This week I had big crash against water with knocking out.
Did backroll with kiteloop (what I did so many times) and on pop cached chop, was out of control, went panic and not rotated kite till the end what resulted full power crash on my back from around 7m.
It was hard crash so I was knocked out for some seconds for sure (even not remember what was after around 10min). I kited by myself to the beach etc but not remember about it at all.
Now I started to thinking about wearing helmet again. At least when doing new bigair tricks. I heard a lot opinions about using helmet. I used by myself many years ago when I was beginner (wakestyle helmet) and its not working on water for sure. Its big and bulky.
But now I found Gath SFC helmets and they are low profile, looks like sitting well on head. Also some bigair pro riders using them. For example Andrea Principi ...
So my question here does Gath helmet can help on crashes against water?
I still hear opinions that helmet only for saving on crashes against hard things.
I feel like many not wear helmet because it is ugly and not stylish (but it is for sure
To be honest I have the same feeling when I thinking about wearing the helmet
Also, I think, many looking on pro riders and see that they are not using helmets and don't want not looking like a PRO