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trevorakers 08-03-2009 8:50 AM

I know helmets are super gay... but i took a nasty fall on a back roll to blind and when i came up I couldent remember where i lived. Im an aspiring engineer and already have 3 years under me I dont want to get dumb but i dont want to look gay. <BR> <BR>point is do helmets really help falls on water or would they cause them more?

ds3 08-03-2009 10:08 AM

when you fall on the right spot, having a helmet is worth all the time you looked gay! It really helps

eubanks01 08-03-2009 1:42 PM

"I dont want to get dumb but i dont want to look gay." <BR> <BR> <BR>Wow, that made me laugh!

trevorakers 08-05-2009 9:07 AM

what would be a good helmet to get?

ryman32 08-05-2009 9:48 AM

A helmet is only going to help if you hit a log or something. Helmets were brought into wakeboarding for sliders and kickers (solid objects) that you could hit your head on. You're an engineer, you should know this. Water skiers don't wear helmets and the travel a lot faster than us. My opinion is you would just look GAY.

trevorakers 08-06-2009 10:44 AM

found something.. <BR> <BR><a href="http://ezinearticles.com/?Learn-About-Wakeboard-Helmets-and-Wakeboard-Helmets-Tips&amp;id=2387825" target="_blank">http://ezinearticles.com/?Learn-About-Wakeboard-Helmets-and-Wakeboard-Helmets-Tips&amp;id=2387825</a> <BR> <BR>Thinking Ill get one for parks then wear one for learning new tricks

wakemania 04-28-2010 11:53 AM

Check out the Shred Ready helmets. I'm fixing to get one for my son who just got a cuncussion from a BS 180.

Luker 04-29-2010 7:28 AM

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As a bunch of peeps on this board know... I'm not a helmet behind the boat guy. But if you don't wanna look gay, there is only one way to go:

May as well get them custom graphics too dawg :)

k9fxr 05-04-2010 8:11 PM

Yup they help, those that say they dont, havent experienced the before and after

liquidmx 05-05-2010 9:00 AM

About the only time they could possibly help (without ear protection...which looks extra-gay)...is on the fall your are likely taking on the trick the heal back edge catch. Remember that even though they may prevent a concussion in this instance the extra surface area could create other issues such as neck injuries, whiplash, etc.

BTW...I have gone through the "helmet phase" myself and choose to ride without one.

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