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Re: Tele fail

Postby lowangle al » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:34 pm

That is a shame, and you are right, one bad turn can end tragically.

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Re: Tele fail

Postby Slow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:17 pm

phoenix wrote:*snip*

And one more, Slow... personally, I think helmet's are a bit overused/overrated for BC skiing - but that's not a preaching statement, just a little point of view. I do wear one for lift served (mostly because they're warm, dry, and there are lots of bozos out there), but less often in the BC. That said, I did bounce my head off a tree, wearing a helmet, on one side country foray years ago...


I hear you loud and clear.
I guess I've conditioned myself to wear a helmet for any sport that's faster than walking speed. :)
Mostly harmless.

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Re: Tele fail

Postby bgregoire » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:59 pm

Slow wrote:I hear you loud and clear.
I guess I've conditioned myself to wear a helmet for any sport that's faster than walking speed. :)


I guess that is why you decided to go by Slow?! lol

I'm all with you about helmets and speeding though the backcountry.

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Re: Tele fail

Postby phoenix » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Lest my comment be misunderstood (further)... It was largely for humor, though I don't wear a helmet every time I go for a tour. That said, I DO wear one when the terrain warrants. Not naysaying them, at all. Very thankful to have one on when biking a time or two.

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Re: Tele fail

Postby Rodbelan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:38 am

Was it the old Dickie, in all his wisdom, saying something about «adapting our speed in trees to the point that it is comfortable to hit one» (not an exact quote).

I wear a helmet too inbound, but not in BC. That is my preference. I am trying to mange the risk. Even if you wear a helmet, you need to do so. That is another kind of risk: risk homeostasis... If by wearing a helmet for exemple you feel real secure, you are at risk. The insurance cie knows about this. General concept... not a singular, individual one.

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Re: Tele fail

Postby Cannatonic » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:45 pm

From what I've read, both the head injury rate and rate of death from head injury have increased since we entered the helmet era of skiing.
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Re: Tele fail

Postby lowangle al » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Cannatonic wrote:From what I've read, both the head injury rate and rate of death from head injury have both increased we entered the helmet era of skiing.


I agree, helmet, goggles, music, and a few bong hits and beers and it's almost like playing a video game.

I only hit my head once, going "fast" on a groomer and had a binding release. Luckily I didn't have a concussion but once could be one too many.

There was one time that I wished I had a helmet on. I was on a run and came to a cliff band. There was a gap in the cliff but it wasn't wide enough to sideslip through so I had to straight line it. It wasn't long but it was steep and there was a lot of exposed rock. It was at this point that I thought " Oh, now I know why people wear helmets"


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