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post #91 of 106

I would absolutely still wear a helmet for convenience sake. I've never found a hat that is completely waterproof and windproof, where all my helmets have been so, as long as i plug vents. Keeps my noggin nice and toasty. As far as warm days, I have a R.E.D. helmet that is designed to convert into a skateboard helmet. So if I can wear it midsummer in 85 degrees, I can wear it late spring in 55. Oh, and every time I try to put stickers on my hat, they fall off biggrin.gif.

post #92 of 106

Helmets are great.  You can use them to hit other people who aren't wearing helmets.

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In the car???  LMAO!

 


Most fatal head injuries result from automobile collisions.

 

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Most fatal head injuries result from automobile collisions.

 



Pics! Video!

 

 

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post #96 of 106
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Helmets are great.  You can use them to hit other people who aren't wearing helmets.


A lady I know got knocked out that way.  Rule  #1 for instructors . Don't tell new skiers to ski to you in the fall line .

She went and bought a helmet the next day. The common sense may never reach her

 

post #97 of 106

I would still wear one. I have a problem with hats pressing on my ears which in turn gives me headaches. My helmet is far warmer than any other hat I've worn. Also it's a great place to mount the "helmet" cam!

post #98 of 106

If you travel a lot, helmets are a huge nag.  They take up way too much space. 

 

Same for sidecountry and bc.  Hats just work better.  Helmets get in the way when on, and if you want to take one off are even worse for getting in the way.

 

 

 

 

post #99 of 106

Yes.  I just love the speakers I have inside my helmet, much better than earbuds.  

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Yes.  I just love the speakers I have inside my helmet, much better than earbuds.  



nonono2.gif

 

You wear a helmet (I assume) for the illusion of being safer, then deprive yourself of one of your senses that can actually help you be safe...

post #101 of 106
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nonono2.gif

 

You wear a helmet (I assume) for the illusion of being safer, then deprive yourself of one of your senses that can actually help you be safe...


ok so how is this for illusion

 

I say we put 2 people in a ring one wearing a ski helmet and one not wearing ski helmet, give them each a police baton and have them each hit each other in a head. Would you rather be the one without the helmet or with the helmet?

 

do you think that will schooler's friends wish he had a helmet on?

 

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/story/_/id/7304237/the-rise-urban-skiing-risks-involved-it

 

 

 

 

 

post #102 of 106
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ok so how is this for illusion

 

I say we put 2 people in a ring one wearing a ski helmet and one not wearing ski helmet, give them each a police baton and have them each hit each other in a head. Would you rather be the one without the helmet or with the helmet?

 

do you think that will schooler's friends wish he had a helmet on?

 

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/story/_/id/7304237/the-rise-urban-skiing-risks-involved-it

 



Don't know who Schooler is.....so I can't say

 

The baton to the head might well explain some of your posts though.......have you been playing?

 

 

post #103 of 106
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Yes.  I just love the speakers I have inside my helmet, much better than earbuds.  

 

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nonono2.gif

 

You wear a helmet (I assume) for the illusion of being safer, then deprive yourself of one of your senses that can actually help you be safe...


 

I agree completely with mtebor - however I often ski alone and use the speakers on the way up, never on the way down.

post #104 of 106
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ok so how is this for illusion

 

I say we put 2 people in a ring one wearing a ski helmet and one not wearing ski helmet, give them each a police baton and have them each hit each other in a head. Would you rather be the one without the helmet or with the helmet?

 

do you think that will schooler's friends wish he had a helmet on?

 

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/story/_/id/7304237/the-rise-urban-skiing-risks-involved-it

 

 

 

 

 



Frankly, I'd take the choice of not baton-fighting.  Wearing a ballcap but not being a jerk when I sidle up to the bar goes a lot further in reducing head injury risk then putting a helmet on and doing something stupid. 

 

As regards someone dying hitting an urban rail, that's obviously tragic.  The risk is obvious to anyone, however, and in fact is part of the point to the activity.  I don't know the deceased, and I doubt you do either, so I can't say how he and his friends felt about either helmets or pads from a style perspective.  Since it doesn't sound like a skull fracture was involved, it's not even clear whether in this particular case any type of helmet would have helped, or not. 

 

If you, who I doubt hits urban rails yourself, wants to take it upon yourself to preach to kids who do about the need to increase the safety of the safety, have at it. 

 

 

 

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Frankly, I'd take the choice of not baton-fighting.  Wearing a ballcap but not being a jerk when I sidle up to the bar goes a lot further in reducing head injury risk then putting a helmet on and doing something stupid. 

 

As regards someone dying hitting an urban rail, that's obviously tragic.  The risk is obvious to anyone, however, and in fact is part of the point to the activity.  I don't know the deceased, and I doubt you do either, so I can't say how he and his friends felt about either helmets or pads from a style perspective.  Since it doesn't sound like a skull fracture was involved, it's not even clear whether in this particular case any type of helmet would have helped, or not. 

 

If you, who I doubt hits urban rails yourself, wants to take it upon yourself to preach to kids who do about the need to increase the safety of the safety, have at it. 

 

 

 


 

I am actually writing something preaching to these kids. Give me a couple days.

 

post #106 of 106

Head protection is only a small part of why I wear a helmet. My Smith Variant Brim fits perfect with my Oakley A-Frame goggles, is more comfortable then a beanie (IMHO), keeps me warm when I want it or I can open the vents to cool off, and most importantly, it has skullcandy speaker inserts. As opposed to earbuds, I can keep the volume at a moderate level and still hear people around me when I'm skiing and enjoy my music all at once. I couldn't go back to skiing without a little heavy metal.

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