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post #31 of 41

 

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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post

So you've been "re-born" after the helmet age. ;-)

 

But if I can't ski without the "protective effect" of helmet, I would give up skiing instead. Cause the helmet doesn't "protect" as well as many wish it does.


I can ski perfectly fine without it, I just choose not to ski without it.   I have had some pretty horrific falls with and without a helmet on and just think of it as one more added safety feature.  If I skied without it and ended up a veggie I would probably always wonder (well, actually probably couldn't even wonder..... well you get my drift). 
 

post #32 of 41

 Now that's spooky-funny. 

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....... I would probably always wonder (well, actually probably couldn't even wonder.....  (snipped)



 

post #33 of 41

If I forgot my helmet I'd just borrow one form Lars or Rossi Smash 

post #34 of 41
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I'd be more than happy to let you use my helmet. It's almost always in my boot bag.

 

But I have a very large head and an xl Boeri.

 

Might not fit.

 

Plus it's got some funky stickers on it

post #35 of 41

You are loosing track of what's important.  SKIING is paramount.  The rest is secondary.  Of course I would go skiing if I forgot my helmet, if I forgot my poles, if I forgot my jacket, if I forgot my wife, if I forgot my......

you get the picture. 

 

Whether I would rent a temporary replacement, buy a replacement or go without is another question. 

I have no qualms about skiing without a helmet; I've done it for decades.

 

I rode a bicycle for decades without a helmet. I can remember riding my bicycle and realizing I had forgotten my helmet.  I felt a little naked for a few minutes, but the feeling passed.  I did not return for the hemet.  If I had of been within 5 minutes of the house I would have.

 

I always wear a helmet on a motorcycle.

 


Edited by Ghost - 5/3/2009 at 02:13 pm GMT
post #36 of 41

 

Almost nobody around here wears a bike helmet.  I usually do.  If I'm going to one of the bars that is annoyingly far to walk to, I'll ride the bike and not wear a helmet.  Probably not the most clever thing to do, but I guess I'm too vain to walk into a bar with a bike helmet.

post #37 of 41

I hope you're only going for couple of beer.  Riding a bike while impaired will loose your driver's license for you.  

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Almost nobody around here wears a bike helmet.  I usually do.  If I'm going to one of the bars that is annoyingly far to walk to, I'll ride the bike and not wear a helmet.  Probably not the most clever thing to do, but I guess I'm too vain to walk into a bar with a bike helmet.

 

post #38 of 41

 

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I'm too vain to walk into a bar with a bike helmet.

Just hang the helmet on the handlebar.

 

post #39 of 41

 

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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

I hope you're only going for couple of beer.  Riding a bike while impaired will loose your driver's license for you.  

 

Mostly I go for a beer or two and a slice of pizza.  I'd drive, but my car is just as far away as the bar...

post #40 of 41

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Originally Posted by marge View Post

 
I can ski perfectly fine without it, I just choose not to ski without it.   I have had some pretty horrific falls with and without a helmet on and just think of it as one more added safety feature.  If I skied without it and ended up a veggie I would probably always wonder (well, actually probably couldn't even wonder..... well you get my drift). 
 


I don't have to "wonder". I was a witness on a bike trip when the one of the rider, who normall wears a helmet, forgot it in her car. She choose to ride without. Then, she had a bad crash.
 

But she didn't hit her head. Instead of having a concussion, she couldn't move her body, arms or legs. You got it, a "bruised" spinal cord. She eventually recovered enough to walk and work. But could not ride again. It's pretty likely had she been wearing a helmet, the extra weight might have broken her spinal cord and put her in the wheelchair for life.

 

I've seen accidents when a rider died from head injury even though wearing a helmet. Several more that has nothing to do with the head (collar bone, pelvis, shoulderblade, wrist). And another close buddy died from internal injuries sustained during crash. I just find this facination with helmet when riding and skiing rather ridiculous, when you can simply slip and hit your head on the ice (or the ski you're carrying) while walking from the car to the lift!!! 

 

Do I ever think about having a crash on the very same day of forgeting my helmet? Not at all! I'll just ski or ride. Do I ever "wonder" if I would win the lottery if I buy some ticket on the day I forgot my helmet? You bet! 

post #41 of 41

Helmet, goggles (and lens), poles, gloves, hand warmers, cliff bars all go into the car in November and stay there all winter.  Less crap to forget that way.

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