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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by soporific View Post
 

Yes.

 

Grew up in a very well entrenched MC family.  Didn't wear a helmet on bicycles.  Smacked the back of my head multiple times on a bicycle, where you smell funny things, etc.

 

Smacked the back of my head many times on MC's wearing a helmet where I didn't notice a thing.

 

One of the findings in section 12.1 (pages 416-419) of the Hurt Report.

 

47.  The use of the safety helmet is the single critical factor in the prevention or reduction of head injury; the safety helmet which complies with FMVSS 218 is a significantly effective injury countermeasure.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_findings_in_the_Hurt_Report

 

If you have a $5 head wear a $5 head cover.

 

Long and short, the younger you are the more impact you can take in repetition.  The older you are the more impact you take in, repetition compounds.


I think that some these views are slowly starting to change as long term effects of repeated injuries (even without visible symtoms) are starting to be monitored.  Think Football, Hockey issues of late.   

post #32 of 55

i started wearing a helmet about 7 yrs ago; ON MY FIRST DAY wearing it, I took an ugly fall and banged my head.  i was pretty sore, I'm sure the fall wouldn't have been fatal, but without the helmet, I AM sure the injury would have been much worse.  Now, i won't ski without one.  my .02 

post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by soporific View Post
 

 

Long and short, the younger you are the more impact you can take in repetition.  The older you are the more impact you take in, repetition compounds.

Lets all play PeeWee football and see what happens.  I can't remember my last concussion so I guess it never happened.

 

 

Yes I wear.

 

In the past 20+ years I've had six different (SKI) helmets.  Most have 'worn out' or went past their freshness dates.  One didn't survive impact with a snowmaking hydrant, I did with minor injury. 

 

I survived my youth without having a bicycle helmet, played numerous football backyard games sans helmet, rode motorcycles with and without helmets.  I think if I could have a do-over I'd opt for the helmet in almost all 'games'.  I also played with fire, 'tested' effects of black powder and acetylene and a couple of other risky non-sports without protection.

post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by soporific View Post
 

If you have a $5 head wear a $5 head cover.

Did you only spend $200 on a helmet, is that all your head is worth?  You are the one who brought up the value of one's head in relation to the cost of a helmet, so what is it?

 

How much is your head worth?  Seriously.  $10, $100, $1000, $10,000?  Please provide documentation and justification for that value and proof that you spent at least that much for your head cover. 

post #35 of 55

So, I'm going to take a bit of a different angle here.   I started wearing a helmet for the first time this year (to set a good example for my kids) and I actually think it's more comfortable to wear one.   I forgot it one day and missed it.  Before I started wearing it, my goggles would always squish my ears.  Plus my kids would hit my head with the lift bar while putting it down.  They still hit it, but the helmet takes most of the impact.   So, I like wearing mine.  

post #36 of 55
Yes and I'm sure I've avoided head injuries.

And I don't ski in trees for the reasons highlighted above.

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post #37 of 55

I went skiing on the weekend.  Loaned my helmet to my daughter, and didn't wear one myself.  I forgot I didn't have one on, and paid it no mind until someone in the terrain park told me they were required there, as I was coming up on the magic carpet lift (used to be a beginner slope) after doing  four jumps on the way down. 

 

It's not brain surgery.  Of course a hit is going to hurt less and do less damage if you have a layer of expanded polystyrene and a hard shell over it.  However, the additional risk of not wearing one is very very small, so I ain't gonna bother renting one.

post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by FatChance View Post
 

Did you only spend $200 on a helmet, is that all your head is worth?  You are the one who brought up the value of one's head in relation to the cost of a helmet, so what is it?

 

How much is your head worth?  Seriously.  $10, $100, $1000, $10,000?  Please provide documentation and justification for that value and proof that you spent at least that much for your head cover. 

 

My point is that if you don't value your head then wear a wool sock on it.  I think you are taking what I wrote too literally.

post #39 of 55
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Let me know what thread shows that someone was convinced of ANYTHING here, other than maybe their boots are too big. (And there's a lot of failures even on that one.)
Well I thought we've made some progress on the tuning front with bevels and even people with fat skis waxing them. There was even indignation expressed as to why I think fat skiers don't wax. Never mind years of bloviating about the absurdities of tuning and references to Ingrid Backstrom quotes of how she never touches her skis.
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

I run with scissors, swim right after eating, and taunt stray dogs.
This is why tcc is being sent your way for his ski vacation. (It's the Universe, not me) That might actually teach you that those things are of questionable value for you.

I thought Seg's point that trees can kill you was a good one. Somehow it's been polluted by irrelevant arguments. Ok, maybe Nerf trees won't kill you?

The new Colorado skier: smoking weed, texting, and skiing in the forest with a helmet for protection.

