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DeviateI know in snowboarding, where a lot of inspiration for skiing is derived from
DeviateHowever, I know the average age of this site is a lot lower than me (I'm 31) and are more susceptible to trends and "what's cool". So I think it's a shame that it's becoming "less cool" to protect yourself and be a role model for self preservation for the sake of what seems to be a cleaner look in videos.
jynx81the new trend in the industry is camo theme
DeviateI've been skiing all my life and have had a few episodes where I can honestly say I was very glad to be wearing these bits of equipment.
DeviateI know the average age of this site is a lot lower than me (I'm 31) and are more susceptible to trends and "what's cool". So I think it's a shame that it's becoming "less cool" to protect yourself and be a role model for self preservation for the sake of what seems to be a cleaner look in videos.
Emma_WatsonTo be honest, its not a personal choice. It's actually pretty damn selfish to not wear a helmet if you have people who care about you. You could smack your head real nice and become a vegetable for the rest of your life and your mom or dad or uncle or whatever has to change your shitfilled pants every 4 hours - and thats neither styley or cool.
Jon_Tafferyou think we"re bad? look at skateboarding
THEDIRTYBUBBLEYeah, but it's more justifiable for skaters.
AlsoKnownAsis it though?
So many hard surfaces to smack your dome on.
THEDIRTYBUBBLEI didn't say it was completely justifiable. Just more justifiable than skiing. Skiers are normally going way faster than skaters.
lIllII think more people would wear helmets in the park if helmet companies wised up and started making helmets with more than 4 air vents.
Even when it's -20 F I'm sweating buckets with a brain bucket on. No wonder kids don't want to wear that shit when they're throwing new tricks during spring skiing. Step up your game, helmet companies.
SammyDubzIt's all about the swag. Who cares if you die, as long as you look good
But honestly, it's all personal choice. If you want to take the risk, go for it. I really don't care
casey_copeIt feels pretty good to not wear a helmet.
bighomieflockI definitely disagree with this. Every part of life involves taking risks. There's nothing any more selfish about not wearing a helmet than there is in taking any other risk. By your logic skiing is a very selfish activity.
casualI'm confused by the fact that you're claiming this as a new trend. I'm your age, and have been watching ski flicks since at least 2002, and I don't remember people wearing helmets in park shoots back in the day. Tanner, Pep, Pollard, Candide, etc. were never wearing helmets. Tanner didn't have a helmet on when he sw 9d chads.
To clarify, I'm not arguing about whether helmets are good or bad, I'm just pointing out that if anything, helmets have become much more prevalent in freeskiing. Yes, there's a contingent ( a large one) that do not wear helmets, but there are plenty top level skiers who get a shit ton of views that wear helmets.
One other thing, IMO, it is not at all an individual skier's responsibility to wear a helmet in order to influence others.
e~bit also feels good to not be paralyzed.
there have been a few times in the spring i haven't worn a helmet, but for the majority of the time I do. I have had a few hard hits, and i consider myself blessed i had my helmet on when they occurred
casey_copeMy dude paralyzation comes from spinal cord injury for the most part. Also I wear my helmet all the time. I'm just explaining the no helmet thing
AlsoKnownAsI'm not sure about you guys but it seems like kids where I ski are taking safety more seriously.
A few times a day people are heading off from the park to have safety meetings. I'm not sure who's running the programs, as I never see anything about them on the events page, but I think it's very cool to see the younger generation take safety so seriously.
Like my dad always said. There's no such thing as too much training. Maybe I'll call the mountain and ask if I can sign up for some of them this year. Even at my age it would be nice to have a refresher course.
dan4060You gain something from skiing, and driving is necessary. Skiing without a helmet gains you nothing and adds a significant amount of risk. I would not force people to wear them, but it is stupid not to.
Marc_21I'll admit... Just a beanie and goggles look pretty sick. In the park, whats "Steezy" is different though. Helmets in the park don't look that bad, but in big mountain you look way better without one. However, one shot in an edit isn't worth a brain injury. Even WITH a helmet people die, like Sarah Burke and Sam Jackenthal.