Well, Dwight, using a board leash is only one potential reason for head injuries. Another major reason is onshore dragging against hard obstacles. Both are not that frequent, but it's the same with wearing a helmet on a motor bike - in most cases you will never take "advantage" of it, and that's good... The difference is just that on a motor bike it's required to wear a helmet while in kitesurfing it's our individual decision...Dwight wrote:...you won't be using it long. When you get better, you'll stop using the leash and helmet...
You make a number of good points for helmet use below Wolfgang. Too many people plan for only a fixed set of possible occurrances while kiteboarding and setup accordingly. Most of the time they will be right and just fine.Wolfgang wrote:What is your experience
What is your recommendation (brand, model?)
I wear an older model of a windsurfing helmet which looks like an icehockey helmet. I find it quite comfortable, it has several open spots, e.g. at the ears, so that hearing is not impaired.
I agree, Jo, but we cannot expect that kind of protection - if there is a really hard impact it will only protect to some extent. By the way, this is probably also true for impact vests. However, theoretically I can imagine that this kind of limited protection could make the difference between a moderate or severe or fatal injury...Mr Jo Macdonald wrote:...they won't protect your head the way a motorbike helmet will.
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