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post #31 of 33
It is painful. I took one on the chin and was glad I had a mouth guard in as I didn't have a face guard at the time. That changed before I trained again. In SL, a face guard makes all the sense in the world. I'd bet a beer you don't see more than 5 racers wearing them for GS, SG or DH in the Olympics. I'll go honor system, I won't be counting. But payment is in Breck only.

The latest thing that has come out of injury research and prevention for skiing is the simple mouth guard. It significantly reduces the severity of concussion in accidents. Of course it doesn't protect against traumas to the face.

As a once and present speed racer, I have wished I'd had a face guard back in 1977 when I smashed three teeth out, but I'd really have liked a mouth guard. I damaged a Bell motorcycle helmet, there were pieces of fiberglass missing. I was unconcious for about 5 minutes with a broken back. But that was before B-net. In those days they used hay bales and wood and wire snow fencing. Now, with all the B-net to keep us out of the woods, I'd rather risk some plastic surgery than have my head get tangled in B-net.
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

 i'm confused as i've never met your daughter at a store in Truckee and doubt that many others on this thread have, either.."

The original thread was headed "Hey Jim'.

How many little girls do you know?






 
post #33 of 33
Giro has a nice graphite helmet, but sized for adults as far as I know. Helmet fit is really important. I have a BMX helmet and taped over the vents because I don't like too much air flow over my head. The main problem I have with my helmet is the gap between the top of my goggles and the helmet. I got wind and sun burn until I took a strip of fleece and had that fill the gap.
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