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brojoe 05-09-2012 09:45 PM

Not sure if this issue has been discussed, but whats the consensus with wearing a helmet. Last year I took a few spills and my head was aching. I don't want to blow an eardrum out either. Any thoughts?

tr6coug 05-09-2012 09:51 PM

Always. You'll appreciate next time you catch a back edge.

Jerseydave 05-09-2012 09:56 PM

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I wear my Gath helmet for riding. Very light weight and doesn't catch water like some of the larger size helmets.

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tex 05-10-2012 12:06 AM

I wear one win I jump(almost always). I don't when I wakeboard. I stopped wearing one last year when riding my sky ski(just started riding better without it) until I hit a rock shelf and stopped and bashed my sky ski and head on the shelf...Now I'm back to wearing it on my foil! All it takes is one hit!

DemolitionMan 05-10-2012 12:19 AM

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I bought my wife and I helmets last year for the cable park.

brojoe 05-10-2012 10:37 AM

Thanks for the input. I will definitely be getting a helmet this year.

bjames 06-05-2012 12:53 PM

I just picked one up this year. I also got the ear protectors that snap on to the helmet. I was getting tired of having water rammed into my ear and not draining for days.

Thumbs up on the Helmet :)

Lumbergh 06-05-2012 01:17 PM

501s 06-21-2012 01:02 PM

I have my share of bad falls and had a really bad one on a Raley a couple years back where I went unconcious and tookin a lot of water. Been wearing a helmet ever since and have never looked back.

I can personally say that helmets DO HELP. I have never been a helmet guy in any sport but now I always use one. The helmets are very small and light weight. Don't let someone talk you out of a helmet until you have tried one for yourself.

Nick911 07-04-2012 11:07 PM

I blew out an eardrum last year and the year before on Mara Lake got knocked out for a few seconds, so needless to say I wear one most of the time unless I am just riding casual and not trying to go big.

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