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post #91 of 105

I was forced to buy one by my children . It's kinda fun to defy them and turn the tables sometimes.

 

Anymore of these helmet threads ?  This is a shizzle of a tizzle.  Yeah, good stuff, helmet threads are, yes ?

post #92 of 105

 

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Just to behave consistently with the general aggrieved tone of this thread (and maybe this whole board, lately): if an instructor in a seasonal program doesn't know my kid's name after the first week, he shouldn't be working there.


I had a few I kept messing up on even 3 or 4 weeks in.  Mostly in the group of eight elementary school kids, and they kept throwing a couple different extra ones at me from people who were out.

 

I also had four different groups of kids each week, and I'm bad with names.  Nametags FTW.

post #93 of 105

I just orderred a helmet camera.

 

 

I guess I'll need to wear one to use the camera correctly.

post #94 of 105

I wear a helmet to protect the defenseless trees from my thick skull. My kids wear helmets because they think it's funny when I forget they have one on and I break my hand when I whoop them upside the head. That's alright, while skiing I sneak up behind them and releae their bindings and watch them yard sale. Now that's funny.

post #95 of 105

I hesitate to even post in a helmet thread considering it has been helmet overload for a few months, but there is actually some new relevant information. If you haven't seen it yet,. the Nat'l Ski Areas Assoc. (NSAA) 08-09 survey was released this week. The overall percentage of helmet use is up to 48 percent. My guess is the scales will tip to more than half next season. More demographic group helmet use stats at http://tinyurl.com/ms2hnw

post #96 of 105

<post deleted for obvious reasons.>

 

My original is quoted below, but I'm still deleting it here. 

 

Hunting for flowers. 


Edited by samurai - 6/7/2009 at 02:06 am GMT


Edited by samurai - 6/7/2009 at 02:09 am GMT
post #97 of 105

I think he posted an interesting bit of information, no matter which way way you view the matter.  

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I hesitate to even post in a helmet thread considering it has been helmet overload for a few months, but there is actually some new relevant information. If you haven't seen it yet,. the Nat'l Ski Areas Assoc. (NSAA) 08-09 survey was released this week. The overall percentage of helmet use is up to 48 percent. My guess is the scales will tip to more than half next season. More demographic group helmet use stats at http://tinyurl.com/ms2hnw

I'm two fingers away from never opening this site again. 

 

Shut up about your fricking helmets, already. Nobody cares. 

 

Sincerely,

www.EpicHelmet.com 

 

post #98 of 105

samurai is just a fictitious character on the internet.  if he goes away, his creator will just come back as someone else.

post #99 of 105

 

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samurai is just a fictitious character on the internet.  if he goes away, his creator will just come back as someone else.

Samurai is the screen name of a real person.  His words and pictures are real and would be missed if not present from time to time.

 

We all have our grumpy moments ,don't we  ?

post #100 of 105

Maybe some folks should wear their helmets when reading posts here 

post #101 of 105

Knew the brain bucket had to be good for something besides fogging up goggles. 

 

Thanks crgildart.

post #102 of 105

I put my lunch in mine. It keeps my PB&J safe. It's also a good place to stuff last minute items so you can get going and not fuss with your pack.

post #103 of 105

Sam-you-eye .... let me make your life simple.  When you see a helmet post why do you click it on?

 

Don't push the fuggin button; it that concept that hard?

 

The world is just not a perfect place that meets your high standards.  Sorry bout that schizz.

 

It's gonna be a rough ride and it only gets worse.  You should consider checking out of the hotel like ... real soon ... each day will be another big disappointment.

 

Wait till you come back from Japan ... and a bus is late .... or someone gives you the wrong change  .... or you go to weigh the content of that tube of Pringles and it's like .04 of an ounce shy the advertised weight.

 

It will be tough posting from the "Rubber Room" with one of those funny jackets on. 

 

They're coming to take you away ha ha

Coming to take you away ho ho

To The Happy Home

 

With trees and flowers and chirping birds

And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes

post #104 of 105

It's much warmer under one, and I like the look of my helmet hair when I remove it...

 

It might be safer too, altho I always fall and hurt one or the other of my shoulders....

 

I can't wait to fall on my head so I can see what happens...

 

Bwwaaah!

post #105 of 105

I agree with everything below. Skiing is a dynamic sport, with unpredictable hazards. The one time my helmet really saved my head was when a lady in a Squaw Advanced Ski Clinic went over a cornice, ejected, and flew 20 feet right into the back of my head. Seriously. I had just slid out in some loose snow after doing the cornice. It was an explosion, I thought someone had hit me in the head with their skis. My goggles were knocked off, I was dazed. But she hit me head first and broke her nose and cheekbone. My only goal was not to let ski patrol f*** up my day, even though I couldn't move my neck.

Shit happens on the hill, and, I like to ski trees fast. What if I hit one head first? I do two dangerous things: skiing and cycling. Why not protect my head?

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more comfortable and warmer

easier to keep googles on

google on forehead doesnt fog

keep minor impacts from trees hurting

and could dimish but not totally prevent a major head injury

 

I had what could have been a skull break when my SSD turned up hill on me while skiing fast. My head hit his hip and I got knocked out. Got a concussion I figure it could have been tons worse without a helmet on.

 

if you collide with something over 20 mph head on you have bigger worries than whats on your head IMO, but even though a helmet claim is only to 15 mph you must realize even wrecking faster the actualy impact will most likely not be straight on, and will most have likely slowed before hitting something.



 

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