This is kind of amazing. Really.edt wrote: ↑Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:36 pmI would be careful about making absolute statements like "of course helmets make you safer.". There have been quite a few studies on how much wearing helmets on a bicycle reduces death rates and the result is it is zero effect. Zero. Why this is nobody knows. After all helmets help for motorcycles why not bicycles?
Now for motorcycles we know for sure they prevent fatalities. Take a guess how much they prevent. 50% or more? To my surprise is roughly one third. All these years it's been drummed into me always wear a helmet in a motorcycle and when I used to ride one I always did. However it doesn't help as much as I always thought.
We will never get a study showing how much helmets help prevent fatalities in kiteboarding and if it takes decades and millions of dollars to get such inconclusive results for bicycles and motorcycles we will never know for sure how much it helps for kiteboarding. Maybe it doesn't. Maybe it does.
So be nice please and don't be too sure of yourself. I think helmets help but I don't wear one. I do wear helmets in a bunch of other activities so I'm not anti helmet. And I might start wearing one in the future for kiteboarding after all I wear one bicycling even though the statistics say it does not help at all.
Why don't you all just take your kiteboard on your hands, raise your hands, drop your kiteboard on your head while wearing an helmet, and then do the freaking same thing without wearing one.
Do the scientific study for yourself.
Once again: i am fine with anyone telling me that he doesn't want to wear an helmet for whatever reason. Do whatever you like. But please, for the sake of human logic, don't try to suggest that it's not a scientifically proven fact that helmets improve your overall safety. Please, really.