My answer: Do what you want. Really! However I would advise him: If you don't want to look like a chump, ditch the lid. If you want to live, fly a foil*.abel wrote:Hey Sid,
I like your posts very much.
My kid had a yard sale and got the gliding board hard on the upper jaw.
He had a helmet so nothing happend to him. True story.
And mmmm..... yeah he looks a bit chum inside the silly helmet.
Would you suggest me to tell him not to ware it anymore?
Be honest, OK?
Am I honest? Well, my favorite kiteboarder in the entire Universe (Me), who is also a person I care very deeply about, got nailed in the head with his board.
My head was cut open, and there was blood. A little pressure, a LOT of hydrogen peroxide, and 2 a week sabbatical & all is well. Not suprising, as I have an item called a 'skull' (I grew it myself!) and it protects all those piano lessons.
Do I wear a helmet now? Nope.
Does that mean I have learned my lesson? Yes!
I have learned from all the errors I made on that day which contributed to my laceration. Those lessons are far more valuable to my safety and well-being than a helmet.
That's because helmets are for chumps, not pimps going hard.abel wrote:In the most spectacular pics and videos one finds on the internet no one is seen wearing a helmet not even in commercials involving kitesurfers....no wonder no one wears a helmet.
That's because the ground, ice, and pointy rocks are a bit less forgiving than the water.abel wrote:In other sports like rafting, cycling, mountain biking, roller blades, bmx, skateboard,snowboards etc. everyone is wearing a helmet, especially douring competitions and events.
FACT: People have actually dove into water (From a height of many, many stories) head first, yet somehow lived.
* Kiting deaths for foil flyers? ZERO