PullStrings wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:15 pm
Did you at least watch the video on the previous page ?
Yes, twice now. Facts are in the beginning half, feelings are in the latter half. It's absolute confirmation of everything I'm saying.
Situational awareness??? That's demonstrable nonsense. Take for instance hockey - I actually cant think of a sport that requires more situational awareness - and they do wear helmets. Now somebody is going to say that 'everybody is wearing one on both teams, so it evens out'. To which I would say that you really dont have any opponents to compete with in kitesurfing, so what possible disadvantage could it impose. Not to mention that it's just a feeling, and you cant measure any lack of situational awareness with a regular helmet user vs a non regular helmet user. Thus this line of reasoning is inconsistent and inarguably linked to those looking for an excuse not to wear one.
Helmet induced invincibility complex??? Total bs too! If you have the willpower to make the choice between using a helmet and not, then you also have the willpower to not let a helmet talk you into doing something stupider than normal. On one hand the temptation to push beyond your skill level with a helmet on is irresistible. On the other, you can easily resist temptation when you dont have a helmet on??? That is not just logically inconsistent, it's insane...... or rather just another excuse to not wear one.
And then the neck thing??? Haven't we beat that one literally to death? I have not heard of any kite surfer dying of whiplash. Sadly though, it seems to be more and more frequent that we hear about kiters dying of squished out brains. Any sore neck that a helmet gives you is worth the reduced chance of death. And if that guy was really serious about not getting a sore neck, he'd shave off that mop of a haircut he has. So once again, the logic in this excuse is not anything that comes close to consistent.
So pulley, did you even watch that vid?