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A Helmet thread with a Point

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I need help!

Promised my wife I would wear a helmet; oh the silly things we will say to a woman. Well I am a scandahovian, and if I got to wear a helmet think that it should have horns like any self respecting viking raider.   

Do you think that screwing on some nice tasteful cow horns to the sides of my helmet will impede its' structural integrity?  I honestly believe that having these could significantly shorten the waiting times in lift lines and cafeterias.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 18
 You wouldn't be the first to don such a helmet, however I'm not sure that you need that to have your own spectacular style.
post #3 of 18
Just stretch one of those funny horn hats over the helmet.  Or better yet, Helga Hair!


Oye!!!!!!!!!!!
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Wrong kind of Viking.  My ancestors were way more into pillage and plunder. 

Maybe those folks in purple are a lot the same after all. 
post #5 of 18
funny side note: there is a guy named cow-man that is an endurance athlete, Western States 100 and such. pretty well known. well, duh. He wears a full set of bull horns during some of his runs and triathalons. someone got pissed at him though because during the pack swim, I ain't lyin', he poked some dude with his horns (accidentally?). after that a meeting was held to arrive at some ruling on the horns. tough on spandex

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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

I need help!

Promised my wife I would wear a helmet; oh the silly things we will say to a woman. Well I am a scandahovian, and if I got to wear a helmet think that it should have horns like any self respecting viking raider.   

Do you think that screwing on some nice tasteful cow horns to the sides of my helmet will impede its' structural integrity?  I honestly believe that having these could significantly shorten the waiting times in lift lines and cafeterias.

Any thoughts?

 
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Wrong kind of Viking.  My ancestors were way more into pillage and plunder. 

Maybe those folks in purple are a lot the same after all. 

Amusingly, historicly speaking, the special thing about viking helmets were the noseguards. Real vikings never had horns on their helmets ;)

Anyway, I wouldn't do it. By screwing on those horns, if you do happen to take a fall, the forces applied to your helmet are going to be completely off compared to a normal helmet.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Frederik View Post

 Real vikings never had horns on their helmets ;)
 

I believe they did for the intimidation factor, don't you read Hagar The Horrible?


I think it's an awesome idea!

Although compromising the integrity of the helmet is going to be the least of your worries bombing down a hill with cow horns sticking out your head.

Please post pics.
post #8 of 18
I once saw an episode of Ski Patrol where they tossed a kid for wearing a bow and an arrow quill at the resort.  I'd think some might perceive REAL pointed horns on a helmet as either a weapon or "unsafe"  and dangerous piece of equipment and demand you either remove it or leave.
I still vote for Helga Hair!
post #9 of 18
Epoxy them on.  If you have bolts, or even worse, screws, in the helmet and then you fall and smack your head real hard, you could have a bolt, or even worse, a screw, in your noggin.
post #10 of 18
 Tell your wife you'll only wear it if she gets a matching metal bra.
post #11 of 18
Just don't bend over in front of a bull and .....
post #12 of 18
How heavy are the horns?  I am thinking heavy duty velcro applied to the base of the horns and again to the helmet. The idea being that they would be removable and hopefully pull off in the event of a crash.
post #13 of 18
I won't even ski with a pencil in my pocket and you're intentionally accompanied by two weapons .
post #14 of 18
 However, I would say light plastic imitation horns, possibly glued on (or better, as PAPA suggests, breakaway velcro-ed) wouldn't compromise safety in any material way, and yet would supply enough of the desired appearance of ferocity to satisfy the most barbaric football fan (or ancestry buff).
post #15 of 18
Maybe something a little more epic and less dangerous might work better:

Mjolnir (hammer) optional



post #16 of 18
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UFF DA!!!
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

An update.

 

Had a problem with getting hit by other skiers last season, it was really ticking me off.  Thankfully it has not happened once this season.  

 

I think the new ski helmet has actually helped out with this.  Not many people want to ride a lift with me though.  Could it be the deodorant?

 

 

 

 

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

I need help!

Promised my wife I would wear a helmet; oh the silly things we will say to a woman. 
 

 

Yep. Mostly to get them to shut up...

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