Originally Posted by Lars
Ullr, Good point and one that is close to my own. If the parents think that a helmetmight have saved his life, why then didn't they buy him one and make sure he wore it? I'm not an advocate for helmet use. I was at one time but after 10 years of wearing one have since been skiing the past two years without one. I will save the reasons for another thread.
Thanks. My kids ages 6 & 7 wear helmets. Not their choice, it's my rule. When they are 18 they can do as they please.
Yuki, I don't buy into the whole, "you can't make a kid wear a helmet thing". I make mine. If I catch them without it on. They are done. No arguments, wear it or no skiing, and I will continue this attitiude till they are 18.
I wear one, my wife does not. Unlike the kids I can't force her to wear one, nor would I want to. If it is a sunny day, I like to ski in a t-shirt and sunglasses with no helmet. Do I straight-line double blacks or ski trees on these days? No. I stick to blues, which is a choice I don't want anyone to take from me.
You don't wear a helmet. I'm sure you know the risks of wearing one (or not wearing one). I trust your judgement, respect your opinion and in no way would I want a government to try to do your thinking for you.