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View Poll Results: Do you or your kids wear a helmet when you wake board?
Yes, cuts down on visits to the emergency room! 7 33.33%
No, too good or too cool to wear one! 12 57.14%
Sometimes, depends on how much air I am going for. 2 9.52%
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:00 AM
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Wakeboard helmet

Do you or your kids wear a helmet when you wakeboard?

Yes, it saves on the visits to the emergency room!

Or, heck no! I'm too good or too cool to wear one!


If you do, what brand of helmet and where did you buy it?
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:20 AM
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We never wear helmets, never seen anyone wear one on our river, never heard of anyone going to the "E" room due to not wearing one. I would imagine once you get to the top end of the sport one would come in handy but we are far away from that.
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:41 AM
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How about the option of "I'm not good enough to wear one??"
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:52 AM
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How about the option of "I'm not good enough to wear one??"

Or what about "Need to wear a neck brace from all those face plants".
That would be me.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:07 AM
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Or what about "Need to wear a neck brace from all those face plants".
That would be me.
Haha, exactly!! I should probably wear a helmet, too old to be cool anyway, but I'm not hitting it all that hard either. No sliders, even if I wanted to try that, so there's nothing to hit but water, and I usually lead with my face to protect my ears & such.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:19 AM
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I decided this past year snowboarding that I'm getting helmets for snowboarding and wakeboarding. If you notice the really good people on the slope and even the pro's generally wear helmets. They are the survivors out there, ask one of them, I asked several. When a teen/20'ish says it's smart wouldn't be there without it, hmmmm. Especially if you are going to try any inverts.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:41 AM
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How about the option of "I'm not good enough to wear one??"
I fall under this category


My husband and children wear helmets when boarding. My husband mainly wears it for ear protection since he blew out an eardrum.

One of my son's friends cracked his head open with his board. He now wears a helmet.

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If you do, what brand of helmet and where did you buy it?
The brand is Pro-Tec and I believe we purchased them from Cool Sports Equipment.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:47 AM
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I wakeboarded for about 4 years & have been on a foil now for about 10. I didn't start wearing a helmet till I was knocked silly the 2nd time. Then the cool factor wasn't good enough. Protec makes a cool looking & very protective helmet.... mine is carbon fiber & has saved my head numerous times.
If all your doing is jumping & basic tricks, it's probably not a big deal. But when you start working the spins & inverts, it's an absolute necessity in my book.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:01 PM
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At this point I don't wear a helmet but have considered it for myself and my kids. Last year, one of my employees passed away due to multiple concussions as a result of his wakeboarding. Granted, he was a much better and more extreme wakeboarder than I am, but I have had my bell rung a few times. So if anyone has a particular brand/model that they use, it would be appreciated if you could share that information.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:50 PM
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I wear a pro tec most of the times when I wakeboard. I too suck but have knocked my self silly 2 many times. I wear it all the time when i foil. I also wear a helmet snowboarding. It was a pretty easy adjustment. When I break out the sticks, I leave the helmet on.
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