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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 11:52 AM
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I had a huge chunk of ice drop off the chair cable last week and bounce right off my helmeted head on its way to the ground. Phewww! That would've hurt.
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I've got a Giro with the Santa Cruz graohics, I really like it and feel more comfortable wearing it, but I ride a motorbike and have a track/drift car so I have no issues with the comfort/restriction of wearing a helmet.

My girlfriends been snowboarding longer than me and has never had a helmet, when I got one last year she decided she'd have to, she's already said she won't be riding without it now.

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And the day it's going to be an "easy" day is the day you're going to have your brains spilled out. Take it from me, I know.

If you have a helmet why not wear it all the time? Because you feel dorky? You'll look a lot more goofy when your mom is feeding you baby food.

Not trying to start shit. I was the idiot who didn't wear mine because it didn't look cool. And the day I was taking it easy is the day I wrecked myself. Just hoping people learn from me so they don't experience the shit I had to live through.
Sucks you got hurt man, but your logic is flawed.

Head injuries can happen at any time snowboarding or not, but the reason none of us wear a helmet 100% of the time throughout life is because we understand and mitigate the risks. Hell, I could get struck by a car while running on the side of the road, but overall, the odds are pretty damn low, which is why I don't wear a helmet for that particular activity (lol).

Hell, the only time I HAVE injured my head snowboarding was on an inverted trick I didn't fully rotate while wearing a helmet. I still got a concussion and had to get off the mountain.

I don't like the "feel" of a helmet on my head at all, so on days when I feel confident in my ability not to hit my head snowboarding, such as lapping around the resort with a couple of friends or a girl, I'm not going to wear one. On the other hand, I do wear a helmet when riding exclusively park or backcountry, because the risks are higher. Savvy?
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Sucks you got hurt man, but your logic is flawed.

Head injuries can happen at any time snowboarding or not, but the reason none of us wear a helmet 100% of the time throughout life is because we understand and mitigate the risks. Hell, I could get struck by a car while running on the side of the road, but overall, the odds are pretty damn low, which is why I don't wear a helmet for that particular activity (lol).

I don't like the "feel" of a helmet on my head at all, so on days when I feel confident in my ability not to hit my head snowboarding, such as lapping around the resort with a couple of friends or a girl, I'm not going to wear one. On the other hand, I do wear a helmet when riding exclusively park or backcountry, because the risks are higher. Savvy?
I don't quite understand how my logic is flawed, no offense.

I'm not saying wear it while you're making dinner for the family. I'm saying why not wear it snowboarding, since you have a snowboarding helmet.

Here's the deal, I hit a small kicker which I'd done a million times and was extremely comfortable with it. I LIVED in the park. It wasn't a challenge or anything like that, it was an easy day for me and I didn't wear a helmet because it "doesn't look cool." I wasn't testing my ability by any means. BUT an unfortunate set of circumstances led to a horrible crash and I got fucked for it. I guess that makes me see things more cautiously now.

Anywho, that's your decision to not wear it at times and I can certainly respect that Helmet's aren't for everyone

life IS good.


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After breaking a motorcycle helmet in a crash this summer and only getting a headache, I started wearing a helmet snowboarding.
It really doesn't take much of a hit to the head for you to end up with your mom having to change your diapers.

Who cares what you look like.
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