Old 23-03-09, 08:49 AM   #1
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How important are brain buckets?

The sad and tragic death of actress natasha richardson is proof positive that helmets are so important in high velocity sports. (e.g. skiing, mountain biking, or even rock climbing which i know many of my peers in each of these sports do not wear a helmet.) It is sad that this important figure met her demise while learning a sport that i hold dear to my heart but many who participate in this sport do not wear helmets. i feel that her life would have been saved if she had properly equiped herself with a helmet. i am an extreme backcountry skiier who has worn a helmet ski/mountaineering the Middle Teton and also wears a helmet skiing the bunny slopes and terrain parks. So, please people, wear your brain buckets! My heart goes out to the family of Natasha Richardson and Liam Nieson, and to the family of Sonny Bono, and all of my peers who have perished on teton pass. Ski safe, love life, and let powder reign!
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Old 26-03-09, 12:14 PM   #2
 
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I don't think I have ever fallen hard on my head in almost 50 years of skiing. That having been said, there is no cogent argument that one can make for not wearing a helmet. They are light, they can be warm or you can set them up with good ventilation like a bike helmet. One final argument, they keep your goggles handy.
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Old 04-04-09, 11:01 PM   #3
 
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In my skiing days, no one wore helmet when we went on a school ski trip.

now that I hae a son of my own and I see how they can help prevent serious injuries(not just for skiing but for biking, skateboarding as well) I all for it
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Old 06-04-09, 09:31 PM   #4
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Are you kidding? When I started skiing, I would never even think of wearing a helmet. Then I had my son... We had him wearing a helmet from the beginning. He started at 2 years of age. Then he insisted we wear helmets! Now he's 10 and does alpine racing at Okemo. All racers are required to wear helmets and thank GOD for that!

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Old 17-04-09, 09:53 PM   #5
 
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A simple brain bucket is what separates a mild concussion from a cracked skull. In my opinion, wearing one should be mandatory not only for seasoned racers, but for newbies as well who take on skiing as a recreational sport of choice.
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Old 21-04-09, 06:00 AM   #6
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I'd never bothered in 10 years of skiing. When I started boarding I had a couple of bad falls and started wearing a helmet.

I always wear it skiing now. It's warm, keeps the wind out of my ears on the lift and it may save stop we cracking my skull. What's to think about?
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Old 22-04-09, 03:45 PM   #7
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we need to ensure our safety in every thing that we do, specially on this kinds of games wherein serious damages may happen, just by wearing brain buckets we are reducing the risk of fatalities.
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Old 26-04-09, 03:48 PM   #8
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I'd never bothered in 10 years of skiing. When I started boarding I had a couple of bad falls and started wearing a helmet.

I always wear it skiing now. It's warm, keeps the wind out of my ears on the lift and it may save stop we cracking my skull. What's to think about?
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Warm and safe with built in headphones...WHY NOT?
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Old 23-06-09, 11:36 PM   #10
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I used to be anti-helmet and poked fun about people wearing them on the mountain. A few crashes later and a few more years on the age and I am singing a different tune. ABS99 has a great point on why to wear them just over the safety. My ears have never felt so good on the mountain and goggles stay in one place even on hard crashes.
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Old 06-07-09, 02:49 PM   #11
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it is already mandatory for kids in ski resorts in Italy. It should be made mandatory for everyone. The helmet protected my brain once this year. And your googles will not fog up when you sweat a lot too. I can not see any disadvantages when you wear a helmet....
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Old 20-07-09, 10:02 AM   #12
 
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I would agree to wearing helmets. Too many things can go wrong with the worst results. You hear about it all the time. Why take the chance when there is an easy solution? You'd be mad to mess about taking the risk.
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