I think a better question for an opinion poll is :
"Who's a lower life form ? "
A) One who smokes cigarettes skiing. (not necessarilly while moving)
B) One who skis without a helmet
post #40 of 55
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If you have a $5 head wear a $5 head cover.

Did you only spend $200 on a helmet, is that all your head is worth?  You are the one who brought up the value of one's head in relation to the cost of a helmet, so what is it?

 

How much is your head worth?  Seriously.  $10, $100, $1000, $10,000?  Please provide documentation and justification for that value and proof that you spent at least that much for your head cover. 

$10,000. True story. Woman brings her boyfriend and her boyfriend's friend to watch her have a baby. (OK, maybe we're dealing with people who's brains are worth less than yours or mine). OB decides to show the boyfriend and the friend the placenta in a steel bowl. The friend faints. The nurse calls for help--the help rushes in, throwing open the door which strikes the friend on the head, inflicting traumatic brain injury. Case settled for $10,000.

 

I read an article about arguing with anti-vaccinators today that is relevant to this discussion and many others on this forum.  Belittling, insulting, or otherwise disparaging people you are trying to convince will make them less likely to change their minds, not more likely. However, I suspect that some people are not actually trying to change minds, and are in fact happy to have people to disagree with so they can have the dubious pleasure of insulting them. 

post #41 of 55

I do wear an helmet but is it for every one? I guess it depends if you have something to protect... or not...

post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post


And until you slam your head into the same tree at the same speed without a helmet, I guess we will never really know, will we?


This brings up all sorts of weird mental images which are better left alone...

post #43 of 55

lol! I was just ready to return to this thread to acknowledge my miscreance (I think I made that word up) and offer to you evidence of karma that the universe has unleashed upon my head for fomenting mischief. Literally, on my head. In the dark of the morning, as I was putting my boot bag in the car, I walked right into the corner of the liftgate (on a 2004 Land Cruiser: very metal, very heavy, and it won) and gashed open my head. I would post pictures, but it's covered by a helmet now and I'll never take it off. 


Edited by segbrown - 2/17/15 at 8:13pm
post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
 


This brings up all sorts of weird mental images which are better left alone...


An Eadward Muybridge photo.

post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

...it's covered by a helmet now and I'll never take it off. 

 

Now I'm imagining someone, say, in a movie theater, or museum, or grocery shopping, or in an office, all while wearing a ski helmet. 

post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

 

Now I'm imagining someone, say, in a movie theater, or museum, or grocery shopping, or in an office, all while wearing a ski helmet. 

@Tog this is perfectly set up for you ... images??  

post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by XLTL View Post

Yes and I'm sure I've avoided head injuries.

And I don't ski in trees for the reasons highlighted above.

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Skiing in trees (well, the spaces between them, anyway

 

) is safer than skiing groomed runs with trees next to them. 

post #48 of 55
I made good use of my POC helmet on Monday in the trees. Saved me from having a good cut on my forehead, just above my goggles. That's the second time I've been hit in that same area on the helmet. The last time was about 10 years ago, different helmet. That time the tree limb stopped my forward motion and knock me on my A$$. Monday, I got caught under the wind blown crust and fell forward into a tree.

Been wearing a helmet since I bought one for my son when he was 5y/o. He'll be 28y/o in April. He or I won't ski without one.
post #49 of 55
Seg, this should work for you to drive in.
( scary thing is she's going to be a tour guide at Jackson Hole.)

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post #50 of 55
Looks warm too, provided neck extensions are available.
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Seg, this should work for you to drive in.
( scary thing is she's going to be a tour guide at Jackson Hole.)

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I use this one when I'm in a remote area but still want to be able to listen to my home town radio... Very good reception!

post #52 of 55

first year wearing one for me , glad i got smart ,had a double ejection into a rock left a nice dent on my giro and not my cranium- wont ski without it now

post #53 of 55

I always wear one, because why not? They're warmer, they're more comfortable, they keep my goggles on my head. They allow me to ski trees without worrying about getting whipped in the head by those thin little branches that sting like a mofo. And in the event of a crash, they reduce my chance of a head injury, and could possibly save my life. I see a lot of upsides to wearing a helmet, and no downsides. 

post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post
 

I always wear one, because why not? They're warmer, they're more comfortable, they keep my goggles on my head. They allow me to ski trees without worrying about getting whipped in the head by those thin little branches that sting like a mofo. And in the event of a crash, they reduce my chance of a head injury, and could possibly save my life. I see a lot of upsides to wearing a helmet, and no downsides. 


No downside, except that they are not warmer than a trappers hat and they are harder to pack.

post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 


No downside, except that they are not warmer than a trappers hat and they are harder to pack.

They cost a lot more money, too, which can also be a downside. 

 

I almost always wear a helmet, btw. Goggles are much more comfortable imo.

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