I know this is a heated subject out there in shred land. I don’t quite understand completely why, from a safety perspective, but I respect peoples opinions and wishes. I’ve not always worn a helmet my whole snowboarding “career” if you will. When I was younger, and an avid skater, I didn’t like the clunky feeling of helmets, and always felt hot and sweaty in them. It wasn’t ever really a fashion thing for me, although there are days on the hill now that I want to just wear a beanie, with googles and be done. However, I’ve now had several friends take some serious spills, and hit their heads quite hard. Regardless of fashion sense, or obnoxiousness, I choose to wear a helmet these days, and that choice has been vindicated more than once this past season.