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Reasons Helmets Are a Must

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Helmets are a piece of equipment for a variety of sports. We see them on lists of items that should be brought trips for kayaking, snowboarding, biking, skateboarding and so many others. As you browse the helmet options that are available for so many different sports, you may start to think to yourself how expensive they are and question whether or not this one item is really worth the money that you’ll be spending. Well, Vertical Drop Ski & Skate Shop knows for a fact that they are an important piece of equipment, and there are a few reasons why.

Fatal Accidents

Now we don’t want to get too heavy, because we enjoy these extreme sports too, but the chance of a fatal accident is something that needs to be brought up early on. There’s always a chance that your weekend getaway might turn into a bad time on the mountain. Falls can be pretty tough on the body, but more importantly, there are various obstacles like trees, rocks and other individuals on the mountain that could hurt your head if it’s not protected, so make sure that you’ve always got your helmet handy.

The Unexpected

One of the excuses that people give for not wearing a helmet is that they’ve been participating for years and they no longer need to have this extra protection. Even after years, even decades, of participating in some of these sports, helmets are a must. While you may have gotten your years of practice in, you aren’t the only one on the mountain. With how many other individuals you have to factor in while on the mountain, and some of the obstacles that we mentioned in the prior paragraph, a helmet is extremely necessary.

Instead of thinking of it as extra protection for someone that already knows what they’re doing, think of it as protection for the unexpected that a trip may bring.

Keep Warm

Of course wearing a hat will provide you with the same result, but wearing a helmet is a fantastic step to take if you’re looking for some extra warmth and padding, while still staying safe. There are days where the temperature is simply is brutal being out on the mountain, and even when you’re moving you’ve still got that chill down to your bone. Add a helmet to the top of your outfit and you’re all set.

There are a handful of reasons that helmets are so important to have prepared when heading out to participate in an extreme sport, and we’ve only covered a few. Regardless of whether or not these reasons seem like the most logical, or the best reasons around, wearing a helmet is one of the best choices that you can make.

As the ski and snowboard season starts to approach, make sure that you’re properly equipped with a helmet that will keep you safe. Vertical Drop here in Cincinnati, always have a wide selection of helmets both online and in store, so make sure that you’re stopping by and getting them before the season starts. Browse the selection of gear that we have, now.

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