E Had
E Had

i was hard core no helmet - then my kids started riding, and they gave me shit when we rode and i made them wear them, and i didn,t. So i put one on and realized it was more comfortable and more enjoyable than an nasty ole' hat. i always wear it now - even when not riding w my kids... life saver in the trees....

E Had
E Had
  • E Had

and i made a tv spot w KP - so learned more why to wear....

Anne Hars
Anne Hars

The manufacturing and testing of helmets is a joke. It is a "self-regulating industry" which means there are standards which helmets should meet but only a tiny percentage of helmets are ever actually tested. And if a helmet is tested and fails a letter is written to the company and they are informed. That's it. No recall. No notifications to owners. Nothing actually happens. And people generally don't suspect that their helmet wasn't good enough because we tend to think that at least we...

The manufacturing and testing of helmets is a joke. It is a "self-regulating industry" which means there are standards which helmets should meet but only a tiny percentage of helmets are ever actually tested. And if a helmet is tested and fails a letter is written to the company and they are informed. That's it. No recall. No notifications to owners. Nothing actually happens. And people generally don't suspect that their helmet wasn't good enough because we tend to think that at least we were wearing one and it could have been so much worse. While this may be true, it is almost impossible to tell if the helmet was manufactured to current standards. Helmet manufacturing needs a major overhaul. All helmets are not created equal. It is very difficult to find out if your helmet really actually meets the standards it is expected to meet.

Anne Hars
Anne Hars
  • Anne Hars

take the pledge and then do a lot of research.

Patti Goodall
Patti Goodall
  • Anne Hars

You can at keadt ensure that the helmet you purchase meets ANSI guidelines /standards. Agree that many helmets may not meet any kind of safety standards anfIt is also important to wear the appropriate helmet for the activity (one helmet does not serve all purposes).

Tyler Eller
Tyler Eller

Back in 03' I started snowboarding and refused to wear a helmet. I was superman and wasn't going to need that, besides, they were't comfortable or cool, I actually didn't join my high schools ski/snowboard club due to their requirement to wear a helmet. I finally gave in to pressure to wear one from family and on the second night I had it on I cracked it almost in half. Even with a helmet on I was out cold for a bout 5 minutes. ER doc told me I'd probably been dead or a vegetable without...

Back in 03' I started snowboarding and refused to wear a helmet. I was superman and wasn't going to need that, besides, they were't comfortable or cool, I actually didn't join my high schools ski/snowboard club due to their requirement to wear a helmet. I finally gave in to pressure to wear one from family and on the second night I had it on I cracked it almost in half. Even with a helmet on I was out cold for a bout 5 minutes. ER doc told me I'd probably been dead or a vegetable without it. Refuse to ride without since. Broke one a month latter and then a 3rd a year later, but neither of those resulted in injury. I ended up becoming president of the ski/snowboard club at my school and was a huge voice in promoting helmet use. Don't ride without!

Erik Hendrick
Erik Hendrick

I've crunched three helmets to date.

Julian Cautherley
Julian Cautherley
  • Erik Hendrick

keep wearing them #loveyourbrain

Troy Abrams
Troy Abrams

My son has a minor TBI, if there really is such a thing. He wears a helmet whenever he skates or rides his bike. I have taken the pledge to wear mine and I know he will too. After watching The Crash Reel, I am moved to bring even more awareness to people about this life changing (to all involved) condition.

Jane Lojek Williams
Jane Lojek Williams

My schooling helmet saved my life when a horse tossed me into a wall head first. Wow what a wake up call .

Maria Martinez
Maria Martinez

Had a helmet, one day didn't wear and crashed on my motorcycle my life has changed forever. Now I live a TBI.

Julian Cautherley
Julian Cautherley
  • Maria Martinez

thank you for sharing and hopefully more people will wear a helmet.

Eleanor Brockway
Eleanor Brockway

I can't thank you enough for sharing your story :)

Yvonne Hudson
Yvonne Hudson

Just wear it. My roller blading helment saved my brain a few years ago! #loveyourbrain

Stacy Kirk Reich
Stacy Kirk Reich

yup, bought my helmet last year after too many years skiing. I can't believe I skied without one for so long!

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