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    Another Helmet thread

    Searched for a recent thread but couldn't find one . Saved my ass today and not on the slope ? Pretty heavy duty snow squall at Bear Creek . Walking towards the lodge with my son and took two steps down a ramp of paver blocks that were iced up . Both feet went out and landed flat on my back whipping my head against the ground . Thirty seconds with the wind knocked out. I was able to ski the rest of the day, hurting but no skull fracture

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    Glad to hear your noggin is in one piece. You probably want to look into getting a new helmet as most are designed for a single impact.

    A few years ago I had a freak fall on a cruiser at okemo that literally smashed my helmet to multiple pieces. My helmet saved me from severe injury that day. When I went to buy a new helmet later that day, the guy in the ski shop asked how much I wanted to spend. My response was, “as much as possible”.

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    Don't cheap out on a helmet!

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    I was trying to get my older brother to wear a helmet on a recent ski trip. He's old school and will only wear a knit cap. He said since he isn't skiing in the trees he doesn't need a helmet. But I think hitting the ground or getting run into by other skiers are good reasons to wear one. They also keep my noggin warm on cold days!

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    I too wear only knitted kap because i ski only on groomed slopes, last 20 years. It all depends of your style, speed and experience really.
    I do fall sometimes, even at 60mph, but i never impact on ground, just slide.
    Would wear helmet off track of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jokso View Post
    I too wear only knitted kap because i ski only on groomed slopes, last 20 years. It all depends of your style, speed and experience really.
    I do fall sometimes, even at 60mph, but i never impact on ground, just slide.
    Would wear helmet off track of course.
    Id speculate that most skiers injured by hitting trees were skiing groomed slopes.

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    Then they were doing something wrong, and should wear it.
    I'd speculate its from collisions, but I don't collide with people, did sign posts and nets few times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jokso View Post
    Then they were doing something wrong, and should wear it.
    I'd speculate its from collisions, but I don't collide with people, did sign posts and nets few times.
    Yeah, we all screw up. Thats partly what the helmet is for. If I collide with a sign post, hopefully Im wearing a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokso View Post
    I do fall sometimes, even at 60mph, but i never impact on ground, just slide.
    I love it when people speak in absolutes. Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokso View Post
    I too wear only knitted kap because i ski only on groomed slopes, last 20 years. It all depends of your style, speed and experience really.
    I do fall sometimes, even at 60mph, but i never impact on ground, just slide.
    Would wear helmet off track of course.




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    Good luck with that attitude.

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