Jump to content
Maze

Do YOU Wear a Helmet While Riding a Bike/Skateboard/Other?

Recommended Posts

Answer the question (if you want to).

 

 

 

Do you wear a helmet? People say "Helmets are for geeks!"

 

 

 

I personally wear a helmet. Do you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. Most helmets loot quite dumb in fact.


"The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you never hear it you'll never know what justice is."

siggy3s.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, I do not wear a helmet while riding my bike, or longboard. I've crashed two serious times on my bike and both times I came out fine. I've also crashed about five times on my longboard and the only thing I've ever broke is my watch (3 times) and gotten a few scrapes. I have a helmet a pretty expensive one too which I've only wore once since I got it when I got my bike almost two years ago. I probably would wear my helmet more if I wasn't [developmentally delayed]ed and got a mountain bike helmet instead of a road helmet like I should of :wall: . So if anyone is interested in trading a Giro road helmet for a Giro mountain helmet hit me up!


tFtfA.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wore one as a skateboarder, fell on my arm once & broke it. I figure if my arm is going to continue taking the impact, I won't need my helmet anymore.

 

 

 

So, no more helmets for me... unless i'm playing contact ice hockey with my extreme friends, I also wear a cup at those times.


hiccup.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, i never had crashes that inolved me hitting my head, always my arms hitting the floor first. But i always wore a helmet on my moped if that counts, but that was because i wasn't an idiot :lol:


Want to be my friend? Look under my name to the left<<< and click the 'Add as friend' button!

zqXeV.jpg

Big thanks to Stevepole for the signature!^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, if anything it constrains my vision when I wear one.


BR BR BR? HUEHUEHEUEHUE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have to when you're mountain biking, so yes. (or threat of death or serious injury)


[iNSERT "I R EATIN TEH SHIX ATM" BILL COSBY SIGNATURE GIF HERE, LOL]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm pretty fond of living.


15cbz0y.jpg
[bleep] the law, they can eat my dick that's word to Pimp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use my pads and helmet when I'm at a skatepark where you have to, otherwise no. It's never served me though, whenever I've had a rough fall I usually fall on my back and pull up my head automatically. If there was such a thing as a (light) back helmet I'd wear it though, nothing worse than taking a bad fall 10 minutes into your session.


Matt: You want that eh? You want everything good for you. You want everything that's--falls off garbage can

Camera guy: Whoa, haha, are you okay dude?

Matt: You want anything funny that happens, don't you?

Camera guy: still laughing

Matt: You want the funny shit that happens here and there, you think it comes out of your [bleep]ing [wagon] pushes garbage can down, don't you? You think it's funny? It comes out of here! running towards Camera guy

Camera guy: runs away still laughing

Matt: You think the funny comes out of your mother[bleep]ing creativity? Comes out of Satan, mother[bleep]er! nn--ngh! pushes Camera guy down

Camera guy: Hoooholy [bleep]!

Matt: FUNNY ISN'T REAL! FUNNY ISN'T REAL!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only wear a helmet while riding my bike, as the last time I didn't, I was stopped by a police officer. My parents weren't exactly too happy.


j0xPu5R.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Skiing, I do, biking... Depends. If its on some straight road that I know, helmet-free. If it's bumpy and theres a risk of me falling, yeah, I'll wear a helmet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never bike anymore, but once I hit around 16 I stopped wearing a helmet. They never helped me, anyway, since my balance on a bike had been perfect, even when making sharp turns. Nowadays, it kind of hurts to bike, so I don't bother. I don't even own a bike now, since I donated it to my uncle's yard sale. I think a young Mexican kid has it now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Answer the question.

 

 

 

Whoa, easy there fellow. No need to be so intimidating. :shame:

 

 

 

No. Most helmets loot quite dumb in fact.

 

 

 

This is how I felt when I used to ride bikes and skateboards. Now I just walk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I probably should, considering how beat up my bike is, and how high the chances of me falling and hitting my head are. but they never fit well, and they're uncomfortable, and annoying, and they look silly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never really owned a helmet before. I mean there was a motorcycle me and my bro found but it smelt of cat's pee pee so I wasn't about to put that on my head.


rc1tzc.png

☢ CAUTION ☢ CAUTION ☢ CAUTION ☢ CAUTION ☢

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do I Wear a Helmet While Riding a Bike/Skateboard/Other?

 

 

 

No.

 

 

 

Something just hit my f---ing window, and it's not even raining outside... damn birds.


zBSYE.png

^ Blog.

Zh0c4.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never worn a helmet except when learning to ride a bike. In fact, I stopped using the handle bars at around age 8 or 9 :lol:


lighviolet1lk4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't do much that would require a helmet, but when I get my motorcycle, I most definitely am. Hell, that's the most important part of safety gear. While I wouldn't want to, I wouldn't be totally against biking naked as long as I had a helmet.

 

 

 

But I find helmets are much more important when you're going 40 miles an hour.


catch it now so you can like it before it went so mainstream

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually don't wear a helmet unless it's necessary. I bike to school every day on a rather dangerous route, so this may not be such a good idea. My helmet is a piece of junk anyway.


C2b6gs7.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do, but I haven't done either of those things for probably over a year.


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having worked in a bike shop for the last 2 years in the middle of Dublin, meaning I see commuters and bike couriers daily, all I have to say is not using a helmet is [developmentally delayed]ed.

 

 

 

I had a customer about 3 weeks ago, bought a commuting bike, I tried to sell her a helmet, she said she wanted to look "cool" on her bike. She came in 3 days ago, the top of her head and her arms covered in cuts and stitches, she'd swerved to avoid hitting a car, hit a curb and went through a bus shelter head first. Was in the ICU for 2 days and in a normal hospital ward for 8 days after that due to the bloodloss, she finally had decided to buy a helmet :roll:

 

 

 

And a bit of professional advice, the vast majority of helmets under say 50$ offer very little protection, it's nothing more than a layer of plastic over your head a lot of the times, if it doesn't fit properly, then egg shells would probably be more effective. The higher up the scale you go, the better quality of helmet and the safer they are and many of the top brands have a half-price replacement scheme for when you do eventually crash, it is your noggin your putting inside it after all.

 

 

 

Most importantly, helmets are only good for 1 crash where they get hit, not countless ones over and over as they work on compression zones. If it's compressed from a crash, it will offer no protection at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.