Posted: 06 October 2011 08:04 AM
Kevin Pearce talks about why you should wear a helmet. The dude owes his life to a helmet so please here him out…
Posted: 06 October 2011 08:42 AM
It’s a great message to be getting out to the kids. Unfortunately everybody our age knows the risks and rides without one anyway… me included. Having said that if I’m riding big jumps and halfpipe on hard snow days I always wear a lid. KP is a great ambassador for this kind of image, it’s great he’s still 100% involved with the sport he loves.
Posted: 06 October 2011 09:51 PM
I always wear a helmet, have since I started riding again two seasons ago from day 1… doesn’t mean I won’t get injured but at least I lessen the chance of serious head injury considerably.
Posted: 06 October 2011 10:19 PM
totally agree - there are still times i go out without a helmet, mostly backcountry pow days - but even then i should be wearing it. I havent had any big head impacts so far luckily - but i have had numerous days riding the trees when i have felt solid branches ding off my helmet and always been thankful I have it on. On the days i dont wear one I am definitely more wary of a tree line or a rocky chute, and usually end up taking a more cautious line, cursing myself as I know I could have ridden the better line with confidence if I had my lid on.
Posted: 14 October 2011 07:04 PM
I sure agree. Helmet and a spineprotector is a boost of confidence!
By the way: hello Stewe! Hope you had a nice summer!
Posted: 16 October 2011 10:35 AM
Hello bro, nice to see everyone gearing up for the storm. They are forecasting the coldest winter in 20 years for Western Canada… gotta buy some better cold wax while it’s cheap lol. :)
Honestly I wear a helmet, spine protector, wrist guards, impact shorts and knee/shin guards pretty much all the time. I put on elbow protectors on my park-inspired days and will be adding a mouth protector this season. Overkill is not a bad thing when it comes to safety.
Posted: 16 October 2011 11:09 AM
I think I owe my life to my helmet too. Many times over acctually. Both from mountainbiking and from riding snow.
I have smacked my head in to trees and stones many times. I don´t think I would have made it without my helmet. At least I would not have made it that good.
This season I think about the full face DH helmet for more steep freeriding. Or would it be to heavy? It´s a 661 Carbon helmet. Are there any special designed fullface helmets for snowboard / skiing?
Stewe..that sounds cool…he…kind of. I think we will have a quite warm winter here in Scandinavia. If that´s a bad thing I dont know. The Soutwest mountains in Norway has meter of snow allready but down at the coast I am still riding my MTB.
Posted: 16 October 2011 05:34 PM
My wife’s always on my case about wearing my helmet. I only wear it about half the time. There’s no particular reason why a choose to wear it some days and not others. She always tells me if I suffer a serious injury she’s not going to spend the rest of her life wiping my ass. I’ll probably wear it every time I ride this season. It’s not worth it to roll the dice and possibly never be able to ride again.
Posted: 17 October 2011 01:49 AM
I’m 16 and my parents make me wear a helmet and wrist-guards. I was a little resistant to this until I took a nasty spill on an ice-hard kicker. I knocked my head pretty good, but I did knock some sense into myself. I try to incourage my friends to wear helmets…it’s really silly not to. I’m contemplating adding a mouth guard this year.
Posted: 17 October 2011 09:45 PM
I tend to feel weird without a helmet, I always have worn one while skiing/boarding (Since I was two!) I really do feel unsafe when I don’t wear one, especially with most of what I do being park/chasing lips… I’ve never had a big fall but one season in breckenridge I saw a little kid get mowed down by a boarder, the kid hit a tree but was saved by his helmet, last season though my friend lent to far back on a backflip and his skis flipped out, knocking his head on the kicker, had he not worn his helmet he would have died, but luckily he only had concussion and forgot the last few days (which he got back eventually).
Posted: 15 February 2012 12:53 PM
Completely agree with Timmy here…I feel weird and somehow uneasy not wearing a helmet. Cheesy as it sounds but definitely safety first…
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