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post #31 of 50
You can never be too safe while skiing.

post #32 of 50
I was just curious how many of you wear them regularly ? 
Always for the past 15 years
Have you ever been in a situation where you are glad you had it on? 
No potential catastrophies, but I can think of a a few "non-events" that might have ruined my day if I wasn't wearing a helmet
Also, what made you decide to wear one in the first place?
Began wearing one when my kids started to ski, though having seen a few things happen to other people, had already been seriously thinking about it
post #33 of 50
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I usually stay out of this debate and don't comment on the subject, but have to ask a question, out of simple curioisty more than anything else. 

I am not arguing the pros/cons of using a helmet, or a full-face helmet for that matter, but am having trouble figuring out how someone tearing their ski pants and breaking both thumbs leads someone to the conclusion that it is best to wear a full face helmet, as opposed to just a regular one?

Again, it's not a confrontational question, I just can't put the two together,

You're absolutely right they have nothing to do with wearing a helmet, I was just painting the picture of the violence of the crash and what motivated him to armor up.
post #34 of 50
Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post




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I usually stay out of this debate and don't comment on the subject, but have to ask a question, out of simple curioisty more than anything else. 

I am not arguing the pros/cons of using a helmet, or a full-face helmet for that matter, but am having trouble figuring out how someone tearing their ski pants and breaking both thumbs leads someone to the conclusion that it is best to wear a full face helmet, as opposed to just a regular one?

Again, it's not a confrontational question, I just can't put the two together,

 

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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

You're absolutely right they have nothing to do with wearing a helmet, I was just painting the picture of the violence of the crash and what motivated him to armor up.

Actually the incident cited was:

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My buddy started wearing a full face helmet after he fell and ended up with torn $800 ski pants two broken thumbs and a concussion.

I'd wager a beer (in Breck) that the concussion was the deciding factor.
post #35 of 50
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Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post





 


But why a full face as opposed to a tradtional? I have never worn a full-face helmet so I really don't know anything about them. I would be too afraid of wrenching my neck if I wore one. They also look heavy and look like they might obstruct peripheral or downward vision.
post #36 of 50
Ive been skiing for almost 20 years, and never wore a helmet. Never needed to. Well, I finally bought one for this season. Why? I dont know really. I guess it cant hurt to have a little more insurance...
post #37 of 50
I wear mine all the time, couple of reasons are might as well as a precaution, their popular, adds some confidence, keeps your head warm, and my FAVORITE reason is you can get speaker attachments in the ear pads to listen to music through your ipod.
post #38 of 50
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I wear mine all the time, couple of reasons are might as well as a precaution, their popular, adds some confidence, keeps your head warm, and my FAVORITE reason is you can get speaker attachments in the ear pads to listen to music through your ipod.

And you believe listening to music instead of what is going on around you makes you a safer skier?
post #39 of 50
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And you believe listening to music instead of what is going on around you makes you a safer skier?
Their speakers, not direct earphones, and as long as you don't have them on full blast you can hear your surroundings.  So they don't make for unsafe skiing.
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by egomach View Post


Their speakers, not direct earphones, and as long as you don't have them on full blast you can hear your surroundings.  So they don't make for unsafe skiing.


 It is background music. For most part the wind noise drowns mine out, it is good on the lift. 
post #41 of 50
1.)  I don't even think about skiing without my helmet.  Ever.

2.)  I've had several good wrecks, and more than one that have required me to replace my helmet.

3.)  I chose to wear a what those are nice blue boots you have what day is it again?  Hi, I chose to wear a helmet because I think I need to go to the store after work.


They also hold my goggles, keep my head warm, and I don't care what you think of them.
post #42 of 50
 I have never worn a helmet while alpine skiing.
post #43 of 50
I wear mine, cause I promised the wife.  Yes I have crashed badly enough to need one, and get whacked on the head by chairlift bars enough to make it worthwhile.  Think we all wear them because Bell helmet put enough really good skiers under contract to convince us all we needed to (is this a great country or what?).

I-pod, you betcha!  Only when on my own though, they are kind of antisocial. 

Got the ear-buds worked out for the tunes, now to conquer the fogging glasses under goggles while wearing my brain bucket. 
post #44 of 50
I am surprised that many people feel so strongly about helmets one way or the other.
post #45 of 50
I just feel the need to make my anual Helmet Thread Post.

My goal this year is to go the entire season sans Helmet.

Personal observation, I am seeing the persentage of Helmet wearing skers decreasing
post #46 of 50
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Got the ear-buds worked out for the tunes, now to conquer the fogging glasses under goggles while wearing my brain bucket. 
Try the I/O's. They get a bit more air moving and this may work for you nicely. Otherwise  go for the turbos
post #47 of 50
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Here we go.....

I am wearing my helmet while reading this thread.

LOL -

Didn't need to read this thread any further

Wear a helmet all the time
post #48 of 50
I wear a helmet whenever I ski, and I started wearing one because I was making my daughter wear one. I probably would have picked one up at some point, anyway. The helmet keeps my head warm and I don't have to worry about it flying off.
My tips got buried last season on a snowmaking day and I got spun around and flung onto the back of my head. My thought was the helmet made that less painful for me, although I still had a headache and probably wouldn't have been seriously injured without a helmet. I did smack hard enough that I bought a new helmet, just in case.
post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

I am surprised that many people feel so strongly about helmets one way or the other.

and snowboarders too 
post #50 of 50
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and snowboarders too 
 


I know right!
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