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If we listened to the “do-gooders” we would be wearing
helments during all waking hours and strap ourselves into
our beds while sleeping.

Posted by Gene Strong | Report as abusive
 

As a skier who has worn a helmet for the past eight years and skied Snowbird, UT, for the past six years, I needed the helmet this year while tripping sideways, landing on my left side buttock, then slapping the left side of my head on a hard bump.
In 59 years of skiing, the hardest bumps from fall have always been on the shallowest slopes from an abrupt collision with a comparatively level surface rather than a long slide on a steeper slope. I’ll take the slide any day.
Ms. Richardson encountered the combination of a shallow slope, no helmet, and limited access to head trauma care. We’ll miss her!

 

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