As we have already established, to wear or not not wear a helmet is one of the biggest debates in snowboarding. There are riders on both sides of the argument willing to vent spleen and bile, smash their keyboards in dismay and roar down the black hole of nothingness that is their Facebook feed.
However, there is one thing we can all agree on: no one should be put off from wearing a helmet because of style or that often intangible thing – ‘coolness’. Helmets can be cool, but very often the smallest of details in how they are worn can be far from that.
Now it’s always a slightly risky area – stepping into the realms of prescribing what’s ‘cool’. But we had a kindly worded email this morning asking us to do exactly that. So here’s us giving it a shot – or at least conveying some of the norms.
If you’re struggling with your own helmet demons; and like the concept of noggin-protection, but still want to look as cool as those kids in fishing hats – here’s a few guidelines that should help.
And don’t worry, you’re not alone – with compulsory lids in domes (and now all I Ride Park City edits) chances are you’ll have to don one at some point…
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