so i just started wakeboarding like a month ago and i cant do much besides W2W and sometimes FS 180's. however, i keep slamming real hard and whiplashing my head into the water when i fall and it really hurts. hence i was wondering if wearing a helmet would be appropriate. However, it is also important that i don't break proper wakeboarding steeze standards, so basically i don't wanna look like a homo who wears a helmet.
in short, is wearing a helmet really gay and out of the question, or is it a good way to keep my head from hurting? does it even do anything cause its hitting water?