About Ski Helmets
The debate as to how useful helmets are in skiing accidents is ongoing and ever changing, but surely it is better to be safe than sorry? There is a clear contrast in the age groups that are found to wear helmets (under 15) and those that don’t (18-35s). Statistics also show that the precautions parents take with their children vary substantially, as do those taken (or not taken) by other adults.
Although ski helmets are not necessarily a legal requirement across the world, they are highly recommended by professionals and scientists alike. It has been argued that little can be done by a helmet to prevent serious injury on the slopes, however it has been proven that in 50% of cases they reduce the severity of the injury, especially in children. For this reason, it is best to take the precaution and wear one, it may save your life.
Many brands and styles are available and the best way in which to chose a helmet that suits your specific needs is to talk to a specialist and to do some research online. Brands such as Bolle, White Rock and Bern are among the most popular and provide lightweight, breathable and attractive styles. It is also important that you have your helmet fitted by a specialist, so again it is best to visit your local retailers – if nothing else to ascertain the precise size you need – even if you decide to subsequently order online. This is particularly important if it is your first purchase. If a helmet is worn incorrectly, not fitted properly, or does not fit the ASTM and Snell safety standards, then it may not be useful in an accident. So do your research and speak to a specialist before buying.
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