f100prerunnerOne time some kid popped out behind a tree going uphill trying to make it to the chairlift. I was carrying some decent speed and I swerved and he swerved the same direction...we smacked into eachother and I bear hugged him to try to dissipate the energy. Luckily both of us wear wearing helmets but the helmets smacked the heck out of eachother and I’m super happy I was wearing it. If I wasn’t my head would’ve been messed up cause he was wearing a helmet. Countless other times my headache after crashing could’ve been a concussion if I wasn’t wearing a helmet. It’s smart and they can even be somewhat stylish.
Yeah head ons are gnar af.
In Africa me and my buddy were lapping the park a bit, place was super dead and snow was really good carving snow. Trail isnt that ride, im reg hes goofy, and we both euro carved into each other. Tried to jump over him/out of the way but it was too late. We were 3 or 4 towers up I think and people heard the collision at the bottom I guess. Full on football smash.
Idk if i rode down or got a ride on the snowmobile. He was out and broke his collarbone and was fucked for a bit when he woke up. Knew who he was but didnt know where he was really or wtf happened. Young enough he bounced back pretty well and fast.
Helmets were required for the park there. We'd prolly have been wearing them anyway as I always do and we were both employees. But that woulda been a lot worse if we didn't have em on.
I don't think I've ever had another collision like that and I hope I never do, but glad we had the old buckets on.