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    Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:22am
I am still new to snowboarding. this will be my 2nd year on my own board. I rented for 1 season. I live in GA so most of my riding is done in NC. All slopes nothing in the trees. I want to tackle the park this season, i am thinking about getting a helmet just to be on the safe side. Just wanted to get others opinions on helmets. And also what are some good but cheap helmets. any info would be good.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:23am
for the most part, most mountain requires you to wear a helmet if you want to hit the park area no?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:50am
I live in NC and I ride at Cataloochee. They don't make you wear helmets if you are riding the park. I wear a helmet anyways.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:55am
I'm in CO and they have no restrictions in the park if you don't want to wear a helmet. But I would highly recommend wearing one, One bad spill can mess you up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:12am
Originally posted by winn

for the most part, most mountain requires you to wear a helmet if you want to hit the park area no?

I've never heard of this but I would recommend a helmet regardless of what you are riding. We sign a waiver with passes here that releases liability from the mountain for injuries.

I've personally torn an mcl and broken a collar bone nowhere near a park.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:13am
After riding for about 9 years without one, I witnessed a friend have a pretty serious incident without one... I bought one immediately.

I have ridden with my Bern for 2 years so far, and would never go back.  I love my helmet.  Technically it is their "Hard Hat" version, but still very protective.  I spend a ton of time in the park and in the trees, and it has proven invaluable.

I took a serious fall last year, landing on my shoulders/head about 30 ft out of a kicker.  I separated both my shoulders and knocked myself a little silly.  Fortunately the helmet saved me what would most definitely been a much more serious head injury, and I was able to drive myself home later that night.

All in all, I think it is a very good investment, whether it only saves you from minor bumps and bruises, like mine does all the time, or from something more serious, that you may never see coming. 

It all comes down to how much you think your head's worth...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:19am
I've taken some pretty good knocks to my head with my helmet.... I can't imagine how bad those hits would have been without.  You can find Bern helmets on Steapandcheap or whiskeymilitia on the cheap. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:24am
I took a bad fall off a jump a few years ago. I was wearing a helmet and still my head hurt for days after. If I didn't have a helmet it could've been way worse. Def buy one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:34am
Some mountains on the east coast require helmets in the park. They also ban any inverted trick, whether it be a backflip, rodeo, or double cork. Out west I haven't seen any requirements thus far other than a few parks with park pass restrictions. Regardless, it's your second season so you should definitely wear a helmet. Hell I know someone who has been riding for 10-15 years over 150+ days a year who always wears a helmet. Just wear it, because although it may seem it never helps you or you never need it, that bad crash can come as soon as you take it off.

Originally posted by jchu

I took a bad fall off a jump a few years ago. I was wearing a helmet and still my head hurt for days after. If I didn't have a helmet it could've been way worse. Def buy one.


Yea I was in the woods last year and a tree branch caught the space between my helmet and goggles and just ripped the helmet right off. It prevented some of the impact of the branch, however, if I had no helmet, it would have been worse, and likely a mild concussion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:34am
Originally posted by rzero

Originally posted by winn

for the most part, most mountain requires you to wear a helmet if you want to hit the park area no?

I've never heard of this but I would recommend a helmet regardless of what you are riding. We sign a waiver with passes here that releases liability from the mountain for injuries.

I've personally torn an mcl and broken a collar bone nowhere near a park.


thats a canadian thing. they make it mandatory because of government regulation of "due diligence"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:49am
Helmet and other appropriate armor is a yes.
It's just not worth it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:52am
Wear a helmet if you're new to snowboarding, especially in the park. There are usually a few good used helmets on sale in the forums so just keep a look out for one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 6:57am
I do.

You can break bones and recover, but you don't want to risk anything with your head, right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:04am
I have personlly riden in NC many times and I know how icy it can be there. One bad fall and you can smash your head into hard ice. I recently bought one for this season. Most pros wear them in competition.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:23am
Yeah in NC the ice can get really bad. It hurts like hell falling on it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:33am
Buy a helmet. Some people need them to walk. I have knocked myself out with one on, no idea what I would be if I wasn't wearing one. I feel naked without it! Ha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:44am
There's no real good reason to not wear a helmet.  Most people will either cite comfort or style.  But honestly if you shop around enough you can find something that's comfortable.  And if you can't find something sufficiently stylish, you're probably just looking to make up an excuse for not wearing a helmet.

