Thereâ€™s something about the shape of my head that seems to make helmets look strange. Maybe because itâ€™s sort of oblong but helmets ride weirdly on my noggin — and we know itâ€™s not from having too much brain stuffed in there.
At Jiminy Peak recently, almost everybody on the mountain was wearing a helmet, and by almost everybody, I mean over ninety percent of the skiers and boarders. This represents a very big change in a very short time.
It wasnâ€™t long ago that you would just see kids with helmets and an occasional adult, who was regarded as an oddball. Since then, helmet use has caught on like wildfire.
A helmet wonâ€™t necessarily protect you from a severe blow to the head or the multitude of other injuries you could suffer, but it couldnâ€™t hurt. And forget about looking weird — have you seen some of the strange sh*t people wear while skiing?