Originally Posted by brandon
So, after wearing a helmet for several years, yesterday became the day I was glad I had it. Caught an edge, got turned around backwards until something else caught and slammed my head hard into the snow straight back. Even with the helmet, it really hurt. Without, I could easily see it having been a knockout and a concussion.
So, I seem to remember helmets being one of those things that was good for its intended use once and then you toss it. I can't find and damage on the shell or on the lining but that might not mean anything. Should you replace the thing after one good knock or should they be able to take more than one fall. I don't mind replacing it if needed but I'd also hate to spend the money if it is still safe to use. Any guidance?
It is a Giro Nine if anyone cares. Thanks in advance for any replies.
I had a similar fall last saturday, fall back after catching an edge on fresh snow, I was on the groomers though so the snow under that fresh layer has kind of hard.
I slammed the back of my head hard, I could feel like a little blast and then I had a headache, no loss of conciousness or memory loss. Just a headache.
I went skiing the next day too, even though I was feeling tired. and I had neck pain just like you describe.
About the helmet I decided just to dispose it and get another, but it is more how was your experience, and others as well about this kind of hits.
Now it is Thursday and I still have a headache, I guess it is just because I have a bump there, and probably it is nothing to be worried about. all my other functions are normal.
I think I didn't have a proper concussion, because I didn't lost consciousness or memory or was dizzy, probably I was just schocked by the impact.
How do you guys manage this kind of cases, How long should I wait for the headache to go away before I have to worry and go to the doctor ? How long do you wait after an impact like this before going skiing again ?
Thanks for your answers