airmightydudeIt sucks, but I think it’s an insurance thing.
Usually insurance is pretty chill. A lot of places run signs that say helmets are recommended. I was talking to an insurance guy a bunch when I was back at a small place in the northeast and he was stoked that I had a smart style sign out and a more than reasonable fencing setup. I think a lot of the insurance things and "you need a license" and things stuff comes down to wives tales more than legit reasons. Honestly we didn't really have a big enough jump in the park to be too worried about inverts. Was a more rail focused setup. Inverts were possible, but not booters most people would try them on even if they could, and a lot of the people weren't people that were ever gonna huck one anyway.
Also I don't know how much that varies place to place and if it changes state to state etc. The biggest way people land on their head is not knowing how to hit a jump and trying to straight air. Most of the " I tried to backflips are" I tried to hit a jump and wooped my legs out from underneath myself and landed on my head. People can fuck themselves up going inverted, but it's pretty rare that somebody lands on their head actually going for a flip, even a dub.
Noobs hitting jumps, or the accidental cork ish are way more unforgiving than a botched flip generally. Then again wtf do I know. I just used to lap park all day and creep on people learning tricks to see how features rode and make sure people didn't die.