I'm not going to say everyone must wear a helmet (though, honestly, they should). Nor am I going to chastise someone for not wearing a helmet.  It's a choice and people reserve the right to make their own decisions.  But if the thought has ever popped into your head that maybe you should get a helmet... just do it, get a helmet.

Bern, Giro, RED, and Smith all make nice helmets.  Personally I'd try some on, because I found fit varies greatly.  And style/features can lead to a lot of personal preference (brims, skate-style helmets, ventilation, do you wear a hat underneath, etc).  So it's fairly difficult to suggest a particular model for you, but there's plenty of choices if you do a little internet searching.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:47am
It's definitely personal choice, but if you're asking "should I wear one" the answer is yes.  Get one now or get one after the first time you get knocked unconscious like I did.
 
They're warm, comfy, you can find one online for under $50, and at least half the people on the mountain are wearing one, so it's not like you are going to stand out (unless you get one with flames and stuff on it - awesome).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:50am
helmet its never bad to be safe and for sure when you hit the park 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:51am
I would recommend getting a helmet. I wear one not only because of catching an edge and falling on my head occasionally, but also because of other people flying around you, some skier puts a ski in your head, you kick the bucket.
As far as price, I also wouldn't skimp on a helmet. The smith holt is pretty good, that's what I have. very comfortable and I believe it's pretty well priced.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:51am
I wear a helmet every time out because I enjoy my ability to put rational thoughts together. A functioning brain is crucial to the developing snowboarder. Protect your noggin!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 7:55am
buy a helmet, in the past I thought they were silly, now I can't imagine riding without one. They keep your head warm and are comfortable as long as you try them on to get the right fit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 8:43am
i live in cali. rode at mammoth tahoe and bear. none of those places require you to wear a helmet

to your original question, yes, get a helmet. ive seen too many friends fall (even light falls) and whiplash their head into the ground. the helmet can save u from concussions and ruining the rest of ur day. 

i started park about 2 seasons ago but dont have a helmet yet. kinda stupid now that i think about it cus i go balls out on features that im far from ready for. ive taken some pretty nasty falls, thankfully none of my head so far *knock on wood*
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 8:54am
if nothing else helmets keep your head nice and warm, oh yeah and the added value of head protection is nice too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 9:05am
I prefer no helmet but im not one to be serious in the park i just like the trails and back country. So if i were serious about the park i would get a helmet just for some added safety other then that i think they get in the way. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 9:12am
Go with a helmet, concussions suck and they set you back a while, I had one half of my season last year and wasn't supposed to ride, I took 2 days off of riding, and a month off riding park. I wasn't supposed to get back on my board until all my symptoms went away, that didn't happen until well after my season ended. I lived 2ish months of my life with a headache, and if i didn't talk to you on a daily basis i had no idea who you were. so go with a helmet, which comes from experience, I didn't have a helmet until i got this concussion
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 9:19am
Park: definitely wear a helmet, easier runs: don't need one but it wouldn't hurt, harder runs: probably should wear one
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 9:20am
For the most part I wear a helmet, especially when at Bear or Mt High. When I go to mammoth, I usually don't though cause we just ride
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 9:27am
Head injuries are no joke, wear a helmet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 9:31am
Snowboarding is like sex.  You can risk doing it without any protection but you are fuxked if anything bad happens. 

And don't go cheap here.  Would you use condoms from the 99cent store?

Also go try them on/buy at the stores, not all helmets fit the same.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 10:33am
wow thanks for all the replies. yeah i board mostly at Cataloochee and it can be really icy at times. took a couple falls last year on elbows an wow did it hurt. so yeah had i done that on my head might have been bad. and b4 I prob wouldn't have cared much but my son is 8 months old so makes you look at things a lot different.    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 10:51am
the thing about snowboarding is that helmets are almost cool and in style.  its another piece of gear you can spend money on, lots of people wear one, and they don't get too hot or really inhibit the way you ride.  at the skatepark, its totally not cool (both style and its freaking hot during the summer) to wear a helmet, so i can see people not doing it there, but on the mountain, i would.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 11:08am
Yeah wear a helmet, safety first. Everyone falls especially in there second year plus helmets are in style.I like to decorate mine with snowboard stickers to make it look sick.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 12:08pm
If you're thinking about it already, just get one.
I was debating about getting a helmet last season... got a concussion before I got one... not fun.
Most resorts states that helmet is required for both skiers and riders. No one ever said anything.
To be honest, I think helmets are pretty annoying but is better to be safe.
Dunno bout cheap helmets, I like the RED Hifi and the Smith Maze. The Maze is the lightest helmet out right now, but I like the Hifi for its adjustable air-pump cushion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 12:24pm
not everybody thinks that wearing a helmet is the coolest thing. i was one of these people that hated helmets but my mom made me wear one but i am glad she did. you just never know when you will catch your back edge or when someone will cut you off and you go kartwheeling down the hill (which happened to me last year and made me very very thankful for my helmet)just goes to show that mommy knows best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 1:38pm
I'd absolutely get a helmet.  I won't go through trees, off jumps, or even do anything for blue groomers without one.  There's just way too much to lose if you hit your head without one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 1:55pm
Originally posted by thesupaflies

