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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Go Go Concussion!
    Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 5:47pm
Wow..
so im trying a backside boardslide on a rail
catch my back edge
and apparently smash the back of my head into the snow.
dont remember the fall,
remember getting up
then a headache...all day.

Getting a helmet tommorow.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 5:52pm
ye, helmets are your friend while in the park.  better safe than sorry and end up with brain dammage later on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 6:07pm
Helmets are your friend no matter where you are.

It saved my g/f from having a hole in her skull when she caught an toe edge and fell over. It was on the bunny slope but the area she fell had tons of roots and rocks with thin coverage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 6:09pm
You should see a doctor. My friend is intermediate and fell on his head on a simple blue trail... He got checked out and he had some kind of internal head bleeding. Doctor said to take a month off and to wear a helmet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 6:12pm
Ouch!  I'm soooo glad I picked up new noggin protector from SS!Clap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 6:23pm
i tend to not wear my helmet unless i'm in extreme pow... actually when i was in extreme pow of about a foot or two, i did several somersaults and felt like i hit some hard spots while flipping.. hmmmm, be wise, wear a helmet regardless.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 6:25pm
Helmets are your friend.  Nothing worse than seeing somebody get broken off and quit for the day, when a helmet woulda protected them so they coulda kept shredding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 6:28pm
I wear helmet every single time. Even during those hot spring days. I don't care if I look like I have a huge head, because 1) my head IS big to begin with, and 2) I'd rather look "uncool" than having concussion and/or any other head injuries. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2007 at 8:30pm
Originally posted by tm12881

I wear helmet every single time. Even during those hot spring days. I don't care if I look like I have a huge head, because 1) my head IS big to begin with, and 2) I'd rather look "uncool" than having concussion and/or any other head injuries. LOL
 
Most of the people who think you look like a dork for wearing a helmet are the same ones who are more likely to end up eating through a straw and drooling uncontrollably some day.
 
Having somewhat of an inside view to the goings on at a resort, and living close enough that I can hear the CareFlight helis land when there's a bad accident - I can say that all but 1 of the serious injuries I know of this year could have been made far less severe if the person was wearing a helmet. (the 1 exception being the kid who fell off the lift, i think it's safe to say he was fuct regardless).
 
It's absolutely mind boggling these days that people choose to do some of the things they do, and don't take the 30 seconds to buy a helmet.  Personally, i think the better you are at snowboarding - the more critical it is you have a helmet - as you're more likely to be going faster, and doing things on the mountain that generally carry a higher risk. I know I don't fall very often these days, maybe a couple times a year - but when I do - it's ugly. I can't imagine taking the spills i take now without a helmet.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 2:52am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 5:58am
Helmet is definitely the way to go.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 7:19am
Protect your nog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 8:13am
if you dont like the looks of a helmet
get a beanie with d3o
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 10:09am
d3o appears to be interesting stuff.  I'm not sure how much it's been tested, and it seems cool, but I'm not sure I'd trust my livelihood to it just yet.  You can take some pretty wicked falls at speed.  That being said, does anybody have any "crash test" information for d3o tech?

edit:  There are tons of videos on Youtube for those as curious as I am.  Have a look:

http://www.youtube.com/results.php?search_query=d3o


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 11:07am
i try to jest wear thick beanies with balls on the top for etra cushioning!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 12:22pm
This sounds related to what I did a few days ago.  I was hitting a large kicker that I didn't scope out.  All I remember was bombing a solid 200 yards, and then lying on the ground.  I was wearing a helmet, but I still blacked out.  I think I leaned forward a little bit, and caught my nose slamming my head.  To top this off, the next day I snowboarded again, and almost broke my wrist.  Currently I am typing with a splint. Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 12:35pm
the d3o is hella expensive
90 for a beanie?!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 12:43pm
Just the other day at Sierra at Tahoe I hit an area that was just frozen ground-- no snow-- before I knew it I caught and edge and was on the ground.  Because I had a helmet on I just kept of riding.  If I didn't have the helmet on it might have ruined the rest of the day.

And, I already look like a dork without the helmet on- so it's not messin with style.  Or lack of style, whatever the case may be.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 12:57pm
I agree on the helmet part. I think it's saved me from several harsh crashes over the last few times I've used it. Esp. the last crash I had last week. The crash bonked my head a few times on the way down; so ended up w/ pulled muscles. But, w/out a helmet, I might have been out for the day. So the helmet definitely saved me from more serious harm.

And I agree w/ Sinixstar. The better you get at boarding, you are more likely to be doing much more risky stuff. So, a helmet is really a must to help keep you going forward. My 2 cents anyways.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 1:10pm
Do you guys buy new helmets every so often (every other season), when you take a major impact to the helmet, etc? I heard most helmets are optimally designed to take only one major hit before its effectiveness is dulled. I have heard of helmets such as the Pro-Tec SXP cushioning that is sort of like memory foam, so that it will reconform after taking a major impact. Any thoughts on this?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 1:21pm
Yeah if you take a major impact you are supposed to replace the helmet.  I know with motorcycle helmets they tell you to replace it or send it in to be x-rayed if you just drop it.  Of course a motorcycle is a lot more dangerous than snowboarding so you take extra precautions.  I will definitely replace my pro tec after this season.   2 seasons is enough on 1 helmet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 6:33pm
you take a beating on those boxes & rails?? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 7:24pm
Nothing wakes you up like a good crack to the noggin in the morning.  No worries tho unless you feel nautious.  Then make sure you don't fall asleep and you should be fine.
 
Suck it up and wear a helmet!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2007 at 8:17pm
Originally posted by Dr. Nu-Nu

Do you guys buy new helmets every so often (every other season), when you take a major impact to the helmet, etc? I heard most helmets are optimally designed to take only one major hit before its effectiveness is dulled. I have heard of helmets such as the Pro-Tec SXP cushioning that is sort of like memory foam, so that it will reconform after taking a major impact. Any thoughts on this?
 
yea - the memory foam idea sounds kinda sketchy.
The problem is, you don't really know what kinda damage was done to the material it's self. There could be stress fractures and minor cracks inside that you can't see. The whole point of the material is for it to break apart - and not your head. Even if it reforms to it's original shape, it's job is still to take the damage that your head would have otherwise taken - so it's gonna get banged up.
 
I'm on the hunt for a new helmet now myself. I took a few decent falls on it last year. Still better then nothing this year - but kinda hard to find one i like. This one fits me perfect - most now do not....
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2007 at 8:15am
Originally posted by Sinixstar

 
yea - the memory foam idea sounds kinda sketchy.
The problem is, you don't really know what kinda damage was done to the material it's self. There could be stress fractures and minor cracks inside that you can't see. The whole point of the material is for it to break apart - and not your head. Even if it reforms to it's original shape, it's job is still to take the damage that your head would have otherwise taken - so it's gonna get banged up.
 I'm on the hunt for a new helmet now myself. I took a few decent falls on it last year. Still better then nothing this year - but kinda hard to find one i like. This one fits me perfect - most now do not....
 


im not sure how the memory foam would work.  memory foam reacts to heat.  when it's cold, it gets solid as a rock.  with my tempurpedic pillow, if i took a good swing when its cold, i could probably knock someone out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2007 at 8:31am
haha winter pillow fight
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2007 at 12:58pm
All I know is that I am thru being cool, I would much rather wear a helmet than scramble my brains.  It's a no brainer as far as I am concerned.
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you take a beating on those boxes & rails?? LOL
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good, i will be able to keep up with u at steamboat.
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