a helmet and their use should always be a personal choice.

Glad you are recovering....
This is true your brain will still rattle in a helmet but less. Also most helmets are only good for one solid impact so definitely get yourself a new one. But I am from NH so I agree with SnoWolf it should always be personal choice. Live Free or Die!
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Glad to hear you're in one piece. I always wear mine, and protective gloves. You never know when shit is going to happen.

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