not everybody thinks that wearing a helmet is the coolest thing. i was one of these people that hated helmets but my mom made me wear one but i am glad she did. you just never know when you will catch your back edge or when someone will cut you off and you go kartwheeling down the hill (which happened to me last year and made me very very thankful for my helmet)just goes to show that mommy knows best

Ditto, you can never know what can happen so it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:10pm
yeah i tried some on at a local place, found out i need a large so now just to find a good price online.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:22pm
There is no reason not get a helmet. If you get a nice one its just as comfortable and warm as wearing a beanie. There a pretty good chance you gunna fall in the park so you might as well be safe
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 5:30pm
make sure you get the right size before you buy online. because you found out a size L in your local store won't be the same when buying online especially from different brands. make sure you get the right size like 57 (my head size) than just size L. it could be a L for protec and m for red helmet. just saying.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 8:36pm
Originally posted by kirkalicious

Wear a helmet if you're new to snowboarding, especially in the park. There are usually a few good used helmets on sale in the forums so just keep a look out for one.
 
I don't have much to add onto the good advice & testimony on the benefits of noggin portection that everyone else has already doled out. However, you should probably steer clear of used ones. Although the outer shell may be fine aesthetically, the hard foam (aka "the meat" of the helmet) could be compromised. Helmets lose their FULL protective capability with just a single impact.
 
Plus, who wants to wear something that someone has already gotten all sweaty in? Sheesh... buying used boots or renting boots is already a kinda nasty situation for those that need to. But a second-hand helmet that has days of perspiration & funk imbued into the cushy padding, no thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/05/2011 at 5:55pm
I would say - groomed trails, you don't need one.

But anything else you basically need it. Protect that noggin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/05/2011 at 8:39pm
I don't ride without one. You never know when someone else is going to nail you from the backside. A few years back a skier at Mt. Hood Meadows had fallen (no helmet) and then someone clipped him in the head with their board or ski (unknown of which) and the man ended up dieing. Sad story and a freak accident but it happens. I'm probably more paranoid about something like this happening than anything else.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 1:41pm
Certainly with helmet!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 1:50pm
I cast my vote for helmet.   They're really nice in the trees cause you don't notice the little branches that hit ya.  Plus, they (as already mentioned) can save you from some dain bramage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 1:55pm
No offense but honestly, should this even be a question?  A helmet could never be a bad idea.  Iv got two concussions with a helmet on.  A helmet only protects the brain.  it doesnt make you a loser or not cool if you wear a helmet.  Personally, i refuse to ride with anyone who doesn't wear a helmet.  10 years ago it used to be you would get made fun of for wearing one.  now you get made fun of for not wearing one.  And your never too good to wear a helmet.  the better you are, the bigger you go and the more chance you have of gettin serioiusly injured.  always a helmet
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 1:59pm
Always wear a helmet. You never know when you'll fall in the wrong way and knock your head. Better safe than sorry...you can get a cheap Bolle helmet at Costco that'll protect your head.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 2:09pm
I bought a helmet at the start of my 3rd season, once you get confidence you'll start going alot faster and with speed is the risk of injury if you take a fall or if someone hits you.

There's a few threads talking about injuries, you'll see examples where helmets have prevented serious injury. A mate of mine was once clipped by a skier who flew by while he was binding in. The ski edge sliced a nice deep groove in his helmet.

Imagine if the helmet wasn't there!!!

The helmets are so light now, so honestly you don't know its there and it becomes part of you.. I'd rather wear a helmet knowing my brain is somewhat protected..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 10:18pm
My vote is yes!  I'm starting my my third season this year and I plan on hitting the park too.  I think it's a must if you're going to hit the park, but it's not a bad idea in general.  I saw a couple of collisions on groomers that made me decide to get one.  You can't control other people on the mountain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 10:25pm

Get a helmet if you want to be on the safe side.

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