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Old     (trevorakers)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-03-2009, 8:50 AM Reply   
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.

point is do helmets really help falls on water or would they cause them more?
Old     (ds3)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-03-2009, 10:08 AM Reply   
when you fall on the right spot, having a helmet is worth all the time you looked gay! It really helps
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-03-2009, 1:42 PM Reply   
"I dont want to get dumb but i dont want to look gay."

Wow, that made me laugh!
Old     (trevorakers)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-05-2009, 9:07 AM Reply   
what would be a good helmet to get?
Old     (ryman32)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-05-2009, 9:48 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (trevorakers)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-06-2009, 10:44 AM Reply   
found something..

Thinking Ill get one for parks then wear one for learning new tricks
Old     (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-28-2010, 11:53 AM Reply   
Check out the Shred Ready helmets. I'm fixing to get one for my son who just got a cuncussion from a BS 180.
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-29-2010, 7:28 AM Reply   
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
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Old     (k9fxr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-04-2010, 8:11 PM Reply   
Yup they help, those that say they dont, havent experienced the before and after
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-05-2010, 9:00 AM Reply   
About the only time they could possibly help (without ear protection...which looks extra-gay) 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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