Why Pro Snowboarders Still Don’t Wear Helmets | “I feel safer without one”
Wearing helmets in snowboarding is still a touchy subject. Even with people fairly consistently causing permanent brain damage and even dying. There’s no solid stats, but we’d have to guess it’s as bad as kids who play football. So when will the negative image of pro’s wearing helmets? Why don’t they? Are the magazines to blame because they don’t like to run helmet’d shots?
This article attempts to dive in a little and asks a few pros why they do, don’t, or only sometimes protect their head.
We have all heard the pros and cons of wearing a helmet. Don’t worry, I’m not here to preach to you about the benefits. All you really need to know about me for context to this article is that yes I always wear a helmet now, and I have been there when people (myself included) who weren’t wearing helmets hit their heads. There seems to be plenty of professional athletes who don’t think the costs outway the benefits when it comes to wearing a helmet. Personally, I think this has more to do with image than comfort, but as we dissect the matter we will see for sure that there is more to it than that.