BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-28-2006, 11:22 PM   #1
Ilac91
New Member
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 21
iTrader: (0)

Skiing: Helmet or none?

I've been skiing for over 20 years now and have never had any serious accidents except for when I dislocated my shoulder from a bad fall. This year I'm seriously contemplating getting a helmet since I dont think I would enjoy my head cracking on some ice, rocks or a tree. It seems the norm for everyone to wear a helmet when biking but why not skiing? I think its not cool to have your melon split open on a side of a mountain.
Ilac91 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,840
iTrader: (2)

That's probably a good idea for me. The last time I skiied was the first time in a long time...and I almost crashed into a tree.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2006, 11:32 PM   #3
myfirstbimmer
Private First Class
 
Drives: E90 SG 330i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: T.O.

Posts: 145
iTrader: (0)

ahhhh, sking, haven't done that for many many years....since grade school actually. I have always disliked and scared of going on the lifts, espically alone and it STOPPED in the middle of it!!!!! I had to close my eyes until it reached to the top....

memories.....

Tom
__________________


35% Formula 1 Ceramic Tints, //M E-Brake handle, //M Steering Wheel
myfirstbimmer is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2006, 12:23 AM   #4
Ghunger
Major
 
Ghunger's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (0)

I definitely agree with wearing a helmet for skiing. I've also been skiing about 20 or so years and started wearing a helmet a couple years ago. Besides being safer, I find it much more comfortable than a hat.
__________________

330i Monaco Blue, Terra /w aluminum trim, SP, PP, CA, PDC, Nav, Folding Seats, Sat Prep
European Delivery Blog
Picture Gallery
Ghunger is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2006, 12:39 AM   #5
just4kickz
boku no namae ha...
 
Drives: 2006 BS 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: S. Bay Area, CA + Newark, NJ + ChiCity + True Blue

Posts: 11,037
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2006 E90 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by shimshimhada
That's probably a good idea for me. The last time I skiied was the first time in a long time...and I almost crashed into a tree.
you mean the tree crashed into you... what was the tree thinking?
__________________
looking for a PreLCI Black Sapphire e90 front bumper without license plate holes

"Akimbo shotguns. Broken wrists anyone? And don't give me that 'it's just a game' bull****. Where the **** are my akimbo interventions then?! One scope on each eye mother****er!!"
just4kickz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2006, 12:52 AM   #6
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,840
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by just4kickz
you mean the tree crashed into you... what was the tree thinking?
Exactly.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2006, 10:15 AM   #7
RBBMWE46M3
blaupunkt
 
RBBMWE46M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi 6spman montego
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: THE REGION

Posts: 525
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 x5  [0.00]
1972 R75/5  [0.00]
2008 335xi  [0.00]
Been skiing for over 20 years and have never wore a helmet...broke a thumb in a crash when I was 17 trying to do a double heli..(big mistake) other than that no accidents!!!
__________________
BMW ENGINEERS
RBBMWE46M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2006, 10:45 AM   #8
nmulax
Brigadier General
 
nmulax's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Metro-Detroit

Posts: 4,323
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 Z4M Coupé  [3.83]
I've been snowboarding for 17 or so years and have been fortunate to have only broken my ankle (other then minor bumps and bruises). I've never worn a helmet and will continue that way. It sounds wierd, but after years of going without one, I feel top-heavy and off balance when I put on a helmet.
__________________
nmulax is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2006, 10:50 AM   #9
Ghunger
Major
 
Ghunger's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nmulax
I've been snowboarding for 17 or so years and have been fortunate to have only broken my ankle (other then minor bumps and bruises). I've never worn a helmet and will continue that way. It sounds wierd, but after years of going without one, I feel top-heavy and off balance when I put on a helmet.
You were right, that does sound wierd.
__________________

330i Monaco Blue, Terra /w aluminum trim, SP, PP, CA, PDC, Nav, Folding Seats, Sat Prep
European Delivery Blog
Picture Gallery
Ghunger is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2006, 04:12 PM   #10
Snowman811
Black Sapphire 330i
 
Drives: Black Sapphire 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nor Cal

Posts: 362
iTrader: (1)

Skiing for 30 years. Fallen many, many times. Still, no brain bucket for me.
Snowman811 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2006, 04:22 PM   #11
Ghunger
Major
 
Ghunger's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (0)

This debate always seems like the same as the "seatbelt or not debate". I've been driving for 10 years and never been in an accident, therefor I don't need to wear a seatbelt? I guess with skiing it depends somewhat on how aggressively you ski though. If you stay on the greens all day you probably don't really need a helmet. If you frequent the diamonds and double diamonds, it might just be a good idea.
__________________

330i Monaco Blue, Terra /w aluminum trim, SP, PP, CA, PDC, Nav, Folding Seats, Sat Prep
European Delivery Blog
Picture Gallery
Ghunger is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2006, 05:35 PM   #12
Snowman811
Black Sapphire 330i
 
Drives: Black Sapphire 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nor Cal

Posts: 362
iTrader: (1)

I already have drain bamage. A knock on the noggin might just be what the doctor ordered.
Snowman811 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2006, 06:08 PM   #13
ShinBalNom
Captain
 
ShinBalNom's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 330i
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: So. CAL

Posts: 669
iTrader: (1)

It depends on what you do on them skiies...
ShinBalNom is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-30-2006, 06:11 PM   #14
rwwong
Captain
 
Drives: 2006 330i, 2008 Jeep Hemi
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minneapolis

Posts: 627
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
I was just thinking about this recently. Everyone does less extreme sports and recreation, and wearing helmets is a no brainer. I used to ski downhill competitively and was required to wear a helmet. I think when I have kids, and get them started, I will most likely buy them for the whole fam.
rwwong is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-01-2006, 12:05 AM   #15
Ilac91
New Member
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 21
iTrader: (0)

I'm more worried about the other out of control nuts on the hill than whether I extreme ski or not. Last winter I saw this kid try to jump over some woman but instead took out a part of her scalp!
Ilac91 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST