Originally Posted by cantunamunch
The MIPS feature didn't activate at all; the outer shell of the helmet is completely delaminated from the EPS struts and now has a spectacular lithographic imprint (the lithos appears to be quartz); two of the EPS struts (solid bits between vents) are cracked through completely; the sharp edges of the struts probably caused the bleeding under the helmet. FWIW, it didn't happen at a particularly high speed - 24-25 mph. Because there was significant bleeding under the helmet I think the next purchase will not be a MIPS type but rather one of the graduated pressure types, POC, Kali or Smith maybe. It will definitely have radiused vent holes (strut edges).
Going back to sleep now.
Sorry to hear this. Hope you're ok. Just don't go to sleep too long
Originally Posted by bbinder
First time on a surfboard: I was in my mid-forties -- caught a wave, stood up, fell off. 15 years later, I can stand and ride the wave for a few seconds. Maybe I should try to surf more than once a year if I want to improve...
I was close to 40 the first and last time I gave surfing a try. My older brother was a fine surfer and took me to Virginia Beach on a day when the surf was up and pretty rough. It took me a long time just to paddle beyond the breakers. I immediately tried to catch the first big wave. I wiped out of course and it was then that I found out how exhausted I was from the swim out. I just kind of treaded water while the waves bobbed me around and eventually pushed me to shore. I went and found the board down the beach and that was then end of my surfing career.
My brother says he's finally given up surfing in the last couple of years. He lives one mile from the ocean in southern CA and still does a lot of body surfing and sea kayaking. He's on a two week hike right now in the high Sierras to celebrate his 69th birthday. He made a few long boards in his day. This is one of his and has sunset art on topside, sunrise art on underside. Notice the sort High Sierras meet surf theme