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masterblaster



Joined: 16 Mar 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: helmets Reply with quote

after many years of windsurfing i am now wearing a helmet. it took a nasty gash on my forehead to convince me. i thought i would just wear it until i healed. two days later another clunk on the noggin with no effects convinced me. also, the old gath helmet is darn comfortable.
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mpierce



Joined: 30 Mar 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed that snowboarding has gone helmet chic. I wear a helmet for everything mountain biking, windsurfing, snowboarding. I just think it is unacceptable to end up with a brain injury doing something you love doing. But the main reason I wear a helmet sailing is sun protection. Bald, old, and in the sun, needs serious protection. Who knows the more of us that wear helmets may make the windsurfing helmet as chic as the snowboarding helmet.
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bobgatpdx1



Joined: 13 Oct 2002
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, got to keep the sun off your head anyhow, might as well wear something that also protects the noggin. I upgraded to a Gath helmet a couple years ago - so light and comfortable you almost forget you have it on.
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doug_needs_wind



Joined: 02 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my co workers got knocked out while windsurfing years ago at the event site - no helmet. I am happy he did not drown.

I see this as a freedom thing - I would not make any rules about it, but I will always wear one, and my kids will wear them too!
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johnl



Joined: 05 Jun 1994
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Location: Hood River OR

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

doug_needs_wind wrote:

I see this as a freedom thing - I would not make any rules about it, but I will always wear one, and my kids will wear them too!



Hmm, "you won't make any rules", but aren't you making one by requiring your kids to wear one??? Smile
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axl.cranium



Joined: 19 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

doug_needs_wind wrote:
One of my co workers got knocked out while windsurfing years ago at the event site - no helmet.


Another good reason to stay away from the Event Site.
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WMP



Joined: 30 May 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear that wearing a wig can help with safety.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdoE2YCvwdM


wigs prevent sunburn too. Very Happy



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jesusjones



Joined: 17 May 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Salty young dog girlys Reply with quote

Itís possible that the helmet wearers canít' here as well or react as fast when in tight company. Their peripheral vision can be distorted and the 6th sense diminished by the helmet. Also affecting the senses, is wind contact and suppression of the spirit...i.e.Ö the feeling of freedom when Iím ridding. But I hear ya; if I sustained a nasty injury, it may make me think real well. May everyone be safe? P.S. > Surfers don't where helmets. Yeah I know; all the gear, wind, ECT....but surfing is way gnarly ya know?


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axl.cranium



Joined: 19 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I completely agree that being safe is of utmost imporance. I personally pack condoms and a toothbrush as you never know...
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jesusjones



Joined: 17 May 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: well it aint perspective Reply with quote

Tooth brush. Good boy! I may need your consultation on better high gene? Ummmmm. Biatchhhhhhhhh. Sorry that was themÖ..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh= Again. Is it morning
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