The use of helmet cams is producing some great testimonial footage, wow!
And yet I have to say, gluing a camera to your helmet does not make you a smart skier; nor does a bunch of gear. In fact, the gear is totally a false assurance. Again, that's the point.
It goes to a point made a while back. If I had to wear the bag, the avalung, and so on, I'd have to wonder if I was in the right place at the right time. That's why I object to glorifying this stuff.
Both these clips demonstrate supremely un-wise skiing on the highest level. I don't get it, really, except as an example of really stupid.
No one cuts before their run. WHAT!? A cutting turn/traverse at the top would have possibly prevented both these events to begin with. And I think you should make your own cut, look out for yourself, take care of your own safety. Someone else's pit or skier-cut is not going to prevent your line from ripping out.
(Tog and Seg, hey, take it easy; I don't have to admire or compliment the guys (they don't require it); everyone came out alive thank god, so their skiing and their protocol can be critiqued. More than anything, this is an opportunity to be objective and harsh and maybe learn something from their MISTAKES, if not their gear or their skiing. In Tahoe, the lines are not nearly as long or spectacular as Haines, but we deal with this stuff on a daily basis on storm days, and most skiers are sluff-control-conscious, take responsibility, would prefer to have a great run than film of dumb skiing.)