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Old 04-05-2013, 04:28 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Donut weer wun! Half hitz mi hed many timz and still kant see kno sine of drain bramage!


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Old 04-05-2013, 06:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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A concussion ended my season early last year. I also work in a nursing home and see first hand the severity of Alzhiemers and dementia, even in young adults. All of our education seminars are beginning to stress the link between the two. At this point, riding without one isn't even an option.

Plus it is much warmer than a beanie, and my shit isn't yardsaling every time I get sent over backwards.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:34 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Cause I look effin good with one.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #34 (permalink)
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@Lstarrasl - jeeze, 75 mph? What type of board are you riding/what was the pitch like? AlpineReplay logged me at 60 mph once in Big Sky but I was hauling, I don't think I could have gone any faster and I was tucking HARD.

I wear a bucket b/c of my dad. He took a day off to go ski with his friends when I was really young and came back with a huge concussion. He went over a swale too fast and just cartwheeled, wasn't wearing a helmet. It was the first - and I'm pretty sure the only - time I've seen him cry. After that, all the kiddos got helmets the very next weekend.
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Back when I started nobody wore a helmet and I never thought twice about it. I took my first trip out west in January 2004 and noticed a lot of people wearing helmets at the time -- I think the number has about doubled in the last 10 years. Anyway, seeing everyone else wearing one made me think and compare it to mountain biking, where I've always worn a helmet (and never thought twice about it, ironically). Same sort of thing: high speed, in between trees, jumps, other people not paying attention, etc. Just seemed like a smart idea once I really thought about it.

Worn one most every day since. Sometimes I don't wear it if we're like, hitting a box or something in someone's backyard. But on the slopes I always do.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I've worn one since my second trip having whacked my head a few times on my first. I generally don't crash much and don't hit my head even when I do but still I wouldn't feel right not wearing it.

You hardly ever see them in films though. X games yes. Freeride World Tour yes, but films no?
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #37 (permalink)
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When I first started riding, fell, slammed my head into the hard packed icy trail so hard that I left a crater about about 3" deep. Goggles flew one way. Hat another. For a few seconds I was disoriented and later had a semi-bad headache.
Thank God it wasn't more serious. Helmet ever since.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #38 (permalink)
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How many times do I have to say it?!? THE SKI APPS ARE NOT ACCURATE! Comparing your top speeds is useless that way...

For the helmet issue, I was against them for years. Thought I was "too good" to need a helmet. Then my buddy and I collided (we were on each others blind sides) and I FORGOT HOW TO TALK. Took me about three weeks to be able to formulate full sentences again.

I could hear things in my mind, but I'd go to speak and it wouldn't come out, I couldn't make the thoughts come out. It was so frustrating!

Now I've been wearing one for the last 5 years or so, and it's warmer, more comfortable (no itchy forehead from the goggle-toque line), adjustable (open/close vents as necessary).
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High velocity and the fact that I have children that I'd like to remember when I get old.

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Fractured my eye orbital back in the day skateboarding, nice 3 inch crack in my skull, an 1/8" longer and i would have lost my entire eyeball. So i feel like i used my one "get out of jail free card" for head trauma and would rather not flirt with fractured skulls again. Im reminded everyday of how lucky i got, one eye opens wider then the other due to all the calcium built up where my face broke my fall.

Side note: as tramatic as it sounds fractureing my skull was the least painfull fracture ive had. Number one spot belongs to my heel, shattered that bad boy into pieces.
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